As I said, 'You might hate it, but you can't ignore the movie'. Thanks to the rise of expectations that we always feel it is not enough!
Fifty Shades of Grey is a
Valentine's Day treat for all the lovebirds. The film adaptation of
E.L. James' bestselling 'soft-porn' novel became a sensation
worldwide. Thus, the movie not just has sex, but also romance which
will bring you in the perfect mood.
Now it is time to get over the Cinderella from pages to seeing
an on-screen real Christian Grey and Anastasia Steele. As Christian
Grey is"50 shades of ‘f**ed up'", the movie can make you feel the
same as we all readers rather fans of Fifty Shades have high
expectations from the adaptation.
Filmed in grey, rainy Seattle and Portland, the movie starring
Anastasia Steele (Dakota Johnson) as the naive college
student who is introduced to the world of sex and BDSM by a shady
and intimidating CEO, Christian Grey (Jamie Dornan) is a nice watch which
will surely keep you hooked to the screen.
The movie starts with the interview where Anastasia who hates
taking interviews is forced to make up for her sick roommate, Kate
(Eloise Mumford), and goes to Grey Enterprises. Ana meets the young
and extremely handsome billionaire, Christian Grey whom she
interviews for her college magazine, and ends up appearing stupid
in front of him where she even asks him "Are you gay?".
Although it was a funny introduction of Ana where she trips
while entering his large cabin, we couldn't keep our eyes off the
intimidating Mr. Grey, just like Anastasia.
Ana starts thinking about Christian after the first encounter.
They meet again and go for coffee. Slowly, Ana and Christian Grey
starts getting closer and then suddenly, he tells her, "Steer clear
of me", which shatters Ana and her dreams.
However, they meet again after she enjoys her end of college
exams with Kate and her close friend and classmate, Jose (Victor
Rasuk) where she calls Christian in a drunken state and he comes to
take her, rather rescue her from Jose's kiss attempt.
Now the game starts when she gets up in the morning with a
hangover where her inner goddess starts playing games while her
consciousness tells her to steer clear from this 'f**ked up man'.
However, they get close and start their oh-so-hot romance.
The romance starts when Christian Grey explains his 'singular
taste' and his fetish for bondage, he doesn't let her touch him and
plays singular. Opens the Red Room of Pain where the deflowered
Anastasia is introduced to the world of Christian Grey's
The film takes a romantic turn where Christian Grey does his
many 'firsts' with Anastasia and he breaks his Dom rule as she
doesn't become a submissive even.
Things start going bad when she starts expecting 'more' from
Christian Grey who doesn't do romance, hearts and flowers. However,
it is nice to see Grey attempt to give 'more', calls her his
'girlfriend', introduces her to his mom, Grace Grey (Marcia
Gay Harden) and takes her to family dinner as well!
Overall, the movie has been beautifully shown, giving justice to
the roles of Christian Grey and Anastasia Steele.
Interestingly, Jamie Dornan is breathtaking as the handsome
Christian Grey on the big screen than the brooding Grey who is dark
and depressing at times in the book. He is handsome, stylish,
robust, caring and yes, 'control freak' in the movie. Who says
Jamie was not the right choice to play Christian Grey when he was
finalised for the role?
Dakota Johnson is not that impressive and needs to work on her
acting skills a little. Her expressions, especially her fake biting
lips was a big turn off!
Director, Sam Taylor-Johnson and author E.L. James have worked really hard to keep up the book contents in the movie.