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Fifty Shades of Grey (2015)

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Literature student Anastasia Steele's life changes forever when she meets handsome, yet tormented, billionaire Christian Grey.

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Sam Taylor-Johnson

Writers:

Kelly Marcel (screenplay by), E.L. James (based on the novel by)
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Dakota Johnson ... Anastasia Steele
Jamie Dornan ... Christian Grey
Jennifer Ehle ... Carla
Eloise Mumford ... Kate
Victor Rasuk ... José
Luke Grimes ... Elliot Grey
Marcia Gay Harden ... Mrs. Grey
Rita Ora ... Mia Grey
Max Martini ... Taylor
Callum Keith Rennie ... Ray
Andrew Airlie ... Mr. Grey
Dylan Neal ... Bob
Elliat Albrecht Elliat Albrecht ... Olivia
Rachel Skarsten ... Andrea
Emily Fonda ... Martina
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Storyline

When Anastasia Steele, a literature student, goes to interview the wealthy Christian Grey as a favor to her roommate Kate Kavanagh, she encounters a beautiful, brilliant and intimidating man. The innocent and naive Ana starts to realize she wants him. Despite his enigmatic reserve and advice, she finds herself desperate to get close to him. Not able to resist Ana's beauty and independent spirit, Christian Grey admits he wants her too, but on his own terms. Ana hesitates as she discovers the singular tastes of Christian Grey - despite the embellishments of success, his multinational businesses, his vast wealth, and his loving family, Grey is consumed by the need to control everything. Written by MischaLeCroix

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Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated R for strong sexual content including dialogue, some unusual behavior and graphic nudity, and for language | See all certifications »

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Details

Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

13 February 2015 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

50 Shades of Grey See more »

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Box Office

Budget:

$40,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend USA:

$8,600,000, 14 February 2015, Wide Release

Gross USA:

$166,167,230

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$571,006,128
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Runtime:

| (unrated)

Sound Mix:

SDDS | Dolby Digital | Datasat | Auro 11.1

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

2.39 : 1
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Trivia

First film of 2015 to receive an Oscar nomination, when "Earned It" was announced among the contenders for Best Original Song. See more »

Goofs

When Kate is making out with Elliot, Ana and Christian walks in. Kate gets up in a purple satin robe and talks to Ana. The next closeup scene, Kate has suddenly lost her gown and is just in a slip. See more »

Quotes

Christian Grey: To what do I owe my success?
Anastasia Steele: [nervously] Yep.
Christian Grey: Seriously?
Anastasia Steele: Yes.
Christian Grey: Business is about people and I've always been good at people. What motivates them. What inspires them.
Anastasia Steele: Maybe you're just lucky.
Christian Grey: I've always found that the harder I work the more luck I seem to have. The key to my success has been in identifying talented individuals and harnessing their efforts.
Anastasia Steele: So you're a control freak?
Christian Grey: Oh, I exercise control in all things, Miss Steele.
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Alternate Versions

3 minutes and 14 seconds were cut from the R-rated version and released as a Blu-ray exclusive edition that includes longer sex scenes. See more »

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Referenced in Coronation Street: Episode #1.8633 (2015) See more »

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Concerto in D-minor after Alessandro Marcello, II. Adagio
Written by Johann Sebastian Bach
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Yeah, I'm sorry, it is that bad
12 February 2015 | by blanche-2See all my reviews

"Fifty Shades of Grey" is based on a badly written book, so why someone thought they could make a decent film out of it is beyond me. Actually I don't think anyone believed they could make a good film, the producers just wanted the money that would come in from all people who for reasons known only to themselves read the book.

I had a free ticket and I had to go in order to do a story on it. Bottom line, I'm not doing a story on it.

Okay, here's the problem, and this is what breaks my heart. We no longer know what good or great is. I am no follower of Ayn Rand, but in The Fountainhead, she predicted the rise of mediocrity, mediocrity being considered great and the norm we shoot for. It only stands to reason that at this point, some things can't even rise to that sad level. This isn't mediocre, it's pathetic. I can't believe there are people complimenting the actors. But then I can, because they have come to accept mediocrity. Something I fight against with all my heart.

There is one other problem. The book sucked; in order to like it, one had to use his or her imagination. The success of this book lay in the fantasy aspect. Sometimes imagination is more powerful than just about anything and can give you an erotic experience. This film doesn't fulfill the most inane imagination, let alone someone who really has a wild and creative one. The only fantasy it can give you is how fast you can get out of the theater.

There were people around me laughing. The ones who weren't left, and from what I found out in the lobby, actually demanded and got their money back. When was the last time you saw people leaving a movie in the middle? I'm not sure I've ever seen it, and I'll guess I've been going to movies longer than a lot of you.

I lament the loss of artistic soul, of creativity, of going for the best. I miss the days when Billy Wilder was a writer and a filmmaker. What are we left with but a horrible book written on a first grade level and the resulting bad movie.


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