As a string of mysterious killings grips Seattle, Bella, whose high school graduation is fast approaching, is forced to choose between her love for vampire Edward and her friendship with werewolf Jacob.
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
E.L. James wielded a large amount of creative control over everything from casting to the wardrobe to the final script - unusual for any novelist, let alone one whose only published work was a single series of three books. This led to no end of disputes between her and Sam Taylor-Johnson. While Taylor-Johnson wanted to make a more streamlined adaptation, James was very protective of her book and vetoed even the most minor deviations from it, and since James was the one with final say on all creative decisions, Taylor-Johnson often found herself forced to go along. See more »
Before Ana first enters Christian's playroom, we see her folding her hands at her back, then (in close-up) they are seen folded in front, then again behind, and eventually in front. See more »
I Put a Spell on You (Shades of Grey Version)
Written by Screamin' Jay Hawkins (as Jay Hawkins)
Performed by Annie Lennox
Additional string arrangement by Danny Elfman
Courtesy of Blue Note Records and Island Records Ltd.
Under license from Universal Music Enterprises See more »
Review based on the movie, I haven't read the books
There was absolutely no chemistry between the main actors.
The sex is about as sensual as a log of wood thrown on the road.
The sets and art direction are excellent and create the perfect ambiance.
The music is all right in terms of theme and pacing.
She was irritating and there were way too many close-ups of her. Neither her features nor her mannerism could hold it.
He was every bit of gorgeous, but with a rather wooden performance; no pun intended, because he's as sensual as last year's sock.
Will I be watching Part II ? NAY.
Will I be reading any of the books ? NAY.
165 of 273 people found this review helpful.
Was this review helpful to you?
| Report this