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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.


Sam Taylor-Johnson


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


Anastasia Steele, an English literature major at Washington State University, agrees to interview for the college newspaper a billionaire, Christian Grey, as a favour to her roommate, Kate Kavanagh. During the interview, Christian Grey takes an interest in Anastasia. Soon after it, he visits the hardware store where Anastasia works and offers her to do a photo shoot to accompany the article for which Anastasia had interviewed him. Later, Grey invites her to a cafe and also sends her first edition copies of two Thomas Hardy novels, including Tess of the d'Urbervilles, with a quote from the latter book about the dangers of relationships, on an accompanying card. His pursuing eventually brings a result - Anastasia and Grey start dating. In the course of their troubled relationship Anastasia slowly comes to uncover Grey's troubled past and realises that he is not good for any woman, let alone for himself. Although, she enjoys the bondage sex with Grey, she feels that she has to make a ... 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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Did You Know?


In 2015, the former child star of Disney's popular Even Stevens TV show, Christy Carlson Romano (30), said in an interview that she hated the concept of the novel and movie with a passion. She called them misogynistic and misguided, and said both "blur consent by claiming it's a grey area, when it's in fact black and white." She believed others felt the same and the movie would be a failure. But her husband disagreed. He said it will probably stink, but it'll still be a hit. So they made a bet and the loser would have to spend 60 seconds in their underwear on the balcony of their Brooklyn, N.Y. apartment where temperatures were below freezing. When then movie succeeded, Romano lived up to her part of the bargain. She stepped outside in the cold wearing only a bustier and panties while holding a sign that said "#Consent." Her husband videotaped her while she explained why she was doing it. Then they posted it on social media. See more »


In a particular scene Christian is shown using his MacBook, then closes it when Ana walks in the room. The apple on his MacBook was not lit up when he was using it, so in fact he was staring at a dark screen on his MacBook when he was supposedly doing business on it. See more »


Anastasia Steele: How could I know what I'd be willing to try?
Christian Grey: Well, when you've had sex was there anything you didn't like doing? We have to be honest with each other for this to work. Okay?
Anastasia Steele: I wouldn't know.
Christian Grey: What do you mean?
Anastasia Steele: Because I haven't... I haven't.
Christian Grey: You're still a virgin? I've just shown you!
Anastasia Steele: I know. I just...
Christian Grey: You've done other things, right?
Anastasia Steele: No.
Christian Grey: Where have you been?
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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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Written by Max Martin, Savan Kotecha, Ali Payami, Tove Lo (as Tove Nilsson), Ilya Salmanzadeh
Produced by Max Martin and Ali Payami
Performed by Ellie Goulding
Courtesy of Polydor Ltd.
Under license from Universal Music Operations, Ltd.
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User Reviews

My god.. this was awful
10 February 2015 | by gangstah_vinoSee all my reviews

I don't want to spoil a lot, so ill just give ratings with a brief description on certain elements of this so-called "film".

Acting; 3/10. The acting was misplaced, awkward.. not to look at. At least convince us you're an intense guy, Mr. Grey.

Plot: 1/10. that wasn't a plot for a normal movie, it was a plot for soft-core porn.. which had as terrible acting in it as real porn.

Camera work/scenery/etc. 7/10 for what it is.. great camera work i guess and good scenery

Romance; 2/10. I've seen the notebook... that's romance. This is a poor attempt to romance. It tries to tell you they're madly in love, but it's just a weird sexual relationship.

Drama: 1/10. there is no thrill.. no intense things going on. There is no drama in this soft-core-erotic-drama.

"The deeds" 10/10.. they did it. so.. can't give it any lower points than this.

Overall, it's was horrible acted, plot-less, non-romantic nor drama movie about a girl being horny and the guy doing an attempt of BDSM, which comes down to.. soft-core.. almost nothing different than normal sex with bondage.. boring sh*t.

on that note, go watch the kings man; secret service. that's one of the best action movies i've seen in a while!

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Release Date:

13 February 2015 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

50 Shades of Grey See more »


Box Office


$40,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend USA:

$85,171,450, 15 February 2015

Gross USA:


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Technical Specs


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Sound Mix:

SDDS | Dolby Digital | Datasat | Auro 11.1



Aspect Ratio:

2.39 : 1
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