Number of Times Seen – 1 (25 Aug 2018)
Brief Synopsis – A group of older women who get together for a monthly book club have their lives changed forever when one of the suggests that they read the 50 Shades of Gray novels.
My Take on it – This is a film that my wife and I saw the trailer for a few months back and were interested in seeing what it was all about.
Unfortunately, the story itself is quite mediocre and feels like an attempt to be as diverse as possible by creating 4 bets friends who are each at varying stages of relationships in their lives.
The cast is superb in name and they managed to get a lot of star power into this film but unfortunately trying to make all of these characters feel like they are of a similar age doesn’t work at all.
The stories featuring Diane Keaton and Mary Steenburgen are the most interesting but even those don’t feel unique enough.
This film has some really funny scenes but they all already appear in the trailer which unfortunately dioesn’t leave many funny parts left in the film itself.
For what it is meant to do, this film works, but it is by far not even close to being the best of its kind.
Bottom Line – Mediocre idea that tries too hard to stay as diverse as possible by creating 4 best friends who each are at different stages of their view on relationships in life. The cast is great but it’s hard to believe that these four women (and their various men) are all suppose to be the same age. Diane Keaton and Mary Steenburgen’s stories are the best of the four but even those don’t feel very unique. Most of the funny jokes appear in the trailer which doesn’t leave much for the film to keep things fun on its own. Enjoyable for what is it meant to do, but not even close to being the best of its kind.
MovieRob’s Favorite Trivia – Co-stars Diane Keaton, Jane Fonda and Candice Bergen have each dated Warren Beatty at some point in their lives, as has Don Johnson’s ex-wife Melanie Griffith. (From IMDB)
Rating – BAFTA Worthy (6/10)
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