Fifty Shades of Grey

As Ana wants more from Christian, I still want more from E L James.Photo: Focus Features

Low 3 StarsWhy I Saw It: Curious about it from a pop culture phenomenon standpoint, though hardly expecting greatness…
What I Thought: Did its job well, but its job still isn’t what it could have been. Secretary is and remains the gold standard.

Fifty Shades of Grey. Dir. Sam Taylor-Johnson. Perf. Dakota Johnson, Jamie Dornan, Marcia Gay Harden, Jennifer Ehle, Eloise Mumford, Luke Grimes, Victor Rasuk. Focus Features, 2015.

An inexperienced young woman meets a mysterious and compelling billionaire with a secret he hopes will change her life.

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