Copies of ’50 Shades’ swiped at ‘Book Club’ party | Page SixBy Tori Preston Film May 18, Also — and this is an odd complaint for a comedy about women in their sixties reading 50 Shades of Grey but bear with me on this — the photoshop is terrible. Jane Fonda, Diane Keaton, Candice Bergen, and Mary Steenburgen are famous women, with decades of photographic documentation available in order to construct convincing fake photos of them in their fictional past as friends. I realized this when I walked into my screening today and saw it full of older women. I mean, I was the youngest person there by at least 30 years, and everyone around me was having a blast.
Copies of ‘50 Shades’ swiped at ‘Book Club’ party
A sex comedy aimed at pensioners may sound revolutionary but director Bill Holderman has no intention of upsetting his audience. The gentle drama that follows lands somewhere in between a very tame Sex And The City and a slightly risque episode of The Golden Girls. With Marigold Hotel, Quartet and Finding Your Feet, the writers tried to find characters and situations that their audience could relate to. Book Club is an aspirational fantasy aimed at the midweek matinee crowd. Everyone is filthy rich, wildly successful, fabulously glamorous and suspiciously youthful. This induces mild panic in her depressed, motorcycle-obsessed husband Bruce Craig T Nelson.
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I asked Janet Webb to share some of her thoughts after just seeing Book Club for the first time. She shares them here:. Who was my favorite couple? I thought Don Johnson was his usual delightful roguish self—I adored him. The thing is, she was so much more vulnerable and honest with her girlfriends: it took her so long to let down her guard with Don that it was a bit too late. The married couple was so believable, so sweet.