here's a 5 second review of the new Fifty Shades of Grey movie. It's fucking sexy. The end.
I kid, but it is. Sam Taylor-Johnson did a fantastic job handling the subject matter, directing her actors, and making the movie its own entity, freed from the terrible prose of the books.
Dakota and Jamie have so much chemistry from the get go, it's just great to watch them. It's literally explosive chemistry.
I was prepared to rag on this film, like I ragged on the books (still terrible), but I really enjoyed it. If you can "enjoy" something like this.
It was hot. Steamy. Sexy. And best of all you felt like it was kind of equally a part of the female gaze as the male's. You could definitely tell a woman directed it; it hit all the right notes, judging from my own, and the reactions of the women in the audience.
I was surprised to see someone from just about every walk of life in the theater. A mother with her daughters. An elderly couple. A business man. A group of guys in suits. A young couple. Everyone.