Fifty Shades of Grey may be the most controversial film we have seen in years. Many claim that it advertises abusive relationships, while others love the film’s fun sexual content. Either way, it’s still a movie – and not a particularly bad movie at that. True, the plot is not the best developed, but it’s a great film for those kick-back weekdays or when you need a little spark in the bedroom. Fifty Shades of Grey may be the most debated film in years, and that makes it a must-see movie of 2015.
Directed by Sam Taylor-Johnson, written by Kelly Marcel, E.L James, Patrick Marber, Mark Bomback and produced after the Fifty Shades of Grey trilogy by E.L James, this film made theatres on Valentine’s Day, 2015. Its cast features Dakota Johnson and Jamie Dorman who play the lead roles Ana Steele and Christian Grey. Among other roles include Jennifer Ehle, Eloise Mumford and Victor Rasuk who all do a fabulous job in displaying their characters.
The film begins with college graduate Ana Steele who writes an article about businessman Christian Grey for the student newspaper. After awkward initial engagements and thinking it went badly, Christian and her continue to bump into each other afterwards. Eventually, they enter a steamy masochistic relationship, exploring their sexual desires and opening their hearts to love as well. While the film has been split in two and the second will come out next year, it was a good play on the book thus far.
Granted, the film seemed to appeal more to its sexual fantasies rather than the emotional spiral Ana and Christian go through in the novels. This is understandable, though, due to the audience’s expectations. Certainly directors must appeal to what the audience wants to see, which in this case is mostly the intense sexual relationship. If you want to see one of the most controversial films of its age for its intense sexual content or simply as a weekday romance with the hubby, Fifty Shades is a must-see.