Book Club

Book Club

Blu-ray Disc - 2018
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Four lifelong friends' lives are turned upside down when their book club attempts to shake things up by tackling the infamous 'Fifty Shades of Grey'. From discovering new romance to rekindling old flames, they inspire each other to make their next chapter the best chapter.
Publisher: [United States] : Paramount, 2018
Branch Call Number: BLU Book
Characteristics: 1 videodisc (103 minutes) : sound, colour ; 4 3/4 inches
digital,optical,surround,DTS-HD Master Audio 5.1, Dolby digital 5.1 DVS
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wyllow
Jan 14, 2019

Stereotypical, shallow and a sad comment on the lack of good roles for older actresses. Not funny or genuine...I felt the cast was capable of so much more.

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601skyrise
Jan 07, 2019

i wasted 1.5 hours of my life watching this movie. story is shallow, it's suggesting that women's happiness is having men in their lives.

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clhoward49
Dec 29, 2018

If your 60 yrs or older, this movie is gold! These are four actresses we grew up loving and to see them, aging as we are, is sweet. Any one of these gals could have carried the movie as the central character, but, instead they joined forces to take us into the aging process & experience life from each one of their perspective. I loved it! Watched it a second time before I returned it. Watch and enjoy.

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booksmile
Dec 28, 2018

Fun, sweet movie. A bit unrealistic and they are all super rich and there are a bunch of movie cliches, but not really different from most rom-coms.
Even though they are reading a particular book for their book club, the movie is less about sex and more about finding love/happiness.
It's still really unusual to find fun (not tragic) movies about older women (over 40).

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fahasanavsar
Dec 23, 2018

Mediocre predictable and disappointing.

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posie12
Dec 23, 2018

God Hollywood has gotten BAD! Do anything for a buck.

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GiovanniS
Dec 18, 2018

This is the second attempt to watch this movie. First time I tried I didn't connect with it after 20 min and decided to return it back. Borrowed it again a few months later (i.e. was a bit of a line) and I feel it clicked this time. It starts out like a chick-flick but then evolves into a love-story somewhere by the middle of the movie and you start rooting for the characters. The main message is that it's never too old to find love. I normally don't watch or care about chick-flicks but the way movie morphed into something I could appreciate, I think I may watch this again down the road. Did not like the blasphemy/swearing in script.

Also want to qualify that I really liked the part of the movie with the actual wife trying to rekindle the passion of the marriage, and the pilot reaching out to a woman whose husband had died. The rest of the aspects of the movie looked stupid. I don't know about the 50 Shades of Grey part as I have zero interest in seeing any of those types of movies or reading those books and did not mean to endorse any of these things on this review.

VaughanPLDonnalee Dec 11, 2018

This movie was frustrating. I like female-centric comedies, I like movies featuring mature storylines, I even like book clubs. I should have really liked this movie, it checked off lots of boxes for me, but the movie itself is very shallow and fake. It was modestly entertaining and I have really liked the four leading ladies before and wanted to like this film, but I really wish it was better. It ended up being pretty predictable. Some scenes and lines were cringeworthy and cheap. Diane Keaton's naive ingenue character was meant to be endearing, but just came across as grating and silly. Candice Bergen's dating storyline was embarrassing to watch. I hope they continue to make movies like this, I just hope they will feel more genuine.

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MiRiAm12345
Nov 27, 2018

Not fair for me to rate this movie because I stopped 30 minutes in. On one hand who wouldn't want to watch these four talented actresses in a zany comedy. However, I found the direction of the movie disturbing. In this day and age of the Me Too Movement it is irresponsible for four women successful both as the characters they play in the movie and influencial in the entertainment world to be placing on a pedestal "50 shades of grey", a book that advances the notion that violence in a relationship is trendy and desirable. Post script: are any actors more typecast than Fonda and Keeton? Jane Fonda as the hard on the outside vulnerable on the inside "your not getting older your getting better" leader and Diane Keeton in her only and always portrayal of the likeable, scatter brained klutz.

JCLHeatherM Nov 20, 2018

Life doesn't have to stop in your sixties, and four women prove all of that and more with their monthly book club - a chance to get together and catch up on each other's lives. When member Vivian proposes E.L. James' '50 Shades of Grey', all members reevaluate their relationships, their friendships, and their life paths.

Funny and packed with quick dialogue, the four leading ladies have a great chemistry that keeps the movie pace going (and viewers invested in what happens next).

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Nov 07, 2018

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