Book Club Movie Review

  • Release Date  : 25/05/2018
  • Genre              : Comedy, Romance
  • Cast                   : Diane Keaton, Jane Fonda, Candice Bergen, Mary Steenburgen
  • Director          : Bill Holderman
  • Duration         : 1 hour 45 mins
  • Language        : English


‘Book Club’ is a certified romcom with an old-school twist. The protagonists in this multi-track movie aren’t high school girls or young divas; they’re all 60-plus women. They try to rekindle romance into their lives, inspired by the risqué ideas in EL James’ controversial novel, ’50 Shades Of Grey’. In this movie, you can see veteran actresses, who are way past the age that women worry about grey hair, discuss 50 Shades of Grey.

Four lifelong friends who met in the 70s, who all lead very different lives, have a book club that has been a long-standing tradition in their lives.  Diane (Diane Keaton), Vivian (Jane Fonda), Carol (Mary Steenburgen) and Sharon (Candice Bergen) meet every month for a book club. The senior citizen ladies stumble upon the novel 50 Shades Of Grey and after reading the high-on-sex content, each one experiences a life-changing event. It’s fun to watch these seasoned women behave like teens while employing some hilarious double-meaning dialogues. Everything in their life changes when Vivian picks 50 Shades of Grey for their book club, which leads them to question their life.

It isn’t often that you get a rom-com with mature couples and even fewer ones who focus solely on the women. Book Club certainly fills that gap. The four storylines are managed perfectly, with enough time spent on each of the women and with the effects that the topics of the book have. The film also features many absurdly hilarious situations that are bound to make you laugh out loud. Book Club is a must-watch movie.