I was invited to an early screening of Book Club last night. I watched the trailer and decided to take my best friend, Nickie with me.
The theater was buzzing with excitement as everyone was getting to their seats. I noticed most of the theater was female but there were some gentleman in the audience and once the movie got started, I’m glad they were there because male and female can both enjoy this film. If you’ve ever been in a relationship, wanted to be in a relationship, watched a relationship from afar, you can appreciate and laugh at this movie!
“Diane (Diane Keaton) is recently widowed after 40 years of marriage. Vivian (Jane Fonda) enjoys her men with no strings attached. Sharon (Candice Bergen) is still working through a decades-old divorce. Carol’s (Mary Steenburgen) marriage is in a slump after 35 years.
Four lifelong friends’ lives are turned upside down to hilarious ends when their book club tackles 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.”
WHAT TO EXPECT:
You will be laughing and connecting with these ladies from the start. Trust me, you know one of the four ladies in some way in your life that will bring a smile to your face within the first 15 minutes of the movie. I found myself looking around the theater at different times to look at people’s reactions. The audience felt connected to the characters throughout the film – during the good, bad, and ugly parts. We had some audience members clap and raise their hands at a couple points. It was cute.
While the book, Fifty Shades of Grey is mentioned quite a bit in this movie, no sex happens (that we see). We follow four ladies, friends, as they go about their life and meet for Book Club and during Book Club open up about what’s going on in their life. This is a movie of girlfriend talk, wine, growing older, change, and finding your new normal. This movie had a lovely undertone about having fun at ANY age. As well as a good reminder to not deminish generations older than you.
Although personally I felt I was too young for the four ladies, I did like this movie. It was a great reminder to always nurture your marriage and it was a good check for myself to make sure I’m treating both sets of parents as kind as possible and with respect. It is their life and their happiness.
Our parents have the right to be happy when they want; it’s not up to us to dictate that, even as much as we may want to control it, they have to live their life.
CAN YOUR WILDERNESS EXPLORERS SEE THIS MOVIE?
No, Book Club is not for kids. The material is meant for adults and should be enjoyed by adults. There is a lot of adult humor and really, this movie should be spent with friends or on a date. The content is about the well-known book, Fifty Shades of Grey. It talks about sex but also about relationships and growing older.
SO, DID I GIVE 5 OUT OF 5 BALLOONS?
I give Book Club 4 balloons. This was a cute movie that I enjoyed seeing with my best friend. Although I’m nowhere near the ages of the actresses, I connected with them in that they are the ages of my mothers. I saw their light they both have and should be recognized for and that light should not be dimmed just because of a certain age.
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BOOK CLUB hits theaters May 18th!
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