Fifty Shades of Grey

Fifty Shades of Grey

DVD - 2015
Average Rating:
54
5
2
Rate this:
Ana is an inexperienced college student tasked with interviewing enigmatic billionaire Christian Grey. But what starts as business quickly becomes an unconventional romance. Swept up in Christian's glamorous lifestyle, Ana soon finds another side to him as she discovers his secrets and explores her own dark desires. What results is a thrilling, all-consuming romance as Christian and Ana test the limits they will go to for their relationship.
Publisher: Universal City, California :, Universal,, 2015
Branch Call Number: DVD MOVIE FIF
Characteristics: video file,DVD video,region 1,rda
digital,optical,surround,Dolby Digital 5.1, DVS ,Dolby Digital 2.0,rda
1 videodisc (125 minutes) : sound, color ; 4 3/4 inches
Alternative Title: 50 shades of Grey

Opinion

From the critics


Community Activity

Comment

Add a Comment

c
czekirda
Jul 20, 2017

Okay, I borrowed this DVD in 2015 but i didn't wanted my mom or my dad to see me watch it cause it is very inaprpriete i listened to the soundtrack from your collection last year and i seen the music video a lot of times the song is called love me like you do by Elllie Gouding she isn't one of my favorites but i have 1 cd of her called Halcyon. So, yeah, I never got to watch it until now. Ana works in a hardware store and she later met him there. She asked if he had a girlfriend he said no that isn't my thing when she went to the party with her friend she drank a lot and hang out with her other friend he was a guy that one part of the movie reminds me of Alice in Wonderland eat me and drink me from the disney movie. I really like Alice in Wonderland. I was dressed as Alice in grade 4 and it had a picture of all of them from the movie from fifty shades of gray the movie this part was when he brought her to his holetel carry her because she was so drunk at the party drinking a lot. I know this movie is Rated 18A but i am over 18 so i can watch it i was going to watch it in 2015 when it came out cause i was already over 18 my cousin has this movie on DVD too she lives in Toronto but she wasn't there she was at school in university and i looked threw her movies and one of the movies she had was Fifty shades of Grey this movie and he's just not that into you she had too witch i watched it from your library and my other cousin has this movie too she lives in Waterford but we did watch it in her house cause i said i had not watched this movie in a very long time so we watched it i think i watched he's not that into you in 2009 that's when i remember there is another sick part when he takes his Shirt off and has SEX with her by tying her hands on the bed and covering her up with a blindfolded that part really made me nervous and I remember seeing that part in the music video on TV by Ellie Goulding love me like you do then she looks on the computer with women had their hands tied to the back of them naked and when he reads from the computer that it said it was nice knowing you he came to her room and he pushed her into the bed and tied hands together to the bed with a belt and took her pants off and shirt that part made me feel sick i had to turn it off when my dad came home from work and he spanks her butt when he says whats this nice.the shewants to touch he doesn't let her and shes says why do you don't let me touch you she asks him then she sees that he has scars on his body Later she, is revealed that Christian was abused by his mean parents as a child and that is maybe why he acts this way then she says she has to go home Who thinks it should be given a different rating? I think it should be rated 21 and older. I mean I am over 18, but I think it should be rated a little bit higher than 18A.

c
C_N_BLI_787
Jul 13, 2017

This movie was a piece of garbage. I watched it and I ended up laughing out loud, more often than not. All I could think of was...."really". As a former Vancouverite I enjoyed seeing Vancouver, or "Van" as locals call it, but what a ridiculous movie.

n
Nooksack20
Jul 13, 2017

Occasionally an over-hyped movie comes along and you watch it because everyone else does. This movie was pure crap.

k
Kagamusha
Feb 23, 2017

Well, this is as bad as everyone (who died (sic) not read the book) said. One would do better to watch "The Story of O" to delve into the BSMD world, and to read Anais Nin's "Delta of Venus" if one wants to read actual well written erotica from a female point of view. I cannot believe they made a sequel! The only way to watch this is blindfolded and using a ball gag so one's screams of terribleness cannot be heard. Abandon all hope ye that watch this flick.

c
chriscoleman
Oct 15, 2016

I've never read the books. Tried and just couldn't (not the best writing). I watched the film because it stars Dakota Johnson, the daughter of Melanie Griffith and Don Johnson, and Jamie Dornan from The Fall. Neither excelled in their roles. The plot is about a college student being swept off her feet by a manipulative OCD sadist millionnaire who practices bondage and sadism and needs a new "pet". She volunteers. It was an interesting look into S&M but not much more than that.

p
Pen__
Aug 05, 2016

I read all the books, just to see what all the fuss was about.

Interesting , unusual fantasy and love story.

The movie was not even close to being like the book. The biggest problem I had was with the choice to make Christian have sex with her knowing she was a vergin. This is an important and drasric change from the original charachter.

He never would have had sex knowing she was a virgin, in the book, she did not tell him before they copulated.

.This is key in establishing his moral values, and they sadly chose to change this.

The movie was slow, silly, predictable, lacking in dialogue, acting and did not remain true to the books in regards to building the characters and their personalities and motives.

Probably appeals to teenagers, and twenty somethings, and others with very immature and unrealistic views and beliefs of relationship, sex, love, life, etc., who know nothing (other than myths, steretupes and hype - ) of the real sexual varieties many humans explore.

A modern , juvenile, "coming of age", titty teaser, "romance novel", type film, I guess , for the newer generation. I still do not understand all the hype for the books or the movies.

A waste of celluloid, other than showing off nice locations in Canada.

A fantasy "Cinderella" (poor girl meets rich prince) story with a silly sexual power play twist.

Only real themes: Who really has the power, the dominant (who needs this outlet of recreating hs own - ..because of repressed and not dealt with, childhood abuse and trauma) or the submissive, who chooses, is experimenting (in her RARE case) has self awareness, boundaries, intellect, self esteem and can stop the interactin at any time...

Fractured love story..

Does in no way depict reality in any sense of the very few topics covered.

I am sure the set grips, photographers, and all other people working on this film were much more entertained than any one who watched , or will watch the finished feature.

It is directed by a woman, whch is very interesting, and makes me ver curious why she strayed so far off the book, also written by a woman.

Clear case of a profit seeking - business woman, tv writer , creating a profit based franchise with the sole purpose of profit. Knowing full well, with years in advertising, that her 3 books would sell like hot cakes, knowing the market she was sellimg to, one after the other - (glorified "romance" novelist") and then be made and sold - into film. She had and executed a great plan for her business .. Cudos to her.

The movie, though, leaves room for MUCH improvement in casting, acting especially, and story telling / dialogue.

t
TheSandoz
Apr 27, 2016

Dumb.

a
A_Falkov
Apr 27, 2016

What a stupendous expulsion of cinematic excrement!! North-Americans apparently get hot and bothered by taking tame little peeks into a genre long ago mastered by the French. There are a many such titles far more worthy of the "erotic" tag, produced in Europe decades ago (check out any of the 14 titles which can be found under the List titled "Artcore" here, for many better examples of the genre). Although Dakota Johnson appears to be worthy of greater projects than this one, the poor dialogue kills this with it's flatness and unintentional laughs. This is nothing more than a post-millenial Harlequin Romance with pretensions. The director definitely lacks the artistic vision that was necessary to turn the novel into something of substance. Innocent virgin grabs billionaire; or at least a cardboard cutout of said billionaire and learns the prerequisite geisha-like obedience which apparently all modern up-and-coming career-girls dream of! Our heroine's roomy even dates his brother! It's a billionaire bro' tag team championship! Charlie Hunnam made a wise career choice by pulling out of this fantasy without frisson. Sad.

b
britprincess1ajax
Apr 11, 2016

FIFTY SHADES OF GREY was better than I expected. I did not read the books and have no intention to do so, but I must praise Dakota Johnson for her nuanced performance here. The Christian Grey character felt weak, but Dakota gives oomph to an otherwise -- ahem -- flaccid film. It wasn't the sex fantasy everyone had hoped for, I know, but by taming it, I enjoyed the softer side of their relationship. The more emotional undercurrents showed a little, which I think was beneficial. I know it didn't live up to the hype, but I enjoyed it and look forward to the sequel.

p
paulanechen
Mar 28, 2016

Very poor ending

View All Comments

Age Suitability

Add Age Suitability

g
green_penguin_986
Sep 28, 2016

green_penguin_986 thinks this title is suitable for between the ages of 83 and 18

r
ray1man
Feb 03, 2016

ray1man thinks this title is suitable for 18 years and over

red_bear_498 Aug 22, 2015

red_bear_498 thinks this title is suitable for between the ages of 30 and 50

g
GiselleJalabi
Aug 17, 2015

GiselleJalabi thinks this title is suitable for 69 years and over

w
wilcar49
May 08, 2015

wilcar49 thinks this title is suitable for 18 years and over

Summary

Add a Summary

s
Septum
Oct 02, 2015

This movie is the story of "The Romantic Chase" that happens between two 20-something persons, one of whom is deeply rooted in the dynamics of bondage, discipline, sadism, and masochism (BDSM). The story revolves around the seduction of a senior college girl by a slightly older alumni businessman. His awkward manner and methods of presenting his needs to her, exacerbated by her personal inexperience and insecurities, create conflict and drama between the characters. Unfortunately, the character development is poor and the pace of the movie is slow. The movie has no real plot, and therefore no sense of resolution, since it is really only an introduction to the characters and their attempt at a relationship. This is a weakness in the screenwriter's plot development when parsing the books, since each movie should provide the viewer with some sense of issue resolution. Therefore, as entertainment, the movie leaves the viewer unsatisfied, as opposed to simply wanting more. The value of this movie is that it presents the problem of taboo sex within an apparently normal relationship. The viewer has an opportunity to examine his/her own desires and fears about BDSM. Various behaviors are presented which some viewers may not have the relationship knowledge necessary to properly identify and differentiate. While the movie contains a clear discussion of the issue of consent, the needs of "informed" consent are not properly addressed. Personal boundaries create the major source of angst for the characters, but the movie fails to explore the differences between consensual BDSM and domestic abuse. BDSM should always be freely desired by each partner for the mutual satisfaction of both partners, rather than demanded by one partner for his/her own selfish needs. This movie is a primer for BDSM Dom/sub relationships, but it inadvertently highlights more potential abuse issues than the positive catharsis that motivates most BDSM practitioners. Please look for my entry under the "Comments" section for some of my thoughts on the characters and the value of Dom/sub relationships.

Chapel_Hill_DanielS Jun 04, 2015

I try to get through any book or movie that I start, I really do. But this, despite its status as a cultural phenomenon, was just plain awful. One dimensional. Utterly bland. It's only saving grace was that it was so bad it managed to get me to stop watching it before it was over.

Notices

Add Notices

There are no notices for this title yet.

Quotes

Add a Quote

There are no quotes for this title yet.

Explore Further

Browse by Call Number

Recommendations

Subject Headings

  Loading...

Find it at VIRL

  Loading...
[]
[]
To Top