Will you go and see Fifty Shades of Grey?

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The premier of Fifty Shades of Grey the movie received mixed reviews last night.

Jamie Dornan is being criticised for his lack of “sizzle” in the first reviews, with the movie in general sparking mixed reactions.

Many of us read the book, in fact it has sold more than 100 million copies worldwide, but are those the same people who will be going to watch it on the big screen, when it is released tomorrow, on Valentine’s Day?

What are your views?  Did you read the book?  Do you intend to see the film? Who would you choose to see it with … your other half or friends? Or do you think the film is not for you and would rather leave the themes in the book safely in your imagination?  Or do you have no interest in either the book or film?

Will you go and see 50 Shades of Grey?

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andbrown01
11th Mar 2015
2
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no its just another film
jan65
6th Mar 2015
2
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Go and see the second best exotic marigold hotel instead. Much more worth the money.
ConnieShack
6th Mar 2015
2
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No way. Second Best Exotic Marigold Hotel, brill.
nagonthenet
2nd Mar 2015
3
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My husband has just said "what for?" not sure how to interpret that!
big boy64
2nd Mar 2015
3
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I went to see it with my partner what a load of rubbish don't waste yr money save yr money and go and see something better .when it Finished my partner said what a load of rubbish I would rather watch paint dry
samurai1
20th Feb 2015
2
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I have read all 3 books numerous times and went to see if the first film could live up to the story. I found it far better than I expected it to be.In fact it was pretty good. I may be a "silver" surfer but I'm far from moribund or dead. Everyone needs love of some kind and this film is just a love film with a few minutes of "extras".
I was far from being the only older person there and everyone seemed to enjoy it thoroughly !!
Gogglebox
22nd Feb 2015
3
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There is a huge difference between watching a film and the reality of experiencing what you see on the screen
misterblueskye
19th Feb 2015
1
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Prefer to take part than watch sex on films
biker babe
18th Feb 2015
5
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It's all about the money... For all the wrong reasons! Never read it (garbage) film neither not my cup of tea!
samurai1
22nd Feb 2015
2
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how can you say something is garbage if you haven't tried it?
Gogglebox
22nd Feb 2015
3
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I have experienced it in real life and it's not just garbage, it's horrific. You clearly have a very romantic and unrealistic view of this film and have no idea what the reality of domestic violence is all about.
paisley pattern
18th Feb 2015
3
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I didn't have any interest in reading the books, so I won't go to see the film. However, someone at work went to see it with friends and is going back again next week. She loved it!
HJR58
18th Feb 2015
3
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I went to see the film last evening and was disappointed! I agree with the another commentator about leaving the characters in my imagination. The male lead was not 'right' - my friends thought the same, too. However we had a tasty meal and some 'girl time' so not a bad evening!
dundurn
17th Feb 2015
3
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I didn't read the books. My wife tried but didn't get past p20. As for seeing the film, I don't think I have the time: I'm a bit tied up at the moment! 😉 By the way, I think it's a première rather than a premier, unless you're certain Mr Cameron will be going?!
jualsagi
16th Feb 2015
2
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I haven't read the books & wouldn't waste my money going to see the film, it all sounds very 'tacky' to me
samurai1
20th Feb 2015
-2
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It is certainly not "tacky". The story is about evolving love and the film shows this
Gogglebox
22nd Feb 2015
2
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This story is about abuse not love. You seem very confused.
HJR58
15th Feb 2015
3
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I have read the books and like other commentators I enjoyed the story of the evolving relationship. I am going to see the film because I'm interested to see how they portray the book. It's true to say that it's not great literature but then neither are many popular books/authors.
daydreams
14th Feb 2015
4
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No I won't be seeing 'Fifty Shades of Grim' as one columnist dubbed it. I have no interest in it, have read nothing but bad reviews on both the books and the film, and in any case, it's just not to my taste.
Holly on Foss
13th Feb 2015
2
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Sadly, by commenting I feel I am adding to the publicity for this film... I have no intention of watching it as the books are so badly written I find it hard to believe anything artistic could have been made of them! In addition, the subject matter is degrading for women and gives young people a skewed view of sexual relations. Basically - a load of tosh and I could write better erotica myself!
Moogee
13th Feb 2015
2
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Having read all three books given to me by my daughter-in-law . We both had the same opinion ,they give young girls the wrong idea about sex. The style of writing was abysmal,all been said before . Only finished them to see if there was some sort of story . As for the film I won't pay to see it so may wait to watch it at home can always turn it off then. I'm just amazed at our society that this "Author " has made so much money and had so much publicity from such books ..
Gogglebox
12th Feb 2015
2
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It amazes me that people think it is acceptable to treat another human being in such an abusive way. If this were a story about an animal, there would be protests about animal cruelty outside cinemas where this film will be shown.
minniecooper55
12th Feb 2015
5
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I read all the books and thoroughly enjoyed them. To me, they were about the balance of power in a relationship and how it shifts from one to the other. The BDSM was merely a symbol of this power. There was absolutely no grooming involved and the books have nothing whatsoever do do with child abuse as inflicted by Hall and Harris.
However, I probably won't see the film as I prefer to leave Ana and Christian in my own imagination. For the same reason I never saw the Exorcist or many of Stephen King's films.
butterfly wings
12th Feb 2015
3
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I'm not going to see the film and haven't read the books. A lot of hype surrounds both the books and the films. Intuitively I don't think it's my kind of film or story.
The whole scenario reminds me of the furore over "Lady Chatterley's Lover. I got my hands on it eventually...and was at a loss to know what all the fuss had been about. Then it dawned on me that in the long interval between it hitting the headlines and me reading it
Society had changed - it was no longer thought scandalous. Likely the same thing will happen with this film. Meanwhile I have no plans to read the books or watch film.....will delay till some time in the future...and hope live long enough to indulge!
Mapek
12th Feb 2015
6
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I will be going to see it i have read the books, not for the naughty bits only, i loved the back story of the little boy so abused then adopted by lovely people then abused again by the family friend, the way Anastasia brought him around from his old way of life to finally accept that he could be loved for himself , call me a sucker but i loved the story from start to finish, it may not be Shakepere, but then some folk today would complain about him, but i read for my own enjoyment not for litery excellence.
Elliebrook
12th Feb 2015
4
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I am loving the comments on here, half sucking lemons whilst looking down their noses at badly written literature and the other half, well, we are so chilled and relaxed about it!!!
goldenbee
12th Feb 2015
4
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Will not go to the film and have not read the book, not my kind of thing and I have never blindly followed the heard. Prefer to be an individual.
macsam
12th Feb 2015
1
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I have read the 3 books but I will not be going to see the film. The books were different to any thing I had read before but I am not interested in seeing the film.
Robbinn
12th Feb 2015
6
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I really don't understand how anyone can criticize a book/film when they have neither read the book, nor seen the film but have only heard the 'gossip'.

I've read the trilogy and can see no 'abuse' in it. It may not be to everyone's taste but what happens is between two consenting adults. S. Hall and R. Harris were imprisoned for very different crimes.

I will probably see the film although not at the cinema as I don't like big screens. Will wait until I can see it on Blinkbox or similar. There are many far more 'intimate' books available if one chooses to look. One must also ask oneself why this trilogy has topped all the best-selling charts around the world. It is very, very popular. Eroticism in quite a mild form.
Tanwen
12th Feb 2015
3
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Didn't read the 'book'...and I agree with Gogglebox 100%
Gogglebox
12th Feb 2015
-1
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I will not be going to see a film about a rich man grooming a young woman for sexual abuse. Stuart Hall and Rolf Harris were put in prison for this sort of thing.
samurai1
20th Feb 2015
-1
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This is nothing to do with "grooming". BDSM is a socially excepted form of consensual sex and for many people highly enjoyable.
Please do not judge others just because you obviously do not like excitement in your love life.
In these situations the " so called " victim has all the control and many of the practices are done to enhance that persons pleasure.
Perhaps you should research BDSM a little on the internet?
Gogglebox
22nd Feb 2015
0
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BDSM maybe OK for adults in a healthy, long term, committed, monogomous relationship, Otherwise, you’re at high risk for STDs, pregnancy, and sexual assault. It’s wise to be very careful who you allow to get close to you, physically and emotionally, because just one encounter can throw you off track and change your life forever. The ideas of Fifty Shades of Grey are dangerous, and can lead to confusion and poor decisions about love. There are vast differences between healthy and unhealthy relationships, but the book/film blurs those differences.
HJR58
15th Feb 2015
1
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I don't think they obtained any form of consent...
Binzi
12th Feb 2015
5
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I had no interest in reading the book, and even less in seeing the film!
Elliebrook
12th Feb 2015
5
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I will certainly go and see it. Having read the trilogy I am interested to see how the book is adapted to the screen. Besides, it might spice things up a bit!!!
Bazeley
12th Feb 2015
2
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I'm not sure I'll go. I just can't see any chemistry from the trailers between the two actors - I don't much mind whether the story is true to the book but they should at least look convincing!!
Baxi
12th Feb 2015
4
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I'm going - why not? I see what you mean about leaving things to the imagination, but it's always fun to see how a book translates to the big screen.

It'll be great to hear all our views on the film - can't wait for the debate!!
Jo Kingham
12th Feb 2015
2
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I'm in two minds, there is so much hype about it. I only read the first book so am curious to see what happened. Have a friend who's going with her hubby on Valentine's night so will probably get a review from her before I take the plunge....
Elliebrook
12th Feb 2015
3
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Just go and watch it Jo, chill and relax, it will be fun ...

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