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by Janelle (subscribe)
I like to participate in life rather than be a spectator. Music, dancing, theatre, travelling, food, cycling and walking are some of my passions. Writing is an enjoyable pastime that allows me to share my experiences.
Published August 21st 2018
Mr Right or Mr Right Now
Ivie, cinema, entertainment, women, humour, comedy, drama
Theatrical poster


Book Club is a film about a long lasting friendship of four females, their lives and loves. Played by Candice Bergen, Jane Fonda, Diane Keaton and Mary Steenburgen Sharon, Vivian, Diane and Carol have been meeting monthly for 40 years to drink wine and discuss books. The four of them are in a bit of a rut with their lives and the vivacious Vivian decides to spice things up by introducing them to the raunchy Fifty Shades of Grey.

A supporting cast of Andy Garcia, Richard Dreyfuss, Ed Begley Jr, Don Johnson and Craig T Nelson provide the love and ex-love interests of the stars. Comedy is provided by predictable puns, wordplay, situational and visual humour.

Movie, cinema, friendship, review, stars, actresses, romance, comedy
The book club era (image from Paramount pictures)


I enjoyed this movie as I am a fan of the stars and felt they had great on-screen chemistry. This light-hearted good-natured rom-com is a good movie to go to with a bunch of girlfriends, it should not be taken too seriously but has some lovely tender moments. Many people would identify with some aspects of the characters' lives and there are some very funny slapstick moments. It is beautifully shot and has some food for thought for the more mature woman. Book Club screens in Australian cinemas from 23/08/18 and is rated M due to sexual references and some coarse language and has a running time of 104 minutes.

So much more than a book club!
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