“A tiresome affair” Fifty Shades of Grey review

FIFTY SHADES OF GREY   (UK CERT: 18)

Director: Sam Taylor-Johnson   

Music: Danny Elfman

Voices: Dakota Johnson, Jamie Dornan, Rita Ora


The Fifty Shades phenomenon is something very hard to calculate. Yes, we know its sold millions of copies worldwide, but its readership is likely to be much higher. I’m sure someone somewhere will know another person who didn’t go out and buy the book, but just borrowed it.

Creating a film from E.L. James’ novel was never going to be an easy task for numerous reasons. The harsh reality is that Brits have mixed views with regards to seeing sex on the big screen – nonetheless, Sam Taylor-Johnson, director of the critically acclaimed Nowhere Boy, was chosen to helm an adaptation. But is it a success? Continue reading