Discover the feel-good hit of the summer
Promotional Feature with Paramount
When four friends introduce Fifty Shades of Grey to their book club, little could they imagine how many outrageous (and hilarious) events it would lead to. We’re talking sex, Spanx and plenty of Sauvignon Blanc…
‘The perfect girls’ night out movie – you’ll be laughing out loud!’ Kath Brown, Editor, W&H
Here are 5 reasons why Book Club is about to top your film watch-list:
1. It has a stellar cast
The movie brings together A-listers Jane Fonda (Vivian), Diane Keaton (Diane), Candice Bergen (Sharon), and Mary Steenburgen (Carol) as four friends with completely differing attitudes towards sex and relationships. Once they all read Fifty Shades of Grey as part of their book club, a heap of mid-life truths are unearthed. With supporting male performances from Andy Garcia and Don Johnson, this is one celebrity line-up not to be missed.
2. It celebrates the power of friendship
Book Club proves that lifelong girlfriends really are the best friends. These four women have been through it all: death, divorce and, yes, even online dating. Just goes to show that all you need is ice-cream, wine and no-holds-barred discussions about your ex. Of course.
3. You’ll enjoy some interesting takes on relationships…
Take it from us, the Book Club ladies aren’t afraid to talk candidly about what it means to be the ‘better half’. Sharon’s ex-husband is seeing a younger woman, Vivian likes her men with no strings attached. How does Fifty Shades of Grey change these ladies’ lives? Watch to find out.
4. …and an even more interesting take on sex
What happens when you combine Fifty Shades of Grey, Diane Keaton and a LOT of wine? Ladies talking very frankly about sex. Apparently, it’s just like ‘riding a bike’ (according to Carol). Cycling aside, expect lots of discussion about intimacy, and what it means to be intimate as a mature, sexual woman. Christian Grey had better watch out.
5. And finally, because it’s laugh-out-loud funny
This film has a cracking script, delivered by a powerhouse cast of women who like a glass of wine… Enjoy!
Book Club will be released in cinemas everywhere on 1 June.
(Cert: 12a, running time: 104 minutes)
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