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Book Club review: Beautiful settings and people, but shallow movie

DECCAN CHRONICLE. | MAYUR SANAP
Published May 25, 2018, 8:22 pm IST
Updated May 25, 2018, 8:22 pm IST
If you're looking for cerebral, intellectually stimulating fodder; look elsewhere.
A still from the movie.
 A still from the movie.
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Director: Bill Holderman

Cast: Diane Keaton, Jane Fonda, Candice Bergen, Mary Steenburgen, Craig T. Nelson, Andy García and Don Johnson.

 

Seeing some of the great actresses of decades ago working together for a romantic comedy? Well that makes for an interesting hook point for movie.

Diane Keaton in the still from film.Diane Keaton in the still from film.

Four best friends, Diane (Diane Keaton), Vivian (Jane Fonda), Carol (Mary Steenburgen) and Sharon (Candice Bergen) meet every month for a book club. The senior citizen ladies stumble upon the erotic novel Fifty Shades Of Grey and the experience uncover sides of themselves they never knew existed. The novel prompts them to spice up their marriages, reconnect with exes, hit the dating scene again, and even fall in love.

The setting is amazing; the whole movie has this breezy Mediterranean vibe. Beautiful house, garden, yard, food. I could just go on and on. This might not be a crucial fact, but just looking how they live was amazing, and yet cribbing over the problems that a teenager would probably deal with. The whole movie has a feeling, that we are seeing just the surface of things.

All actors are amazing in their roles; they have done a fantastic job. They brought the characters to life, made them likable, quirky, endearing and appealing which make this a genuinely charming movie.

If you're looking for cerebral, intellectually stimulating fodder; look elsewhere. If you're looking for a light hearted, heart warming, and funny movie, this is a right pick.

Watch the trailer here:

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