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R| 2 hr. 5 min.

Plot Summary
When college senior Anastasia Steele (Dakota Johnson) steps in for her sick roommate to interview prominent businessman Christian Grey (Jamie Dornan) for their campus paper, little does she realize the path her life will take. Christian, as enigmatic as he is rich and powerful, finds himself strangely drawn to Ana, and she to him. Though sexually inexperienced, Ana plunges headlong into an affair -- and learns that Christian's true sexual proclivities push the boundaries of pain and pleasure.

Cast: Dakota Johnson , Jamie Dornan , Jennifer Ehle , Eloise Mumford , Victor Rasuk , Luke Grimes , Marcia Gay Harden , Rita Ora

Director: Sam Taylor-Johnson

Genres: Drama, Romance

Distributor: Focus Features

Fifty Shades of Grey (2015)

Release Date: February 13th, 2015|2 hr. 5 min.

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critic reviews ( 3 )
fan reviews ( 57 )
  • The true audiences for Fifty Shades of Grey are gluttons for punishment — by boredom. show more

  • The enormous, make-or-break things are perfectly in place, and just that is enough for a reasonably enjoyable movie. But plot problems, some comically weak dialogue, repetitious scenes and a non-ending ending keep the experience a little more earthbound than it had to be. show more

  • Sitting through the turgid and tedious S&M melodrama that is Fifty Shades of Grey may feel like its own form of torture. show more

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  • March 04, 2015 kanni
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    1st: I have read the series and loved them! No matter where you went, people were talking about these books. When I heard they were making a movie I was excited yet nervous, as casting would play a HUGE part, making or breaking it. 2nd: Dakota Johnson was the worst decision, her lack of emotion and acting skills made me wonder, who did she go into the playroom with to get this part?? There was NO chemistry between the two actors. Jamie Dornan would not have been my first choice for Christian, however, he delivered. 3rd: The screenplay was horrible. I understand that books are edited & changed, we expect that. However, the storyline was choppy, scenes jumping from one another with NO flow. I was looking at my watch most of time. There have been MANY books made into movies that are a huge success: Twilight, Hunger Games, Harry Potter, etc. This is NOT one of them! HUGE DISAPPOINTMENT! 4th, great PR team to release on V-Day, only way Hollywood can make any $ with all the hype.

  • March 03, 2015 Jamie-Elaine
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    2 hours of boredom, I think if had they had more mature actors, this would have been great….no real story line,….disappointing end…

  • February 28, 2015 pumkiin
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    Loved the movie alone with the book. It is best to watch it with your lover. Now you get to try things that you might always wanted to do. Can't wait until there are more movies and books like this. I am not getting any complaints. :-)

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'Fifty Shades of Grey' Whips Up a Stunning $81.7M at the Box Office

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The Associated Press on February 15, 2015

LINDSEY BAHR, AP Film Writer LOS ANGELES (AP) - "Fifty Shades of Grey" raked in the Valentine's Day dollars, earning an estimated $81.7 million from 3,646 theaters in its first three days, distri...

Jamie Dornan Facts: 15 Things You Need to Know About the 'Fifty Shades of Grey' Star

Posted by
Wonderwall on February 13, 2015

By Marisa Laudadio, Wonderwall Playing Christian Grey in Universal's "Fifty Shades of Grey" has been a life-altering experience for Northern Ireland-born actor Jamie Dornan, 32 -- and one that's ...

Dakota Johnson Facts: 11 Things You (Probably) Don't Know About the 'Fifty Shades of Grey' Star

Posted by
Jonny Black on February 13, 2015

It might not have always been easy, but Dakota Johnson has brought Anastasia Steele to life in the long-awaited adaptation, "Fifty Shades of Grey." A third-generation Hollywood starlet, Johnson g...

Weekend Movies & TV: 'Fifty Shades of Grey,' 'Kingsman: The Secret Service,' 'SNL,' & More (VIDEO)

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Jonny Black on February 12, 2015

This weekend, Dakota Johnson and Jamie Dornan get hot and heavy in the big screen adaptation of "Fifty Shades of Grey," Colin Firth recruits an unrefined, but promising street kid in "Kingsman: The Se...

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