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Book Club (12A)

Romance, Comedy

US romantic comedy in which the lives of four friends are changed when they read '50 Shades of Grey' for their monthly book club.

The critical consensus

As the foursome become sidetracked by their relationship dramas, Book Club loses its zip but united they are magnificent, bouncing off each other and each bringing something different to the table.

***(*)(*)Emma Simmonds, The List, 28/05/2018

Inevitably, in the last third, the sauciness abates and is replaced instead by a drippy sentimentality.

**(*)(*)(*)Geoffrey Macnab, The Independent, 30/05/2018

Fonda, Keaton, Bergen and Steenburgen can do nothing to rescue this charmless luxury lifestyle offering about discovering EL James’s books.

*(*)(*)(*)(*)Peter Bradshaw, The Guardian, 31/05/2018

Yet another condescending effort that seems to think audience intelligence drops once everyone is past retirement age.

**(*)(*)(*)Alistair Harkness, The Scotsman, 31/05/2018

A story of female bibliophiles rediscovering their mojos, is, ironically, let down by the writing.

**(*)(*)(*)Wendy Ide, The Observer, 03/06/2018

Where and when?

General release. Check local listings for show times.

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