“I’m falling love with you,” Anastasia says.

“You can’t love me," Christian Grey tells her while reaching for duct tape and rope.

Released in 2014, based on the novel by E.L. James, and directed by Sam Taylor Johnson, "Fifty Shades of
Grey" is an absurdly profound soap opera of a movie containing risqué, over the top material.

I’m the Ranting Usher.  Let me talk you out of your seat.      

Explicit content, the kind often exploited in the porn and fetish industry, barely compensate for a
hackneyed storyline and a pace that crawls along during scenes of exposition and character
development.   

While Dakota Johnson delivers an effectively timid performance as literature grad student Anastasia
Steele, it’s hard to accept that a young woman, virgin or not, could be so naïve.  Christian Grey, played by
Jamie Dornan, has a blatant zest for sexual torment.  When Steele realizes who Grey truly is, she blindly
falls for him.  Bella from "Twilight" has higher standards.

To its credit, the film appeals to a select demographic that pines for the alternative romance genre,
sadomasicism in other words or S & M.  That couples young and old flocked to see "Fifty Shades of Grey"
on Valentine’s Day last year is a testament to its success.  The spicier a movie is the more people want to
see it.  

According to Internet Movie Database (Imdb) there are perhaps fifty erotic scenes never featured in
cinemas.  Those scenes will undoubtedly be highlighted on the Special Features Blu-ray edition for
couples to browse and potentially imitate.  What a sad commentary on today’s dating scene.  

I’m the Ranting Usher.  Let me talk you out of this relationship.

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