Fifty Shades of Grey, Love Is Strange, Two Night Stand: this week’s cinema releases reviewed

The long-awaited adaptation of the bonkbuster novel, a gay couple's marital woes, and a one-night stand goes wrong

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FIFTY SHADES OF GREY ★★

The wait is over for the adaptation of EL James’s novel – but is it more Mills & Boon than S&M? Jamie Dornan and Dakota Johnson make an attractive pair as dominant businessman Christian Grey and his innocent young protégé Anastasia Steele, although some viewers might be disappointed by the relatively tame sex scenes.

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LOVE IS STRANGE ★★★

John Lithgow and Alfred Molina are delightful as a chalk-and-cheese gay couple whose decision to get married brings unexpected results, in a sweet and touching story of enduring love.


TWO NIGHT STAND ★★★

Miles Teller (Whiplash) and Analeigh Tipton (Warm Bodies) hook up on the internet and then spend the night together. But when she tries to do the walk of shame the next morning, a freak snowstorm stops her from leaving and the pair are forced to get to know each other outside the bedroom.


ALSO RELEASED THIS WEEK:

COHERENCE ★★★

DANCING IN JAFFA ★★★★

DOWN DOG ★★

LOVE IS ALL ★★★

THE PHILADELPHIA STORY ★★★★★

SNOW IN PARADISE ★★★


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