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Fifty Shades Darker

  • Drama
  • Romance
  • 2017
  • James Foley
  • 112 mins
  • 18

Summary

The bookish Anastasia Steele and damaged billionaire playboy Christian Grey continue their sado masochistic relationship, while their safety is threatened by strangers from his past. While Christian wrestles with his inner demons, Anastasia must confront the anger and envy of the women who came before her. Erotic drama sequel to Fifty Shades of Grey, starring Dakota Johnson, Jamie Dornan, Eric Johnson, Bella Heathcote and Rita Ora

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Review

A star rating of 3 out of 5.

It's time to dust off those handcuffs, as Jamie Dornan and Dakota Johnson reprise their roles as pervy, controlling billionaire Christian Grey and besotted but feisty ingénue Anastasia in a second dollop of softcore kinkiness. This time, though, creepy Christian's baggage not only includes personal demons, but also a deranged, gun-toting ex. "No rules, no punishments and no secrets", Anastasia insists early on. So less steamy stuff, you may think. Not really, because although Darker is still superficial, glossily gigglesome and lacking in tension, it's actually a slightly better, rather raunchier film than the 2015 original, possibly thanks to a different director in James Foley (Glengarry Glen Ross, TV's House of Cards). But, for all its contrived edginess and kinkiness, it's still essentially fifty shades greyer.

Credits

Cast

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Anastasia SteeleDakota Johnson
Christian GreyJamie Dornan
Elena LincolnKim Basinger
Elliot GreyLuke Grimes
Katherine KavanaghEloise Mumford
Jack HydeEric Johnson (3)
Leila WilliamsBella Heathcote
Carla WilksJennifer Ehle
Mrs GreyMarcia Gay Harden
Mia GreyRita Ora

Crew

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DirectorJames Foley

Details

Theatrical distributor
Universal
Released on
2017-02-10
Languages
English
Guidance
Sex scenes, nudity.
Available on
DVD and Blu-ray
Formats
Colour
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