We all have them, especially when it comes to romance. Some are basic and platonic while other fantasies are intimate and thrill seeking. E.L. James portrays those sexual thrills exquisitely in her novel turned movie, Fifty Shades Darker, the sequel to Fifty Shades of Grey. This film had me intrigued by the way it made me laugh and tear up, but mostly by how it made me want more!
Fifty Shades Darker opens with Anastasia (Dakota Johnson) receiving a massive bouquet of white roses from Christian, whom she broke off ties with at the end of the first movie. Anastasia(Ana for short) starts her new job at SIP as an assistant to one of the editors. She is trying to build her career while Christian (Jamie Dornan) tries to lure her back into his life. She caves in, but not too quickly without new arrangements for the sexual relationship they have. Things start getting hot and heavy until the past tries to come back. Shadowy figures from Christian’s past try to eliminate any chance of a future for the couple. Now Christian will do anything within his power to make sure that does not happen.
James Foley (director) and Niall Leonard, who wrote the screenplay, put E. L. James novel together elegantly. They really focused on all the little details without straying away from the plot. My favorite details were Ana’s outfits and lingerie. Her outfits were chic and her lingerie was elegant and sexy. The scenery was gorgeous and made everything flow so well. You can tell how hard the whole crew worked and how much they put their all into making this movie.
The movie is rated R, purposely so for the fact that there are multiple sex scenes and some language. This type of movie is not everyone’s cup of tea, if you will, but it is definitely worth watching. If you love romance and fantasy, this drama packed movie is for you.
I’ll be honest with saying that this movie did not peak my interest much until I watched it. And I’m glad I did! I will definitely recommend this movie to all of my friends. There are twists I did not see coming, tears I did not know I would shed, and laughter I did not realize would come out. Fifty Shades Darker will make you want more – just like it did to me!
FIFTY SHADES DARKER has been rated R for strong erotic sexual content, some graphic nudity, and language. Fifty Shades Darker opens in theaters Friday, February 10, 2017.
Disclosure:***Written by Guest Blogger, Mara B.*** We were invited to a special screening of this movie in exchange for a review. All opinions are our own and no other compensation was received.
Jamie Dornan and Dakota Johnson return as Christian Grey and Anastasia Steele in Fifty Shades Darker, the second chapter based on the worldwide bestselling “Fifty Shades” phenomenon. Expanding upon events set in motion in 2015’s blockbuster film that grossed more than $560 million globally, the new installment arrives for Valentine’s Day and invites you to slip into something a shade darker.
When a wounded Christian Grey tries to entice a cautious Ana Steele back into his life, she demands a new arrangement before she will give him another chance. As the two begin to build trust and find stability, shadowy figures from Christian’s past start to circle the couple, determined to destroy their hopes for a future together.
Also returning from Fifty Shades of Grey are Academy Award® winner Marcia Gay Harden, Rita Ora, Luke Grimes, Victor Rasuk, Eloise Mumford and Max Martini, who are joined for the first time by Oscar® winner Kim Basinger, Bella Heathcote and Eric Johnson.
Fifty Shades Darker is directed by James Foley (Fear, House of Cards) and once again produced by Michael De Luca, Dana Brunetti and Marcus Viscidi, alongside E L James, the creator of the culture-spanning blockbuster series. The screenplay is by Niall Leonard, based on the novel by James.