Fifty Shades Darker (2017) Friday, 10 April 2020

Fifty Shades Darker (2017)

Additional Info

  • Rating:

    MA15+: Strong sex scenes.

  • The pitch:

    Not punishing.

  • Starring:

    Dakota Johnson, Jamie Dornan, Eric Johnson, Eloise Mumford, Bella Heathcote, Rita Ora, Luke Grimes, Victor Rasuk, Max Martini, Bruce Altman, Kim Basinger, Marcia Gay Harden

  • Directed by:

    James Foley

  • Running time:

    118 minutes

  • Rated:

    MA15+ (Australia), 18 (UK), R (USA)


    People held at gunpoint, slapped. Helicopter crash. A woman receives unwanted attention/touching from an intimidating man. A child is grabbed. A woman has a drink thrown in her face. Vandalised car seen. A photo of a man's face is burned with a cigarette. Sexual seduction/abuse of a young man by a trusted friend discussed. Boy expelled from schools for brawling mentioned. Blood/gore: Dead body on floor (drug overdose/seen in flashback). Bloody face/head. Bandaged wrist. Cigarette burn scars on chest.


    None: (just kidding). A couple has frequent realistic-looking sex/oral sex in the bedroom, in the shower. Kissing, undressing, breast-touching, bum-slapping, nipple-sucking, caressing, spanking, digital penetration. Objects inserted into vagina. Woman tied up (leg/arm binds). Room full of bondage gear/sex toys. Full male nudity (rear/side views), full female nudity (pubic area mostly obscured). Woman in skimpy lingerie, knickers, etc. Man in underwear, workout gear.


    Alcohol (cocktails, wine, beer, champagne). Bar setting. Smoking. Dead crack-addicted mother/drug overdose mentioned.


    F-words, s-words. Name-calling (ass, douchebag, ruthless, sleazy, ridiculous, sadist, mousy, etc). Religious exclamations (oh my God, Jesus Christ, go to hell, goddamn, etc).


    Sex, relationships, bondage, domination, submission, sex toys, wealth, publishing, masquerade balls.


    Dead mother (drug overdose), dead husband (car crash), girl slit her wrists mentioned. Helicopter, full moon, fireworks. Teaser trailer during end edits.


    Fun, lip-glossed, sticky, expensive-looking, diverting, sexy, enjoyable, silly, soapy, funny, loose, light, serviceable. Great performance by Dakota Johnson, sleekly styled visuals.


    Shallow, repetitive, pulseless, perfunctory, diluted, drippy, dopey, vanilla, superficial, familiar, safe, empty, laughable, dull. Harlequin-esque/nonsensical dialogue, slow-moving/boring first hour, meandering/mundane plot, baffling editing, sex scenes become voyeuristic/grating/groan-worthy, Jamie Dornan's Christian Grey is uncharismatic/unsexy, relentless female nudity but very little male nudity.

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