Fifty Shades Darker
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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. When a wounded Christian tries to entice a cautious Anastasia 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. Jack Hyde (Eric Johnson) and Elena Lincoln (Kim Basinger) join the cast, determined to destroy the couple's hopes for a future together. This time there are no rules.
Rotten Tomatoes® Score
Critics Consensus: Lacking enough chemistry, heat, or narrative friction to satisfy, the limp Fifty Shades Darker wants to be kinky but only serves as its own form of punishment.
Gary M. Kramer
Fifty Shades Darker is not darker or better. It's watered down, raincoat-brigade style erotica, ev...
June 25, 2017
The New Republic
Fifty Shades Darker, which fails so many tests of basic storytelling competence, is all the more s...
June 25, 2017
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Common Sense Says
More sex, less banter in graphic but bland sequel.
What Parents Need to Know
Parents need to know that Fifty Shades Darker is the second installment in the Fifty Shades of Grey trilogy, movies based on E.L. James' best-selling erotic romance novels originally written as Twilight fan fiction. As anyone who's seen the first movie or read the books knows, this is not an appropriate movie for teens. It's filled with sex and has many graphic love scenes, including close-up shots of naked breasts and buttocks and glimpses of pubic hair. In fact, the central couple -- whose relationship started out unhealthy but now has turned into love -- seems to do little else but have sex; at least this time around, the steamy scenes are less violent and more loving. That said, this installment features more out-of-the-bedroom violence than the first movie: There's a scene of gun violence, a helicopter crash, and a near sexual assault. Language is also strong, with words like "f--k," "s--t," and "a--hole" used frequently. Character drink frequently, and there's lots of brand/product placement, especially luxury cars, electronics, and jewelry.
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- Release Date:February 10, 2017
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