'50 Shades of Grey' (R)

February 12, 2015 1:53 PM

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Put down your handcuffs and leave the blindfolds in the drawer. You won’t need those props to get you through a viewing of Fifty Shades of Grey. Despite what you might fear, the movie is not torture. And even if it doesn’t inspire lust, you will breathe a warm sigh of relief, thinking: This could have been so much worse.

Director Sam Taylor-Johnson (Nowhere Boy) and screenwriter Kelly Marcel (Saving Mr. Banks) have taken E.L. James’ ridiculous and painfully earnest bestseller about the relationship between clueless, virginal college grad Anastasia Steele and hot, dominating billionaire control freak Christian Grey a...

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