Book Club review – golden years love descends into innuendo | Film | The GuardianWhen Book Club was announced last year, the premise felt like it had to be a joke. The film, which follows four women of a certain age who experience sexual reawakenings after reading Fifty Shades of Grey for their book club, felt like the kind of thing whose reason to exist began and ended with its log line. Most of us probably learned of its existence during the trailers before Fifty Shades Freed. Oh, we would certainly all go see it, but not without acknowledging that we were living with an industry in which nothing gets green-lit unless it is a wink or nod at a one-time trending topic. The jokes would seem to write themselves, and be fully dependent on that preexisting property, a feature-length reaction GIF. It uses E.
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The stories it has to tell about feminism and female sexuality are left mainly implicit in the script by Bill Holderman and Erin Simms; Mr. Holderman directed because they are written in the faces of its stars. And much in the way that their characters use reading as a pretext for hanging out and drinking wine — there will be wine in every paragraph of this review, as there is wine in nearly every scene of this film — the filmmakers understand that what will satisfy the audience is time in the company of Jane Fonda, Candice Bergen, Diane Keaton and Mary Steenburgen. They embody a carefully plotted range of professional and marital situations. Sharon Ms. Bergen is a long-divorced federal judge. Diane Ms.