FILM FRIDAY – 50 Shades of Grey


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From what i hear everyone had gone CRAZY banana’s over this movie. I’ve read the book, actually all 3 books, because if i start a trilogy/quadrilogy/heptalogy, then i have to finish it.

I will admit, the first book was Good to OK. I’d rate it a 6/10 but then the 2nd and 3rd books, 50 Shades Darker and 50 Shades Freed to me were badly written. Not that I’m an expert on writing novels, but i am an avid reader and I’ve read my fair share of books over the years and I’ve read some amazing books, and these just weren’t great or even good.

Well getting to my point FILM FRIDAY lol… all the girls at my work wanted to go watch the movie and me, not wanting to miss out on the action [my sister was coming along and hadn’t read the books, so this was going to be interesting lol], i went with. Now i know they CAN NOT stick to the book 100% , wait not even 50% as then it would be a porno not a movie [i believe in some countries the age restriction was 12!!!!!]

The movie was ok…. Christian was a lot more relaxed and jovial than in the books, and Anastasia, who i  wanted to slap the s**t out of in the books for crying so much, was a lot stronger and confident on screen which was a nice change. My favourite part of the movie was the ending when Anastasia got into the elevator and left Christian, my sister looked at me and NO!!!! WTF !!! lol… i just burst out laughing.


Author: E L James

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Book Trilogy:  50 Shades of Grey, 50 Shades Darker and 50 Shades Freed

March - Film Friday - 50 Shades Trilogy

Movie Adaption:  Released 13 February 2015

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  •  Dakota Johnson plays Anastasia Steele, a college graduate who begins a sadomasochistic relationship with young business magnate Christian Grey
  • Jamie Dornan plays Christian Grey,  a successful and wealthy young entrepreneur in Seattle

March - Film Friday - Christian and Anastasia


Anastasia “Ana” Steele is a 21-year-old undergraduate at Washington State University’s satellite campus near Vancouver, Washington. When her roommate, Kate Kavanagh, becomes ill and is unable to interview wealthy 27-year-old entrepreneur Christian Grey at his company headquarters in Seattle for the college newspaper, Ana agrees to go in her place. Christian is interested in her, and soon after, he arrives at the hardware store where Ana works. Christian, in town to deliver the commencement address at WSU, agrees to Ana’s request for a photo shoot to accompany the article.

After the photo shoot, Christian invites Ana to have coffee, but leaves abruptly, confusing Ana. For her graduation, Christian sends Ana first edition copies of Tess of the d’Urbervilles. Ana celebrates with friends, and, after drinking too much, spontaneously calls Christian. Concerned, he goes to the bar to find Ana, who passes out. She wakes up the next morning in Christian’s hotel room and is relieved when he says they did not have sex.

Ana and Christian begin seeing each other, but Christian asks Ana to sign a non-disclosure agreement that prevents her from revealing anything about their relationship. Christian expresses interest in a subculture relationship with Ana involving controlled bondage. Ana reveals she is a virgin. While she is considering the agreement and negotiating her own terms, she and Christian begin a sexual relationship that includes some of the sexual practices Christian desires.

Christian showers Ana with gifts and favors, such as a new car and laptop. After moving to Seattle with Kate, Ana becomes closer to Christian. One night, she accompanies Christian to his parents’ house. During dinner, Ana mentions she is leaving the next day to visit her mother in Georgia. Christian is infuriated as Ana had expressed she wants a romantic relationship rather than a purely sexual one. She is shocked when Christian unexpectedly arrives in Georgia while she is visiting her mother. Christian leaves soon after to tend to an emergency in Seattle.

After returning home, Ana continues seeing Christian, who is still interested in further sexual experimentation. Ana initially consents and participates willingly. Christian, however, keeps Ana emotionally distant, upsetting her. While still considering the contract, Ana asks Christian to demonstrate how he would “punish” her for rule breaking. Christian whips Ana’s buttocks six times with a belt, making her count each time he strikes her. She is upset and finds it far from her romantic expectations. Ana concludes that Christian is wrong for her and that his practices border on being deviant and excessive and leaves.


*** The Sequel 50 Shades Darker is scheduled to be released in 2016 ***

Have you watched it and what did you think ?



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Welcome to Popcorn and Pearls…. My name is Melissa. I’m a 30-something year old Beauty and Lifestyle Blogger. I originally come from Durban, living in Cape Town with my 3 furbabies (cats), Peanut (my little panda) and my Twins, Lycan and Luna, for 15 years now and loving this City with all it has to offer. I have a love for everything Beautiful – from Makeup, to Fragrances, Clothing, Shoes and even Food. Popcorn and Pearls is my home away from home, the place i dive into to get away from the busy yet mundane life of the ebb and flow of work and sleep. I love sharing my finds with you all, whether it be a beautiful yet inexpensive dupe makeup item, a piece of jewelry, books or a little undiscovered restaurant. I love sharing my views on makeup, fragrance, body products and more with every one of you. I know you get great products in the USA or UK but i love finding dupe affordable products for all my readers in our very own South Africa When i am not working on my blog then i am a Full Time Travel agent. I also am addicted to TV series as well as reading. Thanks for reading my blog and being such great supporters. Please feel free to contact me anything on:

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