Book Club (2018)

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Book Club is a 2018 American romantic comedy film directed by Bill Holderman in his directorial debut. It stars Diane Keaton, Candice Bergen, Jane Fonda, Mary Steenburgen and Andy Garcia. The story follows four women that have attended a monthly book club for over thirty years, where they share their love of books and choose what to read next. One of the women suggests that they read Fifty Shades of Grey. The women shocked and awed by the content of the book.

This is a cute and fun film that mostly women will enjoy. It has four of the very best actresses that always know how to you laugh. Each character is unique, but also alike in their love for literature, wine and friendship. This film shows that friends are important and love is possible at any age. It is filled with wine, friends, romance, sex and Fifty Shades of Grey. 

Every actress is fabulous in their roles and Andy Garcia does fine in his role as well. This film will make you laugh out loud, cry and just want to say aloud, “awkward!” at times, which makes it even better. This is not one of the best rom-coms I’ve ever seen, but it’s not plain awful either. It is very entertaining, never boring and is something that you can watch when you’re down in the dumps.

Yes, this is pretty much a woman’s film, although directed by a man. It has the feel of both a Nora Ephron and Garry Marshall picture, who are known for chick flicks like these. If you’re a lady needing a good laugh or cry, or both, then this is the perfect film. It’s not outstanding, but will make you feel better after watching it. I thoroughly enjoyed this one, although it is more targeted at older women.

Next time you’re with your girlfriends or sister(s), choose this film and you won’t regret it. 13+ 3.5/5

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