When college senior Anastasia Steele steps in for her sick roommate to interview prominent businessman Christian Grey for their campus paper, little does she realize the path her life will take. Christian, as enigmatic as he is rich and powerful, finds himself strangely drawn to Ana, and she to him. Though sexually inexperienced, Ana plunges headlong into an affair — and learns that Christian’s true sexual proclivities push the boundaries of pain and pleasure. Fifty Shades of Grey movie download.
When Anastasia Steele, a literature student, goes to interview the wealthy Christian Grey as a favor to her roommate Kate Kavanagh, she encounters a beautiful, brilliant and intimidating man. The innocent and naive Ana starts to realize she wants him. Despite his enigmatic reserve and advice, she finds herself desperate to get close to him. Not able to resist Ana’s beauty and independent spirit, Christian Grey admits he wants her too, but on his own terms. Ana hesitates as she discovers the singular tastes of Christian Grey – despite the embellishments of success, his multinational businesses, his vast wealth, and his loving family, Grey is consumed by the need to control everything.
Honestly, I liked this movie. I know what you’re thinking: “This guy just likes seeing people have kinky sex on the big screen.” No, I don’t. In fact, I think mainstream erotic films offer us more than just artsy porn; they can be a fascinating look into the human subconscious like “Eyes Wide Shut” and they can be pure garbage like “Caligula”. I have come to learn that art is not safe whether it’s in the horror genre, comedy or especially in the erotic subgenre. Strangely, I found “Fifty Shades of Grey” to be provocative of questions about love, compromise, and passion even if it borders on what most people would consider bad taste. Fifty Shades of Grey movie download.
First off, what is the movie about? Basically it follows the relationship between an inhibited English student named Anastasia Steele (played by Dakota Johnson) and a mysterious, young billionaire named Christian Grey (played by Jamie Dornan). They meet for an interview and begin building an infatuation for one another but Grey keeps insisting he does not want a romance with Ana. Instead he offers her the chance to partake in a BDSM relationship in which he is the dominant and she is the submissive. When I look back, the roles match well with their personalities.
There is no real story I could find in this film; rather it’s more about the characters. A lot of great movies focus on their characters more than plot; in this movie, it works out okay. Many of the supporting characters are snubbed for the two main players as if to say they are just there for the sake of some filler. Maybe if others found out about Grey’s lifestyle and he was caught in media frenzy, the film would have a substantial plot. Fifty Shades of Grey full movie download
I found Dakota Johnson to be incredibly dull in the first act but gradually she becomes more dynamic and confident as the film progressed. It feels intentional seeing how Ana starts off as a quiet, uninteresting woman only to morph into a more liberal persona. Dakota’s character has a lot of those “whomp-whomp-whomp-whooooomp” comedic moments in the beginning which felt so forced and unnecessary to the tone. Jamie Dornan was decent as Christian Grey. Like his character, he feels in control.
The sex scenes are a lot tamer than I had anticipated going into this flick. Like the rest of the movie, they are shot surprisingly crisp and, might I add, nicely-paced.
It sounds like a simple movie but it wasn’t until I asked myself one simple question that it all became interesting: Does Grey love Ana? A lot of Grey’s actions I see points to yes unless it is part of a ploy to secure a potential submissive. He claims to require a written contract before ever touching Ana but blows off this condition to passionately kiss her. And once they get to the contract, they discuss their intimate limitations in an amusing, business-like setting. Ana objects to certain practices which Grey seems to willingly extract from their relationship kind of like a compromise in any other relationship. Fifty Shades of Grey full movie download.
One of my favorite parts is when Ana confesses her virginity to Grey after revealing his secret life. Even though he maintains he doesn’t have normal sexual relations in the bedroom, Grey breaks this code to be with Ana. One might argue it is a selfish act to gain her trust so she may serve as his victim; I see it as Grey finding an opportunity to be with someone he could briefly connect with, someone untouched, someone he sees as good. In fact, at one point, he voices his concern of Ana changing his outlook on life and sounds scared of this prospect. Grey feels constrained by his past which shaped his present only to feel the need to constrain others to his level, literally.
Who knows? Maybe I’m overthinking too much. Some people might be turned off, some might get turned on, some might think little about it, and some might find something special in “Fifty Shades of Grey”. I only know what I saw and felt.