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|Original title:||Book Club|
|Production country:||USA 2018|
|Running time:||Approx. 105 min|
|Rated:||From 0 years|
For decades friends Vivian (Jane Fonda), Diane (Diane Keaton), Carol (Mary Steenburgen) and Sharon (Candice Bergen) have been meeting month after month for their book club. Especially now, in the autumn of her life, when sex is hardly an issue anymore, the book club evenings are an absolute must for her friends. But then the otherwise so leisurely meeting is completely confused when Vivian suggests "Fifty Shades of Grey" as the next reading. The book provides for undreamt-of fantasies, with which each of the four women deals differently, but which always provides for a lot of emotional turmoil. The book club is experiencing a second spring - until Diane has to give her friends some bad news…
Additionally, the trailer for "Book Club - Das Beste kommt noch" looked to me like a foreign embarrassment. Biedere Witzchen about older ladies, whose hormones go crazy after reading "Fifty Shades of Grey" - that seemed more embarrassing than funny. But fortunately one thing can be said: The whole film is far better and more amusing than the small commercial might suggest. Of course, director Bill Holderman hasn't staged a big hit, but only a harmless comedy, which at least offers about 100 entertaining minutes not only for the generation 50+.
That the film works is not only due to the play with exaggerated clichés. This always makes for a pleasant smile, but in the end it's thanks to the good-humoured ensemble that this second spring offers some good entertainment despite the lack of draught. Especially Candice Bergen is as great as a sovereign judge, who has long since come to terms with being alone, as Jane Fonda, who can't get enough as the exact opposite even in the advanced age of men. And also a reunion with Don Johnson, whose daughter Dakota jumped textile-free through the "Fifty Shades"-movies, is really to be happy about.
Yes, it may not be the best that comes here, as the German subtitle of "Book Club" promises. But with a few good laughs, a portion of charm and convincing actresses, this agile book club is really fun. And for that there is a proper one: Worth seeing!
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