A chance to see four terrific actresses — let’s not use the gender-neutral term in this context — having varying degrees of fun with matters of sisterhood, sex and hope in a movie that touches on mortality and holds out the prospect of later-life joy.
The movie is a testament to the star power of Diane Keaton, Jane Fonda, Candice Bergen and Mary Steenburgen, who, as the longtime friends at the center of a run-of-the-mill comedy, are the only reasons to see it.
Producer: Alan C. Blomquist, B. Ted Deiker, Andrew Duncan
Writer: Bill Holderman, Erin Simms
Release Date: May 18, 2018
Runtime: 1hr 44m
Jane Fonda, Candice Bergen, Diane Keaton and Mary Steenburgen could probably read the phone book together and it’d be fun to watch. Still, it’s a good thing that Book Club gives them something a little spicier to read for our amusement. In the film, they play four friends who select 50 Shades of Grey for their monthly book club, to see what all the fuss is about – and their (love) lives will never be the same again. Andy Garcia, Don Johnson, Craig T. Nelson, Richard Dreyfuss, and Alicia Silverstone also star in the comedy about finding inspiration in unexpected places.
Craig T. Nelson
Ed Begley Jr.
Did You Know?
Wallace Shawn and Craig T. Nelson appeared in The Incredibles (2004).