Wednesday, May 16, 2018
Book Club Review - 2½ Stars
Four mature women begin reading "50 Shades of Grey" and things start happening in "Book Club." The four are played by Jane Fonda (who has never married) Candace Bergen (who has divorced) Diane Keaton (who is widowed) and Mary Steenburgen (whose marriage has lost its spark.) The men include Don Johnson, Andy Garcia, Richard Dreyfuss, and Craig T. Nelson. "Book Club" doesn't care about creativity or diversity. It's "Sex and the City" for senior citizens. When Steenburgen slips a Viagra pill into her husband's beer, and he unexpectedly bumps into the kitchen door, the crowd roars. "Book Club," rated PG-13, 2½ stars. Does it deliver what it promises? Comedy for mature women. Is it entertaining? Easy to watch, and often funny. Is it worth the price of admission? Perfect for its target audience.