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Book Club (2018)



Critic Consensus: Book Club only intermittently rises to the level of its impressive veteran cast; fortunately, they're more than enough to bring pedestrian material entertainingly to life.

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Diane (Diane Keaton) is recently widowed after 40 years of marriage. Vivian (Jane Fonda) enjoys her men with no strings attached. Sharon (Candice Bergen) is still working through a decades-old divorce. Carol's (Mary Steenburgen) marriage is in a slump after 35 years. Four lifelong friends' lives are turned upside down to hilarious ends when their book club tackles the infamous Fifty Shades of Grey. From discovering new romance to rekindling old flames, they inspire each other to make their next chapter the best chapter.

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Jane Fonda
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Andy Garcia
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Critic Reviews for Book Club

All Critics (186) | Top Critics (55)

Stale jokes and cringe-inducing sight gags punctuate this creaky romantic comedy.

March 16, 2020 | Full Review…

Hollywood could've done something different with the casting, we talk about inclusion and diversity but if there was a different way of casting, it wouldn't change the film at all but how we feel about it.

March 21, 2019 | Full Review…

There's a great sense of camaraderie in it all but it could have been so much better with a script that rejected the obvious.

September 14, 2018 | Rating: 2.5/5 | Full Review…

To have four female actors of this calibre in the one place and not give them something less mediocre is a lost opportunity.

September 7, 2018 | Rating: 2/5 | Full Review…

It's great to see these veterans working in major roles, but a shame that the characters they play aren't more interesting.

August 24, 2018 | Rating: 2.5/5 | Full Review…

It's not so much the reductive message that the path to happiness must be walked alongside a man; more that the writing is wincingly awful.

June 3, 2018 | Rating: 2/5 | Full Review…

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Arizona is pretty.

Philip Price
Philip Price

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Could have been better. 4 books mentioned at the book group and three of them are the 50 shades of Grey trilogy. Borderline insulting, actually and such a cliche. The actresses are all good, but the storyline does them no favours.

Nicki Marie
Nicki Marie

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While the material was thin at times, the veteran actresses make you care because how talented they are. THe story is slow but it's realistic and not too sugary sweet. Keaton, Fonda and Steenburgen have some fine moments but Bergen was the strongest in my mind and the men who supported them in Garcia, Johnson, Nelson and Dreyfus were just as strong. A nice rental but nothing much more! 08-15-2018

Christopher Oakley
Christopher Oakley

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