Southern Gazette (South Perth) - - Lifestyle -

FIFTY SHADES OF GREY (MA) DI­RECTED BY: Sam Tay­lorJohn­son STAR­RING: Dakota John­son, Jamie Dornan ★★ RE­VIEW BY: Ju­lian Wright In cine­mas now

Af­ter Chris­tian takes Anas­ta­sia’s V-plates, she is sud­denly re­vi­talised and bop­ping around the kitchen mak­ing him ba­con and eggs for break­fast – like a grate­ful, sub­mis­sive homemaker should?

Go­ing for a good 45 min­utes back and forth about whether or not Anas­ta­sia will sign on the dot­ted line, Grey tries ev­ery­thing to per­suade her, com­ing off more like a sex pest than a suave po­ten­tial boyfriend.

Ad­mit­tedly, direc­tor Sam Tay­lor-John­son keeps us on our toes, ex­pertly teas­ing us un­til the big re­veal and drawing the best pos­si­ble per­for­mances from her cast de­spite of­ten wretched dia­logue.

How­ever, this mix of sex and dan­ger has noth­ing on the al­most 25-year-old Ba­sic In­stinct.

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