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Review written by Jon Patch with 3.5 paws out of 4

Fifty Shades Freed

Universal Pictures and Perfect World Entertainment present a 105 minute, R rated, Drama, Romance, Thriller, directed by James Foley, screenplay by Niall Leonard and based on the novel by E.L. James with a theatre release date of February 9, 2018.

 

This third and final story about the lives of Anastasia Steele (Dakota Johnson) and Christian Grey (Jamie Dornan) opens to the young couple reading their vows on their wedding day. The couple soon begins to fall into their new lives no longer as ‘you’ but rather now as ‘we’. Everything is just how Christian envisioned life would be with Ana, sex, travel, love, fulfillment and did I say sex? Yet while the newlyweds are traveling throughout Europe someone has broken into Grey Enterprises causing the couple to end their trip early. What they soon discover is that the person who broke in was Ana’s past boss Jack Hyde (Eric Johnson).

Christian becomes worried and hires security guards, Bailey (Robinne Lee) and Sawyer (Brant Daugherty) for Ana but Ana being the strong woman that she is feels it is a waste of time. Is it? She goes back to her office job where she discovers her new promotion as the new fiction editor, still trying to have a life of her own in the working world. The life the two had hoped for suddenly becomes a bit tangled and uncomfortable after an occurrence at their home but when they finally think things will get better especially after taking a trip to Aspen with Ana’s friend Kate (Eloise Mumford), her boyfriend Elliot Grey (Luke Grimes), his sister Mia Grey (Rita Ora) and Jose (Victor Rasuk) they soon find themselves in a web of jealousy and control issues mixed with the news by Ana that she and Christian were not ready for at this time.

In the end, life takes a deadly turn for the Grey family leaving Ana to do what she thinks is best and leaving Hyde to discover that the best man won and revenge is not always bitter sweet. If there was no room in marriage for mistakes then no one would last more than a week. Remember to stay into the credits for a look into the future for the Grey’s.

I tried not to say too much in my synopsis but I will say that I personally enjoyed this third story in the trilogy much more than the first two. I felt that Johnson and Dornan became more comfortable within their own skin as well as their skin pressed together in and out of clothes. There is more nudity in this story but at no times did I feel it was raunchy or uncharacteristic of the characters. I must say the focus was much more on the leads and thankfully so since it gave the story much more guts. The supporting actors all move the story along mostly making it a bit predictable at times but overall this writing is superb, the directing overall good but hands down once again a phenomenal soundtrack that I must have soon. Being a good friend with Dakota’s grandmother the iconic Tippi Hedren I don’t bring up these movies with her maybe due to the R ratings if you know what I mean but I know she is proud of her granddaughter and rightfully so, her star is growing forever higher. I must say also that I really see so much of Dakota’s mother Melanie Griffith in her from her smile to her voice infliction, it is unmistakable. Like her mother Melanie, Dakota will forever be the working girl in Hollywood.

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