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Fifty Shades Darker

also known as “50 Shades Darker,” ““Cincuenta sombras más oscuras,” “A sötét ötven árnyalata,” See more »
MPA Rating: R-Rating (MPA) for strong erotic sexual content, some graphic nudity, and language.
Not Recommended
Moviemaking Quality:

Primary Audience:
Romance Drama Adaptation Sequel
1 hr. 55 min.
Year of Release:
USA Release:
February 10, 2017 (wide—3,700+ theaters)
DVD: May 9, 2017
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Relevant Issues

SEXUAL LUST—What does the Bible say about it? Answer

Lust is an inward sin which leads to a falling away from God (Rom. 1:21).

God’s holy gift of beautiful intimacy in Christian marriage is based on self-sacrificing love.

TRUE LOVE—What is true love and how do you know when you have found it? Answer

PURITY—Should I save sex for marriage? Answer

fornication and lasciviousness in the Bible

TEMPTATIONS—How can I deal with temptations? Answer

CONSEQUENCES—What are the consequences of sexual immorality? Answer

Right and wrong

How do I know what is right from wrong? Answer

How can I decide whether a particular activity is wrong? Answer

Are we living in a moral Stone Age? Answer

Sex, Love and Relationships
Learn how to make your love the best it can be. Discover biblical answers to questions about sex, marriage, sexual addictions, and more.
Featuring Dakota JohnsonAnastasia Steele
Jamie Dornan … Christian Grey
Bella Heathcote … Leila Williams
Tyler Hoechlin … Boyce Fox
Kim Basinger … Elena Lincoln
Jennifer Ehle … Carla
Luke Grimes … Elliot Grey
Max Martini … Taylor
Marcia Gay Harden … Mrs. Grey
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Director James Foley
Producer Universal Pictures
Dana Brunetti
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Distributor Universal Pictures

Here’s what the distributor says about their film: “When a wounded Christian Grey tries to entice a cautious Ana Steele back into his life, she demands a new arrangement before she will give him another chance. As the two begin to build trust and find stability, shadowy figures from Christian’s past start to circle the couple, determined to destroy their hopes for a future together.

While Christian wrestles with his inner demons, Anastasia must confront the anger and envy of the women who came before her.”

Prequel: “Fifty Shades of Grey” (2015)

Violence: Moderate / Profanity: Heavy / Sex/Nudity: Extreme

Recommended on-line reading:

Violence: Moderate / Profanity: Extreme / Sex/Nudity: Extreme

See list of Relevant Issues—questions-and-answers.

Viewer CommentsSend your comments
Positive—Not as good as the first one, but not too bad, either.
My Ratings: Moral rating: Offensive / Moviemaking quality: 4½
Brittanie, age 27 (USA)

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Movie Critics
…E.L. James’s panting couple are back—but director Sam Taylor-Johnson is not—in this daft yet dull S&M soap… [1/5]
Catherine Shoard, The Guardian (UK)
…The erotica lite sequel somehow manages to be worse than the stupefyingly bad “Fifty Shades of Grey.” …
Brian Truitt, USA Today
“Fifty Shades” will make you dumber… it’s just a soap that has an awful lot of nude… [1/4]
Kyle Smith, New York Post
…the only pain is boredom… dismal sequel… [1/4]
Peter Howell, Toronto Star Newspapers
…dull, predictable and almost entirely devoid of tension… You’d have to be a masochist to submit yourself to the dullness… [2/5]
Ellie Walker-Arnott, Time Out London
…If there’s anything to be learned from “Fifty Shades Darker,” it’s that it’s okay if your sugar daddy is creepy, because diamonds are forever… it’s worth discussing why so many people—namely straight women—flock to this particular brand of romance. It’s especially pertinent given Christian’s creepiness and his need to “own” his woman. [1½/4]
Tina Hassannia, National Post [Canada]
…the film’s sex scenes…start to get a bit grating after a while. There are too many of them, and even when accessories are added, I found myself groaning (not in a sexy way), desperate for more narrative. …[2]
Meredith Goldstein, The Boston Globe
…For masochists only… it flirts with bondage, discipline, sadism and masochism. …And its soap-opera melodramatics are more likely to leave you giggling than gasping. …the stars seem strangely disconnected. …
Stephen Whitty, New York Daily News
Comments from non-viewers
Negative—STAY AWAY FROM GREY. These films portray abuse of a woman, are extremely ungodly, and I would never watch these films or read the books. …Ungodly, sad, and nonsense. …Also very sinful in general, the way sex is portrayed, etc.
Stephen Jacewicz, age 21 (USA)