Fifty Shades of Grey

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Fifty Shades of Grey

E.L. James, the novelist behind the Fifty Shades of Grey fan fiction trilogy (which was inspired by the Twilight series), created a sensation with the story of a student named Anastasia (Dakota Johnson) who has a once-in-a-lifetime encounter with Christian Grey (Jamie Dornan), a handsome young billionaire with a tortured past and a penthouse full of secrets. Director Sam Taylor-Johnson (Nowhere Boy) and screenwriter Kelly Marcel (Saving Mr. Banks) tease audiences by slowly drawing us inside those closed and locked doors with Anastasia as our guide. Anticipation is so high — out in the stratosphere thanks to advance ticket sales — that plans have already been made for two sequels. (Opens wide Friday) (R) Not screened in time for review

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