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I bought the unrated version and I think it was a good representative of the book in some ways
April 25, 2018
I saw this movie on cable and was fascinated by the characters, so I went and bought the books - all 5 of them (Please E.L. James - give us Fifty Shades Freed from Christian's perspective). After reading the book, I bought the unrated version and I think it was a good representative of the book in some ways. Certainly, you finished the movie believing that Christian's way of life - his BDSM was all he could strive for - and I think that was somewhat over emphasized in the movie. I don't think the movie gave you enough of the reasons that Ana DID fall in love with Christian - he was a bit type-cast as the Dom - and although there were some good scenes that showed him allowing himself to just "be" with Ana as a woman and not as his Sub - I think the story was a bit shocking to some people who never or will never read the books. I think the 2 "Fifty Shades of Grey" books give you better insight into the real ways that Christian was changing with Ana's influence. And of course, when he belted her - and she left, I think that was the first time you really experienced the loss that he felt when she was gone. Again, not having Dr. Flynn, Christian's psychiatrist even mentioned in ANY of the movies probably lowered some viewers opinion of him that he wasn't trying to make right a life that had started so wrongly - and then continued with "Mr. Robinson's" exploitation of him at 15. But if you did love the movie, please buy the two accompanying books so that you can get an idea of the true depth of both Ana and Christian's journey together - sexually and emotionally.