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  1. crystal
    February 16, 2015

    I loved it. Yes it’s cheesy But you know what? it’s fiction and fun. I’m going to guess a good chunk of women have a fantasy of being swept off their feet by someone they have amazing sexual chemistry with and who is rich beyond their wildest dreams. I know I do.

  2. Emmy (Just the Books)
    February 16, 2015

    I just finished reading the book — after vowing to never read it! — and actually kind of liked it. I mean, it’s no Pulitzer Prize winner, but it was a decent story. I haven’t seen the movie yet, but I’m sad to hear the characters didn’t have a lot of chemistry in the movie — I felt that they really had chemistry in the book, even if Ana was such a shy wallflower of a girl. I’m not sure when I’ll get out to see it, but hopefully soon! I might have to do a solo matinee, too …. but those are always the best. 🙂
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  3. Alisha @ Real Girl Running
    February 16, 2015

    I’m having trouble finding someone to watch it with too! I might follow your lead one day when I have a spare couple of hours.

    Oh, and my Valentine’s weekend sounds eerily like yours. I guess that’s what comes with the territory of now being an old married couple!
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  4. Laurie
    February 16, 2015

    I want to see it so bad! I’m like you, none of my friends are too keen to go see it! Bummer! I may have to go solo too! My husband is not too thrilled to see it either! Oh well, thanks for the review, it makes me want to see it even more! 🙂

  5. Jojo @ Run Fast Eat Lots
    February 16, 2015

    I haven’t watched it nor have I read the book. I’m tempted to go watch it in theaters just for the people watching
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  6. Courtney!
    February 16, 2015

    I think I’m going to go alone to see it too, but I’ll wait a couple weeks for the crowds to die down. I’ve heard mixed reviews as well so I’m glad you still liked it!
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  7. Cheri @ Overactive Blogger
    February 17, 2015

    Definitely going to read it first. Interested to hear – what do you think about the controversy and these posts coming out against the movie?
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  8. Sheena
    February 17, 2015

    I tried reading the first book twice but couldn’t get past the 3rd or 4th chapter, the writing was so bad. It seems like a few people thought differently though 🙂
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  9. Linda @ TheFitty
    February 17, 2015

    My friends apparently hated the movie! They said it was a good yhing I didn’t come(I couldn’t).
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  10. Katie
    February 17, 2015

    I’m heading to orlando tomorrow and the tentative plan is to go see the movie on Thursday with my girls friends! Although there something seems a little off to see 50 shades at downtown disney, but oh well!
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  11. Jamie
    February 17, 2015

    I saw it on Friday, and although I went in with pretty low expectations, I still didn’t really love it. I was more bored than anything… I agree with the slow plot, lack of chemistry, and cheesy lines. Just wish it was a little more entertaining!

  12. Jen
    February 17, 2015

    I doubt I’ll see it until it comes on cable or Netflix. I just didn’t like the characters in the books enough to shell out time and money to sit in a theater and watch. I know what you mean about being in an audience of energized women. I went to see Magic Mike with a group of women and the whole audience around us was loud and hilarious. Considering that movie was pretty lacking in plot and dialogue, I was glad for the show the audience put on. Don’t feel awkward about going alone. I’m a teacher and have summers off. I go to the movies alone all the time if there’s something I want to see and I can’t get anyone else interested. It cracks me up to go in the middle of the day and there are men in business suits in there with me. I can only assume they’ve left the office for “meetings.” The interesting thing about 50 Shades is the number of people with opinions who haven’t read the books or seen the movie.
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  13. Erin @ Erin’s Inside Job
    February 17, 2015

    I’ve been confused about the different receptions btw the book and the movie. It may just be my perception, but it seems like when the book was out everyone was in love with it and now that there is a movie I am hearing nothing but backlash. I was just super confused the other day. Oh well! 🙂
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  14. Hannah
    February 17, 2015

    I really enjoyed this movie and am super relieved to hear someone give a positive review for a change.

  15. sara@runninginpinkproject
    February 17, 2015

    I could not talk any of my girlfriends into seeing it so my poor husband took one for the team and joined me. I actually enjoyed it too. Yes, it was lame and cheesy but I was entertained. I dont regret the 9 bucks I shelled out. 🙂
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  16. Carrie (This Fit Chick)
    February 18, 2015

    I really want to see it! I don’t have high expectations as I wasn’t a fan of the cast when they announced them, but I’m making my boyfriend see it with me… or when it comes out on hulu or something!
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  17. Melissa
    February 24, 2015

    I haven’t seen it, mainly because we have a 4 month old baby, somewhat opposite schedules right now, and my parents haven’t been available to babysit. I honestly don’t know if I’m going to see it. There are so many mixed opinions out there! I did enjoy the books though – pure brain candy!
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  18. Char
    February 24, 2015

    I haven’t seen the movie yet, but this review made me laugh. And I totally would have loved to hear what those women in front of you were saying. The part about Jamie’s native accent coming through – thought that was hilarious. And now I will anxiously try to pick out scenes of that happening. I think I’ll see if when my friend gets into town after the weekend. Kind of sad, but it’s the highlight of her coming right now haha. I just want to see it and then see how it fairs to what others think 🙂
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