I love to read, and over the years, I’ve always said I wanted to join a book club. But what kin of boo club? I never found one that I liked enough. Mysteries, drama, love stories, biographies…none of the offered opportunities ever fit. BUT….if someone had said, “Hey, Donna, we’re starting a book club and our first book is 50 Shades of Grey,” I’d have been ALL OVER IT.
I am a 50 Shades fan, but I’m also a fan of the leading ladies in Book Club: Diane Keaton, Jane Fonda, Candice Bergen and Mary Steenburgen. Their leading men aren’t too shabby either: Craig T. Nelson, Andy Garcia and Don Johnson. If you know the 50 Shades movies, you know that the story is a little, uhm, steamy at parts. Imagine if you join a book club expecting one thing and then find out that you’re going to read about a red room?
These ladies take it in stride though. They are all going through different stages of life, problems and things that many women of all ages can relate to, and the new book club makes some changes to their lives. Not everything that happens is a good thing but their hilarity and circumstances show us that love and life enjoyment can come at any age. It also makes me think I want to be as hip as they are at that age!
Book Club does have innuendo and language, so it’s not for young children It moves quickly though and is only 103 minutes long, so it’s a fun movie for a girls’ night in or just a lazy afternoon hanging around the house. My recommendation? Pour some wine, take the bottle to the coffee table and settle in for the duration.
BOOK CLUB Blu-ray Combo Pack
The BOOK CLUB Blu-ray is presented in 1080p high definition with English 5.1 DTS-HD Master Audio, French 5.1 Dolby Audio™, Spanish 5.1 Dolby Audio, and English Audio Description and English, English SDH, French, and Spanish subtitles. The DVD in the Combo Pack is presented in widescreen enhanced for 16:9 televisions with English 5.1 Dolby Audio, French 5.1 Dolby Audio, Spanish 5.1 Dolby Audio, and English Audio Description and English, French, and Spanish subtitles. The Combo Pack includes access to a Digital copy of the film as well as the following:
- Feature film in high definition
- Bonus Content: Go inside the making of Book Club!
o Deleted & Extended Scenes
o It All Started with a Book – The journey from script to screen
o Casting Book Club – Working with Hollywood icons
o Location, Location, Location – Visit the set with filmmakers
o A New Chapter – The cast discuss themes of friendship and romance Living in the Moment – Creating the film’s theme song
- Feature film in standard definition
BOOK CLUB DVD
The DVD is presented in widescreen enhanced for 16:9 televisions with English 5.1 Dolby Audio, French 5.1 Dolby Audio, Spanish 5.1 Dolby Audio, and English Audio Description and English, French, and Spanish subtitles. The disc includes the feature film in standard definition.