Run time: 104 mins

There are plenty of raunchy old men films, sclerotic efforts like Last Vegas or The Bucket List. It’s only fair that women of a certain age should be seen behaving badly too (aren’t they the only kind worth knowing). Uh oh.


Diane (Keaton), Vivian (Fonda), Sharon (Candice Bergen) and Carol (Mary Steenburgen) are lifelong friends who have discussed books and quaffed wine every month since the late 1960s. Then one of them suggests Fifty Shades of Grey and the women collectively get their mojos back.


But as it turns out, Book Club is only tangentially about Fifty Shades, and that’s what makes it quite smart. It uses E.L. James’s notoriously silly BDSM saga as shorthand for a kind of romantic adventurousness, but the four leads all quickly pick up the beat and explore that idea on their own. They never get around to picking up any chains or whips, but at least one of them sets up a dating app account.


The final product to come out of the deranged premise is a warm, often funny, film that has a lot in common with Something’s Gotta Give and is infinitely more relaxing than an evening in the red room. (research Jack Whiting)


Wednesday 22nd August
02:00 pm
Wednesday 22nd August
07:30 pm
Sunday 19th August
18:00
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Tuesday 21st August
14:00
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Thursday 23rd August
14:00
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Wednesday 22nd August
14:00
Wednesday 22nd August
19:30
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Saturday 25th August
14:00
Tuesday 28th August
14:00
Saturday 25th August
19:00
Sunday 26th August
18:00
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Monday 27th August
19:30
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Tuesday 28th August
19:30
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Wednesday 29th August
14:00
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Wednesday 29th August
19:30
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Thursday 30th August
14:00
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Friday 31st August
14:00
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Friday 31st August
19:30
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