Book Club is a 2018 American romantic comedy film directed by Bill Holderman.
Paramount Pictures on Monday, April 30, 2018 released the trailer:
Book Club (2018) - Final Trailer - Paramount Pictures.
Four women have attended a monthly book club for 30 years, bonding over the suggested literature. Vivian, who owns and builds hotels, runs into Arthur, a man whose marriage proposal she turned down 40 years before. They begin a flirtation, but Vivian has always refused to settle down because she enjoys her independence. Diane is recently widowed, and her daughters would like her to move closer to them in Arizona because they perceive her to be in danger because she's living alone. Sharon is a federal judge who's been single since she divorced her son's father over 15 years ago. Carol has a successful marriage to Bruce, who has recently retired, but they have recently lacked intimacy. One day they read Fifty Shades of Grey and are turned on by the content. Viewing it as a wakeup call, they decide to expand their lives and chase pleasures that have eluded them. While flying to visit her daughters in Arizona, Diane meets Mitchell and they strike up a relationship, though Diane is hesitant because of how recently her husband died and because she hasn't dated in decades. Vivian spends more time with Arthur, but her fear of commitment makes her keep him at a distance. Carol is frustrated with her husband's refusal to have sex with her, and by reading the book she realizes they are missing something. Sharon starts an online dating account to start dating again. They continue to read Fifty Shades Darker and Fifty Shades Freed in their book club, while trying to figure out how to solve their problems. Diane's daughters continue to pressure her to move to Arizona but she doesn't want to leave her friends. She sneaks away to see Mitchell, and when her daughters can't reach her, they send the police out to find her. On discovering her at Mitchell's, they insist that she move into the basement of one of their homes, essentially ending her relationship with Mitchell. Eventually, Diane tells her daughters that though she is older, she doesn't need to be under surveillance. She packs up her belongings and leaves for Mitchell's, where they resume their relationship.
Principal photography began in August 2017 around Santa Clarita, California.
The film Book Club was scheduled to be released on May 18, 2018 (United States), on June 1, 2018 (United Kingdom), on June 6, 2018 (France) and on September 13, 2018 (Germany) by Paramount Pictures, 20th Century Fox, ACME, BF Distribution, Freeman Film, Grand Entertainment, Lenta, Monolith Films, Nordisk Film, Odeon, Paradise, Paradiso Entertainment, Paris Filmes, Reality Entertainment, Shaw Organisation, SquareOne Entertainment, Zima Entertainment, Ascot Elite Entertainment Group, EuroVideo, Pris Audiovisuais and Vértigo.
The duration of the film is 103 minutes. With a budget of $10 million, the film grossed over $104.4 million.
The film had received a "PG-13" rating.
Book Club got average rating from critics. But the audience likes the film. Audiences polled by CinemaScore gave the film an average grade of "A-" on a scale ranging from A+ to F.
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