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 thirty years, where they bond over the suggested literature. Vivian, who owns and builds hotels, runs into Arthur, a man she turned down marriage to 40 years prior. 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 wake up 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 late husband died and because she hasn't dated in decades. Vivian spends more time with Arthur, but because of her fear of commitment, she tries to keep him at a distance. Carol is frustrated with her husband's refusal to have sex with her. By reading the book she begins to realize they are missing something. Sharon starts an online dating account to try and 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 children continue to pressure her to move to Arizona despite her fear of leaving her friends behind. She sneaks away to see Mitchell, and her kids, concerned that they can't reach her, send the police out to find her. On discovering her at Mitchell's, her daughters insist on her moving 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, leaving for Mitchell's house, where they resume their relationship.
Principal photography began in August 2017 around Santa Clarita, California.
The film Book Club was scheduled to be released by Paramount Pictures on May 18, 2018 (United States), on June 1, 2018 (United Kingdom) and on June 6, 2018 (France).
The duration of the film is 103 minutes. With a budget of $10 million, the film grossed over $89.8 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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