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Fifty Shades of Grey

50 Shades of Grey: Jamie Dornan and Dakota Johnson.

Drama, romance, and eroticism… these are the main ingredients of Fifty Shades of Gray a 2015 film starring Dakota Johnson and Jamie Dornan. This film is based on the novel of the same name, originally published in 2011 by British writer EL James. Although the film did not get good reviews, it still managed to become a worldwide success, grossing more than $ 570 million!

After its successful reception, in 2017 a sequel to this film was released, Fifty Shades Darker, which ended up having a gross of more than 370 million dollars, while in 2018 the film that completed the Fifty Shades Freed trilogy was released, which raised a similar amount. 

The bad reviews of Fifty Shades of Gray

Despite having triumphed at the box office, both Fifty Shades of Gray and its sequels became the center of bad reviews from specialized critics. In 2015 the first film won five awards out of six nominations at the Razzies and won in the category of Worst Picture! The specialized site Rotten Tomatoes, awarded it the category of "Rotten" having approval of 24 percent.

Fifty Shades of Gray soundtrack

One of the successes of this film was its soundtrack, which was composed of songs by artists such as Ellie Goulding with Love Me Like You Do , Sia's Salted Wound or The Weeknd's Earned It , a song that even received an Oscar nomination! as Best Original Song! The soundtrack album debuted in second place on the Billboard 200, managing to sell more than 250,000 copies.

Fifty Shades of Gray Fun Facts: 

  • Actor Charlie Hunnam was going to star in the film with Dakota Johnson, but after weeks to start filming, he left production. 
  • Robert Pattinson was considered for the role of "Christian Gray."
  • In 2016 Fifty Shades of Black, a parody of Fifty Shades of Gray was released.
  • Actresses like Shailene Woodley, Elizabeth Olsen or Felicity Jones were considered to give life to "Anastasia". 
  • Ryan Gosling was not interested in participating in the film.