Book Club

Published June 1, 2019

Book Club

Film info

  • Title Book Club
  • Director Bill Holderman
  • Year 2018
  • Run time 1hr 44m
  • Genres Romance, Drama, Comedy
  • Tagline The next chapter is always the best

Four lifelong friends' (Diane Keaton, Jane Fonda, Candice Bergen and Mary Steenburgen) lives are turned upside down to hilarious ends when their book club attempts to shake things up by tackling the infamous Fifty Shades of Grey. From discovering new romance to rekindling old flames, they inspire each other to make their next chapter the best chapter.

Live blog

Time Comment
2:11 Liking the very quick catch up of the story. These are older ladies, they have plenty of story to share.
3:10 “Why? I mean wow.”
7:23 What an incredible book club that would be. Dream team.
13:06 What could there be to highlight in Fifty Shades of… actually, don’t answer that.
15:42 I don’t want to be picky, but the iPad doesn’t have a mouse input… and she doesn’t have a mouse on her desk.
19:22 “I don’t know who her lawyer is but she should not have signed that contract.”
30:24 Loving the pilot guy.
35:58 “Diane can get a man to fly in from another state. I can’t even get my husband to come in from the garage.”
38:37 You can’t talk about time machines to Mary!!
40:59 Good tunes in this movie.
51:31 “Moving in unison is not the same as dancing.”
1:04:10 They do good rooftops in the US.
1:14:12 “We slept on a coach and he tickled my arms.”
1:28:58 Tap dancing to Meat Loaf, what the actual!
1:35:11 “I know I’m getting older but I’m still learning.”


This was a surprise. The trailer made it look totally watchable but in reality, it was brilliant! The main four cast are obviously fantastic, and they seem to have a good chemistry which is a good start to making a film like this work. Throw in a rather attractive pilot in Andy Garcia as well as some other likeable significant others and you’ve got all you need.

It was funny and gentle and nice, a bit naughty in places (although they really don’t talk about the book as much as you might think given the concept), and there were a few moments that raised an eyebrow or two. But mostly it was just a really good, entertaining, likeable film. With great songs.

Rating: 5 / 5

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