Book Club (2018) - Comedy, Drama, Romance

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Four lifelong friends have their lives forever changed after reading 50 Shades of Grey in their monthly book club.

IMDB: 6.1
Director: Bill Holderman
Stars: Diane Keaton, Jane Fonda
Length: 104 Minutes
PG Rating: PG-13
Reviews: 60 out of 298 found boring (20.13%)

One-line Reviews (133)

The combination of the four of them just made a movie that was simply entertaining

Don't waste your time on this; it's truly awful.

So boring...

It was predictable, and generic.

So no script, just an outline of the scene.

Glad Nelson got out of his tiresome funk.

You will get way too much of Jane Fonda showing off the results of her plastic surgery, more of the ditzy, anorexic Diane Keaton, and the other woman is so boring I can't even remember her name.

She's really great in it and looks stunning.

It has bland characters, hard to believe and wastes the talent on screen.

A once-upon-a-time great cast of truly, undeniably talented actors get together for a a nonsense, flatlined and boring parody of a movie.

I would see it right again that's how enjoyable it was.

Don't waste your time.

Waste of talent and Time- .

Either way, this is enjoyable viewing for those who aren't expecting anything actually good or solid.

The script is limp, corny and predictable.

It's swathed in a cliché-indulgent score that smothers most attempts at exposition and character establishment.

Very mildly entertaining.

Entertaining, well done!!.

Wit abounds and the leads' predicaments can be intermittently engaging.

Totally predictable.

Save your money!

The attempt to tackle so much human psychology and motivation in this 2 hour film ends up draggy and uninteresting.


The film then becomes as interesting and exciting as old people having sex.

Not what i would of chose, but thought i might of enjoyed it.

I found it absolutely boring and predictable.

Boring and unfunny .

Moments of true funny, and okay if you like predictable .

It's a contrived, tedious, forced, uninspired yarn that is never remotely interesting and only occasionally mildly humorous.

Boring and dumb .

It may be a movie for the older generation, and I'm in that category, so perhaps I enjoyed it more than many .

Very much a mediocore movie with a dull plot, the movie felt a Lot like and exploration og what goes though a housewifes mind while reading the booking 50 shades of Gray.

The jokes are bad (I think there may have been one good bit), the plot is limp, predictable.

This tiresome and ineffectual female friendly romantic comedy fails because the target audience that includes my wife was more busy looking at her Facebook notifications rather than watching the film.

It's a light weight Rom / Com for chronologically challenged women with a script you could phone in and a few funny moments with 4 talented women , who deserve better scripts as they're talent is wasted here.. I've seen this recipe before in much better movies like First Wives Club and this years Oceans 8 but this was tedious and predictable.

I have never left a movie in the middle, because they are too expensive, but I almost walked out halfway through.

A thoroughly entertaining movie

Apart from jokes mentioned above, the film was thin on humor, slogging along at a slow pace with the uneventful pairing of the character with an impotent husband for Steenburgen's character; an old flame from the past for Fonda; a fussy and shy accountant for Bergen, and an airline pilot for Keaton's widow.

This has to be the worst movie I have ever seen!

The ending was a happy but very predictable.

As it was, it was good for nothing more than the stars' apparently thinning bank accounts, and massive "husband points" for anyone whose wife dragged him to see it.

Funny enjoyable romantic movie.

With this concise time, comes a better pace and that leads to more entertaining maneuvers and jokes being brought in.

The most entertaining part of the movie was the really old lady sitting in front of my wife and me at the theater...

I along with many others went to the first show - only 12 empty seats - it was a fun way to spend the afternoon.

" All 3 of us enjoyed it.

Nelson, Andy Garcia and Richard Dreyfus-but it was just a little predictable.

However, it was made monotonous, and at times pitiful by the clumsy repetitive attempt at humour.

Each of the ladies goes through their own struggles, mostly involving some aspect of life starting to dull, or practically fizzle out, as they age.

It was not very funny, slightly boring, too much talk among women.

The dialog was superficial and boring and sometimes made no sense.

It was like a typical chick flick with cliche old people references and jokes.

It's a sweet, funny, and entertaining story.

The movie works to be equally about the four leads: Vivian (Jane Fonda) who never settled down and reconnects with her old flame, Carol (Mary Steenburgen) the only one who's happily married but trying to reconnect with her husband after his retirement; Sharon (Candice Bergen) who's been single and divorced for twenty years, trying online dating; and Diane (Diane Keaton) in the wake of her husbands death, torn between her adult daughters trying to control her life and an exciting new stranger in her life.

Minor but enjoyable .

Predictable .

Things I liked: I thought Candice Bergan's character was the most enjoyable and realistic.

Character building, yes, but in terms of keeping me hooked, these slower moments did not accomplish more than extending the run time.

Book Club at least has a story to tell, though it was kind of boring and it didn't have the element of surprise in any of it's twists.

Perhaps due to the low expectation, or the clever writing and balance the movie is certainly one of the more enjoyable chick flicks I've seen in a while.

The movie screams "Formulaic film for dumb audiences" from the very start .

Funny and entertaining .

This film is a waste of time, predictable, embarrassing, superficial and a moronic misuse of the talents of what I thought were good actresses.

Each woman however had a predictable arc in their relationship that it Rendered the movie, "splotchy.

With such a stellar cast of favorites from my own generation, I expected this movie to be enjoyable.

My husband and I thoroughly enjoyed it.

The main 4 in Book Club all stand strongly on their own as leading ladies but the "lifelong" friendship felt contrived, to me.

I had zero expectations going into this, but walked out with a smile on my face from ear to ear.

This movie is slow slow slow!

I found the question of why, given its cast, this movie was so very mildly entertaining to be part of the entertainment to be found in watching it.

This is a very entertaining film, with perceptive writing and brilliant acting.

At their age though, their all more likely to be seen Sunday morning walking the corridors of their empty neighborhood mall.

This one, laden down with every cliche, stereotype and formulaic move mainstream Hollywood has been built on.

I could never respect a film with a plot like that, plus it's just poorly made and dull as well.

The 4 women are in top shape and have successfully made this movie very entertaining.

Carol is the next compelling character.

Funny, Entertaining, with many Laugh Out Loud Moments .

it gets tiresome very very quick

50 shades of boredom .

While it may have been a bit (well a lot) formulaic and the end could be guessed from very early on it wasn't a bad way to spend an hour and 45 minutes.

Utterly clichéd, predictable, idiotic, corny movie which is verson of 'Sex and the City' for 65-80 aged females .

In this day and age of special effects being more entertaining than the surgically altered people claiming to be actors.

I would find it very mildly entertaining.

My 70 year old mom was bored .

It made my friends and I very sad and find the movie boring.

This is a bland film, with few redeeming features despite a game cast.

This was a tedious, trivial, light-weight dramedy from actresses who can do better (and have before.

It was funny, there were many great jokes all the time, it was not boring at all, always something happening, the actresses were just great and super enjoyable and it was so romantic!

Fans of these legendary ladies, or a girls group looking for fun should totally check out this film in theaters, and have one of the more enjoyable girls night outs in a while.

Horrible depressing phony predictable garbage.

I just adore Jane Fonda, and her show Grace & Frankie is one that I always find funny and unpredictable, and that I can hardly wait for the next episode of.

You'll save time, and the trailer is much more vigorous and entertaining.

The rhythmnless editting not only lets some comedic beats fall flat, but made some scenes unbearable - notably, that awfully paced conversation between characters Vivian and Arthur in the hotel garden.

One of the most boring movies I've ever watched and not an ounce of funny at all.

I enjoyed it.

The dialogue is juvenile and the situations are forced and oh predictable.


BORINGGGGGG ZZZzzzzzzzzzzz .

Don't waste your time .

If you've seen Jane Fonda in the brilliant "Grace and Frankie" -- her other examination of the life of a sexually active septenagarian -- then don't waste your time on this bland, ridiculous knock off.

It's crassness and cardboard formulaic characters made that impossible for me.

A young woman's confusion can be endearing.

It's predictable, cheesy, causes eye-roll over eye-roll just to eventually cause fake-yawns to let your co-watchers know you no longer enjoy watching it.

The most enjoyable parts of the film for me, were when it wasn't trying to be funny.

This is fine, undemanding, largely predictable stuff.

This movie is worth watching only because of its cast.

Wow what a surprising waste of time .

Diane has the most compelling plot.

Many boring conversations....

The real problem here is that the screenplay was written by two people who are 30 years too young to write it, and they indulge in every cliché about old age (and particularly older women) imaginable.

I thoroughly enjoyed it.


Enjoyable But Predictable .

But the script needed another rewrite as there was no PLOT.

The strongest emotion besides omnipotent boredom was a pity for Andy Garcia - what did he do in this show?

I would watch it just for the actors, and I did, and thoroughly enjoyed it.

Total waste of time and money.

An old woman's confusion suggests that she should wear one of those "Help, I've fallen and I can't get up" alarm systems.

Enjoyable light and entertaining movie.

Bad ,Predictable Geriatric Comedy that's Sadder than it's Funny .

Enjoyable, simple movie .

Therefore, the boring pieces are fewer than anticipated and that means more amusement to keep me hooked into the film.

This started out as a funny and timely comedy but quickly morphed into a very predictable and cliche'd statement on aging.

The pace was really slow at times, though, I felt very restless from the end of the first hour to maybe 15 minutes from the end.

Highly entertaining, it reminds me of another film Diane Keaton starred in about three women getting even with their exes 'The First Wives Club'.

While I agree with some that it was a bit predictable and contrite, as a woman in my mid 50's I could relate to some of what the characters were going through.

Loved it, the movie doesn't pretend to be more that is should be, I enjoyed it very much, all the actors are great, I wish there would be more movies like that with such a strong cast :) A+ girls !!!

It's predictable and I still laughed out loud.

I laughed out loud at this film, I thought Candice Bergen as the most natural looking actress looked stunning, Diane Keaton's hysteria got on my nerves in both films and Jane Fonda now looks very strange, she has morphed into her father Henry.

Or as Woody Allen said in Love and Death: an empty void.

I was looking for very mild entertainment to watch at home while I worked on some tedious chores, and I found this movie very mildly entertaining.

This is a lazily plotted and tedious film.

It is not funny, and the attempt at humor is banal and trite.