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At Theaters: 5/18/2018 On Video:
Rated: PG-13 Length: 1 hr. 44 min.
Internet: None Found Movie ID: 601177
Studio: Paramount Pictures Corp.
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Diane is recently widowed after 40 years of marriage. Vivian enjoys her men with no strings attached. Sharon is still working through a decades-old divorce. Carol's marriage is in a slump after 35 years. From discovering new romance to rekindling old flames, they inspire each other to make their next chapter the best chapter.
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Comedy - This is an ensemble romantic comedy aimed at women, primarily older ones. Fans of all four veteran actresses in the core cast will have plenty to enjoy, but the number of familiar actors in the cast such as Andy Garcia and Richard Dreyfuss have much smaller supporting roles. Constant sex talk makes the film not for kids, but said talk is not explicit in any way, in line with the general taste of the target audience.
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Cast and Crew Heading
Diane Keaton LOVE THE COOPERS, 5 FLIGHTS UP, AND SO IT GOES
Jane Fonda YOUTH, THIS IS WHERE I LEAVE YOU, GEORGIA RULE
Candice Bergen BRIDE WARS, THE WOMEN, THE IN-LAWS
Mary Steenburgen LAST VEGAS, DIRTY GIRL
Dir/Prod/Wri: Bill Holderman Directing Debut
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Content Heading
PROFANITY: 1 F-word; 4 S-words; a few others.
SEX/NUDITY: A visible erection under pants.
VIOLENCE: A comic slap.
DRUGS/ALCOHOL: Frequent alcohol.
ACTION: None.
COMEDY: Banter and wisecracks, often sex-related; suggestive sight gags.
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Roger Ebert Full Review
Good ...this fairly laugh-packed comedy aims to address the desire for intimate companionship in older adults.... "Book Club” might not be able to resist stooping to a cheap extended Viagra gag... But it generally strives to maintain the dignity of its seasoned cast while making hay off of their collective chemistry.

Rolling Stone Full Review
Below Average The insidious message of this insulting string of tired jokes disguised as a movie is that these four smart, funny, rigorously independent women, played by top actresses who fit the same description, can't find true happiness without a man. Seriously? In 2018?

Slant Magazine Full Review
Average ...the film's attempts to wring big laughs out of hoary comic tropes like online dating, dirty double entendres, and male enhancement pills often come off as strained.. ...so paper-thin and frothy—the cinematic equivalent of the sort of beach read that would delight the women at the center of Holderman's film.

Newsday Full Review
Average A creaky late-life comedy, but Keaton and company give it some oomph. The bad news is that "Book Club,” is filled with cliches and innuendo that wouldn't be out of place in a James novel. The naughty metaphors are ancient, the sight gags obvious.

Note: The rating above is our interpretation of what the critic would give this movie based on their review. We are not affiliated with these critic's in any way.

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