50 Shades of Abuse. Well I finally was able to get the movie from my library and yes, I forced myself to watch it. Hey, there were like 900 people on the wait list for this movie, when it got to me, the number was in the 500's (I have to return the movie in 6 days), so that gives one the impression that it might not be all bad, and well, depending on how you view it, it either is or isn't.
The abuse in the movie is not as obvious as it was in the book, there are only a few creepy scenes (he shows up at her work, he shows up at the bar, he's upset she's visiting her mom and then he shows up at her mom's), but they don't really give off a stalker vibe since they don't go into much detail, in fact, this movie lacked a lot of detail.
When he shows up at her work, it seems coincidental, they don't really explain how he knew she worked there and I mean the stuff he buys he does end up using, so he might have just needed to pick up some stuff. The only scene that felt really abusive was when Ana mentioned going to visit her mom while they were at dinner with his parents. Christian got all possessive, but she ends up going and all is good, so besides that one scene, the movie really lacked the abuse that is easily seen in the book, probably because we can't read the minds of the characters on the screen, which was a good thing in my opinion, I am glad I didn't have to hear her talk about her "inner goddess" in the movie.
Also the first time he spanks her in the movie, Ana actually seems to enjoy it, which if I remember reading correctly, she didn't like that in the book, so that downplayed the abuse. The second time obviously not so much, but she asked for him to show his worst, so that was her fault.
Anyway, as a movie on its own: awful. Awful characters. There was no chemistry between the actors/characters, which I had heard that the actors didn't really click off screen either, so that might play into it. Ana was not that pretty to look at, she just looked sickly (you could see her ribs!) and they didn't show much of Christian. It was painful to sit through that for two hours.
Now as a porn film for women, I say it has potential, just throw in a few more sex scenes! So I say pass if you are looking for a chick flick or sappy romance movie, but if you're feeling kinky, then go for it, might need to fast-forward the dull parts though.