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Jennifer Ehle
Movie review: 'Fifty Shades' beats the book � but so what?

OK, let's just do this thing: "Fifty Shades of Grey" the movie, for the record, is not quite as bad as "Fifty Shades of Grey" the book. But that's not saying much. Is it a good movie? No. Is Dakota Johnson's performance better than it seems to be in the trailer, in which she appears to be perpetually on the verge of tears? Yes. Does Anastasia say "Holy crap!" in the movie as often as she does in the book? No, thank goodness. Does this movie employ extremely nonsubtle visual metaphors, such as loving shots of keys sliding into locks and a pencil pushing on a woman's lips? Yes, but at least there's no train heading into a tunnel. Are...