I honestly really liked this movie, if it was just not connected to the book. The first time I saw it I was a little disappointed because I didn’t feel like the movie captured the real essence of the book. This final part of their story is supposed to be about acceptance and moving on. I felt like the movie still focused on the sex more than they should because that is not the main focus of Ana’s and Christian relationship anymore. Sure, they still do it a lot in the book and there are some crucial scenes but it is more about their married life and the Jack situation.
While they up played the sex scenes, they left of some of the meat of the book; like when Ana tells Christian she is pregnant he calls her a gold-digger and they have a big fight before he storms away but the argument in the movie is downplayed. They also left out the significance of why Christian braids Ana’s hair; because he used to do it to his mom. The underlying presence of Christians mother in the book and compared to the movie when she is mentioned only a couple of times baffles me because she plays a big part in why Christian does not want kids.
I felt that the movie was really fast paced. I know that the events happen in a really short time. But seeing the events on screen gave me whiplash. Basically, it was sweet moment, sex, fight, and makeup for the entire movie. It was only an hour and a half-ish so I think they could have put more scenes in there because it felt like a short movie.
But I’m glad everyone got a happy ending and the ending scene of this trilogy is just so adorable and exactly how I pictured it! So, go see this movie, I think you will like it but the books are always better!