by Amanda Keats
But does the film – based on EL James's novel – live up to its notoriety and actually offer anything worthwhile to cinematic audiences (beyond a few awkward giggles)?
Here’s what people had to say on the adaptation in the latest #BookVsFilmClub.
People were quick to *ahem* praise the film, with @tyates01 tweeting: 'The film isn't a total disaster, but it's probably still one of the most worrying films I've seen in a while.' @AndrewDEvans added: 'To be fair, all my major criticisms are really of the 'novel'.'
@thommoj03 was full of compliments too, tweeting that it was 'not the complete car crash I expected'. He added: 'Wasn't bowled over but still found positives. It looked stunning'. Though the colour scheme seemed to irk @EmzFinn who asked: 'Was it necessary to have his entire house/wardrobe/office dressed in shades of grey? Too much?'