The "Fifty Shades of Grey" film stayed faithful to E.L. James' best-selling romance novel, but as with most book to movie adaptations, plots points were altered for the big screen version of the BDSM tale. Whether you've seen "Fifty Shades" in theaters and simply want to relive the comparisons, or want to be prepare youself for the differences between to the two version ahead of your first-look, here are the seven major differences between the "Fifty Shades of Grey" book and movie:
1. Interview— At the end of Anastasia "Ana" Steele’s (Dakota Johnson) initial meeting and interview with self-made billonaire Christian Grey (Jamie Dornan) for her college newspaper -- which she does on behalf of her sick roommate, journalist Kate Kavanagh (Eloise Mumford) -- Christian secretly steals Kate’s interview questions from Ana’s notebook as she leaves his office in the film. He does this after she reveals to him that he only answered four of Kate’s questions. When Ana returns home, Kate reveals that Christian emailed her his answers to each of her questions. In the book Christian does not contact Kate, he answers all of her questions — including one regarding his sexual orientation — in his office. When Ana returns home to Kate, Kate transcribes the interview and says she can make a “fine article” out of the material Ana gathered.
2. Inner goddess — Ana's inner goddess is mentioned so frequently in the “Fifty Shades” books that she almost becomes an unofficial third lead, but she did not appear in the film. However, Kate does refer to Ana as a “goddess” during one of the movie's early sequences.
3. Ms. Sassy Steele — Ana is portrayed as an opinionated and yet, widely naive, college student in the “Fifty Shades” books. While she does eventually find her voice in later sequels, the film’s movie adaptation allowed the female heroine to be stronger than she is portrayed in the novels. Some of Ana’s more sassier sequences can be seen during her drunk dialing scene with Christian, her negotiation (see more on that below), and her run-in with the billionaire businessman at Clayton’s Hardware (she compares him to a serial killer).
4. Coffee date — In the film, Christian invites Ana to join him for coffee off-camera and before his photoshoot for the college newspaper. Ana reveals her plans to Kate during the event and she reacts positively to the news that Ana will be spending alone time with Christian. In the books, Christian waits until the shoot concludes to invite Ana for coffee. When Ana reveals Christian’s offer to Kate, she says that she does not approve of their plans and warns her that he seems dangerous.
5. Negotiations — Ana and Christian negotiate the terms of their dominant-submissive contact over a private meal in the books. In the film, Ana requests that they negotiate the terms within the confides of Christian's office. While she still wears a stunning dress to the meeting in the movie — “That's a hell of a sack, Ms. Steele," Christian says — the duo instead bicker of their hard and soft limits at opposite ends of a board room table. During the sequence, Ana taunts Christian, just as she does in the book. This time, however, it’s not with asparagus, but with her words.
7. Boathouse — In the books and the film, Ana surprises Christian with her plans to visit her mother in Georgia while dining with Christian's family at their estate. Her decision to not involve him in her travel plans makes him “palm-twitchingly" mad and he decides to excuse himself and Ana from the dinner table. In the book, the duo head to the Grey’s boathouse where Christian “punishes” Ana before making love. In the film, the couple instead go to the Grey’s indoor swimming pool and argue over the lack of romance in their relationship. It is there that Ana tells Christian she wants "more," as in "hearts and flowers."
What differences did you notice between the "Fifty Shades" book and movie? Were you dissapointed by the changes? Sound off with your thoughts in the comments section below.