Movies and Shakers reviews “Book Club” and interviews director Bill Holderman and co-writer Erin Simms


It’s fun to see four talented actresses who are icons engage with each other in a story all about sex and have fun with it. But this film feels very episodic. It’s more like a series of situations that feel as if they could be strung together in a series of programs rather than in a feature film. It’s about four best friends who have had their own little book club for ever. They each know each other well and their foibles.

Director Bill Holderman wrote the script with Erin Simms. The idea came to them after they gave their Moms the trilogy “50 Shades of Gray” for Mother’s Day.  The Moms’ reaction sparked the screenplay and they were off and running. It took 33 days to shoot, but they joke that between hair, makeup and lunch for the ladies, they only had about 6 minutes a day to shoot! The clothes these actresses wear and their hair and makeup are very cool and classy. They all look amazing.


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