For three sleek but frequently frustrating films, the "Fifty Shades" trilogy (based on author E.L. James' unlikely worldwide bestsellers) have spun their wheels telling a BDSM-laced love story between two people who know how to get each other off but otherwise have nothing in common. Anastasia Steele (Dakota Johnson) is intelligent, strong-willed, forward-thinking and career-driven. She does not suffer fools gladly and, for the most part, does what she wants when she wants. That she would put up with kinky, selfish, emotionally stunted billionaire Christian Grey (Jamie Dornan) for three pictures—2015's "Fifty Shades of Grey," 2017's "Fifty Shades Darker," and now final chapter "Fifty Shades Freed"—is strictly at odds with her outspoken, individualistic personality. The heart, alas, wants what it wants. In this instance, one wishes it would want to bid Christian a fond but permanent farewell.
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