Candice Bergen Celebrates New Movie Book Club at New York Premiere
Last night, after a torrential downpour that seemed downright cinematic, Candice Bergen joined costars Don Johnson and Mary Steenburgen for a screening of their new film. Reading Club and an after-party at Omar, hosted by the Cinema Society and Swiss chocolate maker Lindt. Christie Brinkley, director Bill Holderman and co-writer Erin Simms have also joined the uptown cast to promote the wellness film that follows four longtime friends. There’s Diane (recently widowed after 40, played by Diane Keaton), Vivian (the Samantha Jones type of the band who loves her men unconditionally), Sharon (the divorced judge who still faces residual issues decades later. , played by Bergen) and Carol (the good wife whose marriage has lost its spark after 35 years, played by Steenburgen). Along with this all-star female cast, Craig T. Nelson is Carol’s devoted but stuck husband, and Andy Garcia is perfect as Diane’s dashing lover.
But back to the book club: after some debate, the ladies decide to tackle the infamous tome Fifty shades of Grey, by British author EL James, and, of course, romantic comedy hilarity ensues. The sexy beach reading got them into all kinds of hijinks, stimulating their spirits and rekindling their romances – and making it very clear that the final chapter just might be the best yet.