Fifty Shades Freed is a 2018 American erotic romantic drama film directed by James Foley and written by Niall Leonard, based on the novel of the same name by E. L. James. It is the third and final installment in the Fifty Shades film series after Fifty Shades of Grey (2015) and Fifty Shades Darker (2017). The film stars Dakota Johnson and Jamie Dornan as Anastasia Steele and Christian Grey, respectively, and follows the newlywed couple as they must deal with the sins of their past when Ana's former boss (Eric Johnson) begins to stalk her.
Principal photography on Fifty Shades Freed began simultaneously with Darker in February 2016 in Paris and Vancouver. The film was released in the United States on February 9, 2018; it had a limited IMAX release. Like its previous two predecessors it received negative reviews, with criticism aimed at its screenplay and performances
Wealthy Christian Grey and Anastasia 'Ana' Steele cut short their exotic honeymoon to return to Seattle after receiving news of a break-in at Christian's corporate headquarters. Some computer files were stolen, and security camera tapes identify the perpetrator as Jack Hyde, Ana's former boss who was fired for harassing her. Meanwhile, Ana is introduced to her new personal security team.
Christian surprises Ana with a new house and has hired architect Gia Matteo to rebuild it. Ana is dismayed when Gia, an attractive young woman, openly flirts with Christian in Ana's presence. Ana privately threatens to dismiss Gia if she continues her flirtatious behavior, forcing her to stop.
When Christian is away on a business trip, Ana disregards his wishes for her to stay at home, and goes out with her friend, Kate Kavanagh. Kate, who is dating Christian's older brother, Elliot, confides to Ana that the relationship may be fizzling; Elliot is working closely with Gia, the architect, and Kate is suspicious about their relationship. When Ana returns home, she encounters Jack Hyde, who attempts to kidnap her Ana's security team subdued him and he is arrested. After an argument with Christian about her sneaking out to see Kate, Ana berates Christian for being overly controlling and possessive and demands more freedom. Soon after, Christian surprises Ana with a trip, with Kate, Elliot, Mia, and Jose.
Christian and Ana continue with their erotic sexual experimentation, but matters become complicated when Ana announces she is pregnant. Christian is deeply disturbed, saying he had other plans for their early years together. He leaves, going on a night-long drunken bender. The next day, Ana discovers that Christian has contacted his ex-lover and former dominant, Elena Lincoln. Meanwhile, Jack Hyde is released on bail set at half-a-million dollars.
After some days, mayhem erupts when Jack Hyde phones Ana demanding a ransom for Mia, Christian's abducted sister. Hyde demands $5,000,000 in cash in two hours or Mia will be killed. He warns Ana not to tell anyone and she must bring the money alone. Ana takes some cash and a revolver from the house safe, then goes to the bank to withdraw the full amount. The suspicious bank manager calls Christian. He thinks Ana is leaving him but then notes the coincidence of Hyde's recent release and Anastasia's sudden large cash withdrawal. Hyde instructs Ana to dispose of her phone at the bank but she tricks him by taking the bank manager's phone and tossing it away instead. She exits the back entrance to a waiting car, shocked to find that Hyde's accomplice is Liz Morgan, her co-worker, who helped Jack to kidnap Mia.
Anastasia arrives at the drop-off site with the money. Hyde, psychotic and vengeful, attacks Ana, kicking her in the abdomen. Liz tries to stop Jack as Ana pulls out the revolver and shoots Hyde in the leg. Christian and his security team, who electronically tracked Ana's cell phone, arrive and apprehend Hyde. Ana blacks out as she hears Christian calling her.
Ana wakes up three days later in the hospital with Christian at her side. Though angry at Ana's recklessness and still anxious about being a father, Christian realizes how important their baby is to her, and they reconcile. Christian's adoptive mother, Grace, who is visiting, convinces Christian that Ana will not leave him. Ana returns home the next day. Christian's private investigator, Welch, informs him that he and Hyde had the same foster family. It is also learned that Hyde had blackmailed Liz into being his accomplice. Christian and Ana also find out the burial place of Christian's birth mother; they visit her one day and Christian lays flowers on her grave before they leave.
Two years later, Christian and Ana, now pregnant with their second child, play with their son in a meadow.