Sex and the City

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Time Out says

Posted: Tue May 27 2008

Sex and the City was the kind of show that actually improved over time—and not just for us straight guys tuning in for girlie gossip. What started off as Cosmo-lubricated escapism (especially in Candace Bushnell’s original design) slowly began to gain heft, as the real subject came into view: mortality. Men would never fully complete these women, nor would sex, though the show’s fuck-me feminism was certainly welcome. When brassy Samantha (Cattrall), the series’s finest creation, quietly broke down at a funeral, we were suddenly watching real drama.

You’ll hear much sniffling in your dolled-up audience as this mega-anticipated film version unspools. That’s actually a good thing: Sex and the City, written and directed by the show’s most intelligent helmer, Michael Patrick King, is a proper evolution, gradually empowered, honest and loaded with candy-colored anxiety. Yes, Big (Chris Noth) and Carrie (Parker) plan a gorgeous wedding, complete with a Vogue photo shoot. Not everything goes to plan, and for the next two hours, the movie is a mourning story, a resiliency tale. Tears are shed in a Mexican retreat. Hair is dyed dark. It’s serious-period Woody Allen, if he were a better shopper.

Carrie hires an intuitive assistant (Jennifer Hudson, better than in her overrated Dreamgirls turn) to help her go through the wreckage of her life, and the film leans into some rebirth clichés—even literally, when Charlotte (Davis) suddenly turns up preggers. But here too is cheating, jealousy and smugness. More subtly, can you think of the last time a Hollywood movie starred four cougars? (Hollywood needs SATC more than HBO does.) Of course, there’s room for multiple resolutions that accommodate forgiveness—and truthfulness. In a sense, that’s the happiest ending of all for a show that required its wrinkles more than it knew.

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Nadia

excuse me, but all the ones who have seen the show know that it is a superficial world where all you need to be happy it's a huge wardrobe, 500 pairs of shoes and the best apartment in the upper east side, and we all love it! we all wanna think for just one second that the worst problems can be solved that easily so if you really wanna see a true to life movie don't go for this really cool but superficial movie that only helps you to blow some steem from real life! otherwise watch a documentary or something...

rachel

I was really looking forward to this film.So, I got my popcorn and my drink, found a comfy seat (The cinema was packed, unsurprisingly), and proceeded to watch. Let me just say, I am never getting those 2 hours back. I didn't really enjoy this very much. It has it's moments as a film where it really embraces the spirit of the sex and the city tv show - the humour is there but I found the girls seemed fake now as opposed to friendly. For all those that love fashion, some of the outfits will make your jaw drop (mmmmmm gladiator style laboutins - yum). But for the die hard SATC fans, you'll find this a little hit and miss. My view, okay but it could have been shortened by half an hour and work much better. Is just not as succinct as the television series, and so in my opinion works best on the small screen.

Elaine

Do not go to the cinema very often. Have never watched the tv series but thoroughly enjoyed film.

Elaine

Do not go to the cinema very often. Have never watched the tv series but thoroughly enjoyed film.

Rosemary Kenny

I love the series & glad its repeated on Ch5, as for the film what can I saay except I loved it so much I've seen it with my husband (who thought it boring & nearly fell asleep), 2 girlfriends(1 of whom had never even seen the TV version!), on my own & tonigt with another girlfriend...every time is different & the music's cool too. My lovely son got me the CD & I play it in the house, the car, the office etc. Hurry up with SATC2please!!!

Rosemary Kenny

I love the series & glad its repeated on Ch5, as for the film what can I saay except I loved it so much I've seen it with my husband (who thought it boring & nearly fell asleep), 2 girlfriends(1 of whom had never even seen the TV version!), on my own & tonigt with another girlfriend...every time is different & the music's cool too. My lovely son got me the CD & I play it in the house, the car, the office etc. Hurry up with SATC2please!!!

Casey

Clearly its a film to go and see if u truelly love SATC, people may have fort it was shit but personally i thought it was brilliant it really shows u the humour and the not so happy things that come with being in love as well as showing you the struggles of many different things...yes sex and the city is alot to do with sex, love and shoes with in New York but the film throws in so much more than that.

Casey

Clearly its a film to go and see if u truelly love SATC, people may have fort it was shit but personally i thought it was brilliant it really shows u the humour and the not so happy things that come with being in love as well as showing you the struggles of many different things...yes sex and the city is alot to do with sex, love and shoes with in New York but the film throws in so much more than that.

Tracey

Absolutly fantastic can not wait till it comes out on DVD will be def buying it

Tracey

Absolutly fantastic can not wait till it comes out on DVD will be def buying it

Me

The age rating Sum1 is a 15+ Dont see it tho its very average film. Its good tho. - But a bit average, nothing special to it.

Prince Leopold

Went to see it (not on the plane). The whole thing has become unavoidable anyway, so, got it out of the way now. Actually, it wasn't bad. But definitely no where near as catching as the series. Hence, une point!

rebecca

for all the people who wrote, longest film ever, boring.. etc.. you're wasting your time. this was a great film and anyone with half decent taste, loved it. ohh and since you're time is so precious that you cant waste it on a film that is clearly amazing, maybe you should take your comments elsewhere and save some of that time for someone who cares. keep watching people. great film indeed.

rebecca

for all the people who wrote, longest film ever, boring.. etc.. you're wasting your time. this was a great film and anyone with half decent taste, loved it. ohh and since you're time is so precious that you cant waste it on a film that is clearly amazing, maybe you should take your comments elsewhere and save some of that time for someone who cares. keep watching people. great film indeed.

CHRISTINE

I THOUGHT THE MOVIE WAS A LITTLE "SAPPY" AND I AGREE WITH OTHERS THAT IT SHOWED ALOT OF MATERIALISTIC VIEWS, BUT IT WAS FUN, NO OSCARS HERE, JENNIFER HUDSON WONT GET "LUCKY" AGAIN.

leanne

I thought the film was great went to watch it with 3 friends, we all thought what a great film, i would defo buy it on dvd.

leanne

I thought the film was great went to watch it with 3 friends, we all thought what a great film, i would defo buy it on dvd.

Viewer

Went on for far too long ! ... you will only enjoy this is your a true sex and the city fan ! .... Thot it was boring ! ... was in the cinemas for 3 hours and a half ! =O

Dean Harris

Treated my wife to it. Review said there was plenty of laughter so I fortified myself with a brandy to uninhibit my chuckle button (my wife drove). I laughed aloud through the first half an hour, laughed and cried through the rest. I have not cried so consistently with any other movie - it pressed many of my emotional buttons (anything to do with the brandy?) Thoroughly enjoyed it, though. More than my wife did, I think. Money well spent.

Dean Harris

Treated my wife to it. Review said there was plenty of laughter so I fortified myself with a brandy to uninhibit my chuckle button (my wife drove). I laughed aloud through the first half an hour, laughed and cried through the rest. I have not cried so consistently with any other movie - it pressed many of my emotional buttons (anything to do with the brandy?) Thoroughly enjoyed it, though. More than my wife did, I think. Money well spent.

SG

As a real fan of the series I thought the film lacked the quick wit, intelligence and cynicism of the TV show. It was entertaining but not in any way challenging. ALso disappointing was the fascination with labels and symbols of wealth which were a little more subtle previously. For me it was a "rom-com" and a little too Hollywood - not enough New york!

victoria

Fantastic - If you are true fan of the series you will love this! I didn't want it to end

victoria

Fantastic - If you are true fan of the series you will love this! I didn't want it to end

Georgina

FANTASTIC! What a film, never wanted it to end! A MUST see....Enjoyed the whole film

Georgina

FANTASTIC! What a film, never wanted it to end! A MUST see....Enjoyed the whole film

Natalie

I will never understand the people who didnt think this was the best film in thw world. laughs, tears, fashion, sentiment, the film has it all. If i could give it 11 out of ten i would. now where did i put my manolos?

Natalie

I will never understand the people who didnt think this was the best film in thw world. laughs, tears, fashion, sentiment, the film has it all. If i could give it 11 out of ten i would. now where did i put my manolos?

sal

FAB chick flick - will go and see again. Tears, laughter, and a few more tears. Worth it just for the outfits (don't they look in the mirror before they go out?) Fashion police enjoy!

sal

FAB chick flick - will go and see again. Tears, laughter, and a few more tears. Worth it just for the outfits (don't they look in the mirror before they go out?) Fashion police enjoy!

Romeo

what a fag! Why give away the plot so precisely just because you've seen the movie. Give other people a chance to fulfill the anticipation. Anyways, to be general the movie was remarkable, fascinating, and thrilling all at once. so, enjoy it if you haven't seen it already. Take Romeo's word.

Romeo

what a fag! Why give away the plot so precisely just because you've seen the movie. Give other people a chance to fulfill the anticipation. Anyways, to be general the movie was remarkable, fascinating, and thrilling all at once. so, enjoy it if you haven't seen it already. Take Romeo's word.

Jackie

Absolutely horrible. The series was never really a piece of genius, but it was good entertainment. The movie is boring, not entertaining, extremely primitive and shallow. Money not well spent! SJP is a very mediocre actress, so she should not really be on the big screen.

Arwyn Davies

OMG GUYYYYSSS this film is the best everrrr...magical..brought me to tears Even now i still have a tear in my petit eye . I have seen it atleast 5 times and it never gets boring.. plaese go or you will break my heart love you guys mwahh xxxxx

Arwyn Davies

OMG GUYYYYSSS this film is the best everrrr...magical..brought me to tears Even now i still have a tear in my petit eye . I have seen it atleast 5 times and it never gets boring.. plaese go or you will break my heart love you guys mwahh xxxxx

Jayna

This film should be compulsory viewing for all women, everywhere. I loved the TV show and the film exceeded my expectations. Fabulous! Cosmo's all round!

Jayna

This film should be compulsory viewing for all women, everywhere. I loved the TV show and the film exceeded my expectations. Fabulous! Cosmo's all round!

donna

oh my god a must see going back again still thinking about the outfits. 100% best movie

donna

oh my god a must see going back again still thinking about the outfits. 100% best movie

g spot

loved it, loved it, loved it! the movie did not disappoint, i agree it was long but i only realised how long when my friend kept calling me to see if we were out of the cinema yet! going to watch this again, and waiting for the dvd!

g spot

loved it, loved it, loved it! the movie did not disappoint, i agree it was long but i only realised how long when my friend kept calling me to see if we were out of the cinema yet! going to watch this again, and waiting for the dvd!

kerry jo

good god that was a long chick flick! I even took my token gay "man" friend with me. Predictable and full of couture, cosmo anyone?

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