Monday, July 14, 2008

Movie Review: Sex and the City

Sex and the City: The Movie.
The Players: Sarah Jessica Parker, Cynthia Nixon, Kristin Davis, Kim Cattrall.
The Makers: Michael Patrick King, writer & director, HBO Films
Run time: 2 hours, 22 minutes

After a hiatus of four years, Sex and the City: The Movie picks up where it left off, with the fabulous Carrie Bradshaw still single (albeit in a serious relationship with Mr. Big), still a writer and still tottering around on designer heels. Her three best friends remain an ever present fixture in her life, with Miranda and Steve married and living in Brooklyn, Charlotte and Harry raising Lily, their three year old adopted daughter and Samantha living in LA with Smith Gerard. All four women are the same as they once were, but slightly more relaxed versions of their younger selves. Although they still discuss life, love and men, the story focuses mostly on Carrie and Big’s relationship as they prepare to move in to a new apartment and plan their impending wedding. Left at the altar by Big, Carrie is whisked away to Mexico by the girls, left to ponder life without the man she loves again. Upon her return to New York, she hires an assistant to help her organise her life and after a dramatic dye job, redecorates her apartment as a way of reinventing herself. Miranda, Charlotte and Samantha are beside her every step of the way as she navigates through singledom again, pondering life over forty on her own as well as assisting them in the various bumps that arise in her friends’ relationships. The film was a nice continuation of the already existing storylines of the four women, and while there wasn't nearly enough screen time with Miranda, Charlotte and Samantha centric scenes, Michael Patrick King does a nice job of tying up the stories of these four women.

In a word: Good. Pin It

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