Sex and the City

May 30th, 2008








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Sex and the City

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Plot
A New York writer on sex and love is finally getting married to her Mr. Big. But her three best girlfriends must console her after one of them inadvertently leads Mr. Big to jilt her.

Release Year: 2008

Rating: 5.3/10 (60,854 voted)

Critic's Score: 53/100

Director: Michael Patrick King

Stars: Sarah Jessica Parker, Kim Cattrall, Cynthia Nixon

Storyline
After moving in together in an impossibly beautiful New York apartment, Carrie Bradshaw and Mr. Big make a rather arbitrary decision to get married. The wedding itself proves to be anything but a hasty affair--the guest list quickly blooms from 75 to 200 guests, and Carrie's simple, label-less wedding gown gives way to an enormous creation that makes her look like a gigantic cream puff. An upcoming photo spread in Vogue puts the event--which will take place at the New York Public Library--squarely in the public eye. Meanwhile, Carrie's girlfriends--Samantha, the sexpot; Charlotte, the sweet naïf; and Miranda, the rigid perfectionist--could not be happier. At least, they couldn't be happier for Carrie. Charlotte still has the unrealized hope of getting pregnant. Samantha is finding a loving, committed relationship more grueling than she could have imagined. Miranda unwittingly...

Writers: Michael Patrick King, Candace Bushnell

Cast:
Sarah Jessica Parker - Carrie Bradshaw
Kim Cattrall - Samantha Jones
Kristin Davis - Charlotte York
Cynthia Nixon - Miranda Hobbes
Chris Noth - Mr. Big
Candice Bergen - Enid Frick
Jennifer Hudson - Louise
David Eigenberg - Steve Brady
Evan Handler - Harry Goldenblatt
Jason Lewis - Smith Jerrod
Mario Cantone - Anthony Marentino
Lynn Cohen - Magda
Willie Garson - Stanford Blatch
Joanna Gleason - Therapist
Joseph Pupo - Brady Hobbes

Taglines: Get Carried Away.



Details

Official Website: New Line [United States] |

Release Date: 30 May 2008

Filming Locations: Brooklyn, New York City, New York, USA

Box Office Details

Budget: $65,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend: $56,848,056 (USA) (1 June 2008) (3285 Screens)

Gross: $415,252,786 (Worldwide)



Technical Specs

Runtime:  | (extended cut)



Did You Know?

Trivia:
The note that is given to Carrie letting her have the wedding dress is actually written by Vivienne Westwood herself.

Goofs:
Continuity: When Samantha is lying on the table covered in sushi and the phone rings, she moves and the piece of sushi on her shoulder falls down. There is a visible piece of double sided stick tape there to hold the sushi in place. In the scene time elapses, but it is understood Samantha never leaves the table and remains covered in sushi. When the shot returns to her close up, the piece of tape has been removed from her shoulder.

Quotes:
[first lines]
Carrie Bradshaw: [voiceover] Year after year, twenty-something women come to New York City in search of the two L's: labels and love.



User Review

The movie did NOT do the show justice

Rating: 4/10

I am a big fan of the show. I am one of those people who have seen every episode at least 4 times, and some of them around 10 times. Even so, I still watch the reruns, and I was really looking forward to the movie.

So, it is really upsetting that I have to give it such a bad review. I went to see it with the best of intentions. I really wanted to love it. Unfortunately the movie has nothing to do with the wittiness and character of the series. Even putting aside the wooden and/or exaggerated acting, you fail to recognize the characters who where transformed into caricatures, pathetic versions of themselves.

There were very very few lines that gave a glimpse of the old clever dialog, and they all got lost in a mass of cheesy lines about love and friendship that you even rarely anymore encounter in the corniest of Hollywood's chick flicks, and toiler humor that you only expect from movies like Harold and Kumar. OK, maybe the comparison to Harold and Kumar is a little unfair, but really I had never expected Sex and the City to rely on fart jokes for comic relief.

People comment that those who rate this movie badly are either men, or just not fans of the show. From my perspective the fans of the show should be the ones most disappointed by the travesty that was this film.

We grew to love the show because of its honesty towards sexual issues, its shocking but clever dialog, and its characters who, however unreal with their designer obsessions, uncontrollable spending and lack of real jobs, remained true to their personas regarding sex, relationships, commitment, independence.

The show was about sex. The movie is about love, and treats the subject from the weakest, corniest and most disappointing standpoint.

This movie is a fake Fendi. Dropping 15 designer names in one sentence, showing bulging men's underpants and orgasming at the sight of huge closets, Sex and the City does not make.

As for me, I will keep watching the reruns and pretend this movie never happened.




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