Sex and the City
You expect to see weddings, hot men, purses, shoes and fashion shows and you won’t be disappointed in the chick-flick Sex and the City. It’s been 4 years since the fabulous series finale of “Sex and the City” and Carrie Bradshaw (Sarah Jessica Parker) has been dating her on-again-off-again boyfriend, Mr. Big (Chris Noth) for 10 years. Since the relationship has to go somewhere they buy a beautiful 5th Avenue penthouse in New York and become engaged. In the meantime, Samantha (Kim Cattrall) has moved to Los Angeles with her young, inattentive boyfriend Smith (Jason Lewis) who is an actor in a television show. Charlotte (Kristin Davis) and her husband (Evan Handler) adopt an adorable little Chinese girl, and then find out that Charlotte is pregnant. Miranda (Cynthia Nixon) is an attorney who is on the outs with her husband Steve (David Eigenberg) because he admits that he had a “fling” but it only happened once. The girls become acutely aware that they are all experiencing turmoil in their personal lives, so they travel to a Mexican resort to cheer each other up. When the foursome returns, Carrie hires an assistant named Louise (Jennifer Hudson) to help her through her dark days (she doesn’t sell any books so she has to do something) and the other women struggle through their problems. The bad news is the script is shallow, the characters are one dimensional and Carrie, who was loveable in the show, mopes around and is winy and pathetic. (Kind of like me when my wife wanted to go to the first screening of this movie) The writing was original in the television show but now we have people pooping their pants, fat jokes and humping dogs. (I’m not kidding) Obviously the audience that this movie targets, are the fans of the television show and I have to admit, most will enjoy the film. I did laugh a few times and it was somewhat entertaining (I also needed a ride home with my wife) so I will honor this film with a C rating.
This movie has been given a R rating by the MPAA
Although I am blind, I can appreciate a good movie as well as sighted individuals.
I rely more on a good story line than special effects.