Thursday, June 26, 2008

Sex And The City The Movie

I was checking out movie reviews in the New York Times and came across the review for Sex and the city the movie. I have to say the review was not very good. I was disappointed. As a true Sex and the City fan I've seen every single episode. I truly loved each and every one. I even got my hubby addicted to the show. I had high hopes for the Sex and the City movie. I've been really looking forward to seeing it. I'm not going to base my opinion on one review. I'll just have to go see the movie for myself and form my own opinion.

A little Botox goes a long way in “Sex and the City,” but a little decent writing would have gone even further. A dumpy big-screen makeover of that much-adored small-screen delight, the movie was written and directed by Michael Patrick King, one of the guiding lights and bright wits of the original series, based on Candace Bushnell’s newspaper columns and subsequent book. Once again, Sarah Jessica Parker has stepped into the dizzyingly high heels of Carrie Bradshaw, that postmodern Lorelei Lee — a hardly working New York writer with a passion for men and Manolos — but this time she’s taken a terrible tumble. There was something seductive about the bubble world that the show created back in 1998, in the fantasy that all you needed to make it through the rough patches were good friends and throwdown heels. That was a beautiful lie, as the show acknowledged in its gently melancholic return in the wake of Sept. 11. Back in Season 3 Carrie asked, “Are we getting wiser, or just older?” The ideal, of course, is to do both. There is something depressingly stunted about this movie; something desperate too. It isn’t that Carrie has grown older or overly familiar. It’s that awash in materialism and narcissism, a cloth flower pinned to her dress where cool chicks wear their Obama buttons, this It Girl has become totally Ick.

By: Manohla Dargis, The New York Times

1 comment:

  1. I just saw this over the weekend! A girlfriend on mine called Saturday morning to invite me to a matinee and I'm so glad I went. It was so good!


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