Sex and the City

Sex and the City

(2008)

"After years of living in the city, I assumed that if my friends and I ever got our fairytale endings that would be the end of the story. But real life - always has a twist." - Carrie Bradshaw, 2008.... More

So says our heroine, Carrie Bradshaw, as she and her friends Miranda, Charlotte, and Samantha continue to juggle jobs and relationships while navigating motherhood, marriage and Manhattan real estate.

The culture-impacting HBO series finished in 2004, but the characters - created initially via the autobiographical newspaper columns of Candace Bushnell - live on in 'Sex and the City: The Movie'.Hide

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When a large box with a handwritten note from Vivienne Westwood arrives on Carrie Bradshaw’s doorstep and prompts a collective swoon from a packed house, then you know the film’s hit its target audience.

If you were a fan of the HBO series – which defined the naughties for some, and solidified the marketing bracket of the thirty-something single-woman – this won’t disappoint. It’s pitch-perfect entertainment for a girls’ night out.

Essentially it’s the same deal: Carrie, Charlotte, Samantha and Miranda are all lost in love in its many forms. And throughout all the dramas - the make ups, the breakups, the lunches and cocktails - are a stunning array of over three hundred costume changes (one could almost see this film for the fashion alone). For those who missed the show, the opening credits allow a quick recap of the series’ defining moments. But an avid watcher will find more to appreciate. Plot wise, the story picks up in real time from where the show left off; four years later and each woman is in a steady(ish) relationship and career.

The transition from television to cinema screen can often be a sore point. Here it’s smooth – the film version carries all the quirks of the show and makes no attempt to elevate the plot to epic proportions (and nor should it). Though I couldn’t escape the feeling that we have neither quite a film nor a TV episode - it’s something held in a limbo.

You’ll know if Sex and the City is for you. In adhering to an episodic formula, this is familiar and as successfully entertaining and engaging as the show: a top shelf chick flick if ever there was one.


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This is truly just a movie for the fans. To make a sequel? REALLY? was it necessary? Nope. The only interesting thing about this movie were the outfits. Dont watch if your not a fan, I am a fan of the tv series and the first film.
But even I wasnt fooled by the Jimmy choo shoes and Vuitton bags to know that this movie sucked.
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Its pretty. but shallow and a bit over long . certainly did not impress.


I thought the movie was gret ummm things i would have liked was the X-Factor shown in previous episodes of the HIT series but i mean u cnt blame them coz of high expectations we express which cant be matched to the writers directors portrait of the movie.... um who doesnt luv shoes, if u dnt i guess you have ugly feet but all the way this is a girls flick, and guys you may say its NOT but the only reason why the ladies drag u to see the movie is because they know there are sex scenes in the... More movie and want you to take pointers into making them HAPPY! HAHAHAHAHA

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Want to see it again with another girlfriend so I can focus on the frocks,shoes etc


Great film much the same as program, leaves you wanting some romance in your own life. Lots of sex!


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The Press Reviews

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  • If you are immune to the charms of Carrie and co., this will do little to convert you. Still, it has more than enough sass, style and sentiment to keep the faithful satisfied. Add a star if you're a fan. Full Review

  • Unfortunately, where episodes of the series used to take their cue from a question posed by one of Carrie's columns, writer-director Michael Patrick King never finds that focus, and Sex and the City loses its tart edge in the process. Full Review

  • I wish Ms. Parker had let that bee in her bonnet go silent, because the movie that she and Mr. King have come up with is the pits, a vulgar, shrill, deeply shallow -- and, at 2 hours and 22 turgid minutes, overlong -- addendum to a show that had, over the years, evolved and expanded in surprising ways. Full Review

  • If there was ever a film the term "chick flick" could be applied to without it sounding derogatory, then this big screen version of Sex and the City is it. This is the perfect film for a girls' night out, it will make you laugh, make you cry, and make you feel very unglamorous. Full Review

  • Even if it feels like a celebration of what was, rather than the beginning of something new, this trip down memory lane sure is a heck of a lot of frock-filled fun. And one that's strictly for the girls. Full Review

  • Two and a half hours of shoes, labels, wedding dresses, girl-talk, boy-talk, break-ups, make-ups, and everything we've come to know and love about this pop culture phenomenon. Full Review

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