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06-04-2008, 04:32 AM
Well, my boyfriend and I finally saw Sex and the City last night (Tues 6/30). It was sold out much of last weekend. I'm SO happy to report it was everything I hoped it would be. I laughed and cried and it was just so wonderful to be with an audience (mostly women in groups, but there was a smattering of couples (male/female and male/male) there too), sharing in the experience as fans of the show...lots of applause for the women and hoots & hollers at some of the one-liners and lots of sniffles too). My only criticism is I felt the Jennifer Hudson character (Louise) took too much screen time away from the main characters, but that's really a minor objection overall. I would recommend the film to everyone, even non-fans of the series. And I'm definitely getting the DVD. Stylewise, I still love Charlotte but I really liked most of Carrie's clothes too (except for 3 or 4 outfits that were really "out there". And I thought SJP looked FABU as a brunette! Cynthia Nixon's performance I must really single out for praise. Miranda & Steve were so real!
Jim Dear and Darling
06-04-2008, 07:39 AM
I just saw the movie, and, not surprising to me, most of the people there to see it were women, middle-aged and up. There were maybe a dozen women under 30, several apparently with their own mothers..
I finally saw SATC last night in a theater FILLED with 20 something young women. I'm 27, and the show was huge for people my age when it was on. All of my friends watched it.
I was out of town, or I would have been there lined up on opening night!
Anyway, I. LOVED. IT.
Charlotte was HILARIOUS. OMG, the part where she pooped her pants, the "line" she was going to give Big when she saw him, and the part where she opened her mouth in the shower... I was dying.
I was also loving the Samantha/sushi scene. Oh, and the part where Carrie turned on Meet Me in St. Louis with her cup o noodle, and the look she gave Judy Garland when she was singing.... Ahh!!! Hilarious!!!
Adrienne, I'm with you-- I was really worried to see it that I would be disappointed, but I wasn't at all. It was really, really good.
It was a wonderful tie up for me. I haven't enjoyed a movie so much for a while. There were parts that had me rolling with laughter and parts that had me chocked up and ready to cry. I own the DVD's for the seasons, and I'll definitely be buying the movie. Great soundtrack too.
Edited to add: For those who haven't seen any of the shows,, the back story they show is very brief. You'd probably still enjoy the movie, but you'd enjoy it SO much more if you rented the DVDs of the show and watched them first.
06-04-2008, 01:30 PM
Finally saw it today. Simply Fabulous. :):):)
It was better than expected. I was a little dissapointed in Samanthas storyline. I expected more there. Otherwise, it really was great. I teared up several times. I agree about when Miranda & Steve met on the bridge.
Jim Dear and Darling
06-04-2008, 01:48 PM
I was a little dissapointed in Samanthas storyline. I expected more there..
Me too... that was my one disappointment. Also, I could have done without Steve cheating on Miranda-- just seemed so out of character for him, but I guess they had to give the movie a little more substance.
06-05-2008, 02:38 AM
What was interesting was that, like most TV shows, a story that revolves around adult friendships does not address any other relationships in the characters' lives, like family. Parents and siblings are only brought in, if they are a source of conflict, never as support. Some of the characters undergo major life events, but nobody from their family of origin is around for them. Were the women all only children and orphaned? Or is it the "Brady Bunch" effect- if family members don't further the storyline, they disappear. In the case of the Brady Bunch,when a parent remarries after the death of a spouse, all the extended family, including the children's grandparents, aunts, uncles, and cousins, linked by the deceased parent, disappear off the face of the earth, because, somehow, acknowledging a stepparent relationship shows a lack of family unity. In SATC, the only help or support provided to any characters were either hired (nannies, therapists, or assistants), or from the friends themselves.