Sex and the City Movie Review

Comments 7 by Rebecca Bollwitt

As I mentioned yesterday, I was able to screen the Sex and the City Movie a few days ago and as a result a bite-size version of my review below is appearing in today’s 24 Hours newspaper. Rush on out to pick up the free daily if you simply need more Miss604… in print!

Fun flowers

Now, I could focus on the varying themes throughout the movie; the colour blue, which is bright, lovely and eye-catching, the tale of Cinderella that presents itself in many forms, or the fact that the number three keeps popping up all over the place, from apartment numbers to magazine covers. However in depth I feel I should go there is only one truly underlying theme in the film which is love.

One may think that the television show on which the movie is based was all about the sex, but a quick glance at the friendships between Carrie, Miranda, Charlotte and Samantha would quickly change your vote. It has always been about the love and the movie is no exception. It brings ‘love’ out from the shadows like that dusty Dior outfit in your closet you recently rediscovered. Love for your city, your friends, your family and above all, yourself.

The movie starts off at an expedited pace, giving a quick recap of everyone’s lives to see what we’ve missed in the last few years and to introduce anyone new to our four girls. I for one am super happy that Samantha got an iPhone, although at one point Carrie tosses it aside saying, “okay I have no idea how to work this.”

Kristin Davis’ ardent delivery as Charlotte firmly grips your heartstrings while Cynthia Nixon and BC’s own Kim Cattrall reprise their roles with fervent growth and maturity while providing some expected comic relief. Sarah Jessica Parker reintroduces us to an endearing Carrie Bradshaw whose fanciful yet resilient spirit captivates the audience, reminding die hard fans why they’ve adored watching her accumulate stories (and shoes) over the last decade. Not to mention how amazing she looks in all 81 outfits.

Chris Noth, David Eigenberg, Jason Lewis, and Evan Handler illuminate the screen with their individual depictions of good guy and bad guy drivers on the rocky roads on which every relationship must travel.

For a film in which forgiveness is as coveted as Manolo Blahnik maryjanes, it isn’t your typical fairytale, but I sure fell in love all over again.

Label of Love

Here are some slight spoilers so put on those earmuffs errr… blinders if you don’t want to read them.

John James Preston: I loved hearing Carrie call Big, “John”.

You and Me, Kid: For someone who often blogs about my view of “it’s John (my husband) and me versus the world,” Big’s sentiments throughout the movie made me wish I had my man sitting beside me the entire time (although he was the first person I called when it was over).

Proposals: The show is infamous for its typically unromantic marriage proposals: Miranda and Steve over three dollar beers, Charlotte and Trey’s “Alrighty”, and now “would you want to get married?” Everything’s not always typically romantic but it fits the couple (or the relationship). Not everything my husband and I did leading up to our wedding was scripted and I even said he could have asked me to marry him using an onion ring (like Homer and Marge) and that would have been awesome.

NO!: One of the most powerful moments for me was when Charlotte screamed at Big when he got out of his limo to talk to Carrie. Her eyes were so passionate and I think she embodied what we all felt at that moment.

Threes: All the “threes” in the movie probably represent the “volumes” Carrie wrote about her and Big. The apartment was the 33rd viewing (well 33rd building), the magazine cover on top of Vogue in Carrie’s apartment had a real estate dollar figure on the top with lots of threes in it, this was Big’s third marriage, there were three of the girls still living in NYC, the state house in Mexico was number three etc. I guess third time’s a charm or… these things always come in threes.

Blues: Royal, electric and peacock blues splashed the screen in charming fashion all throughout the movie. From shirt and dresses to painted walls, the use of colour in the film was amazingly pleasing to the eye.

The Website: As a bonus, you can actually go to to check out what Louise put together, including micro sites for any of the three books Carrie had written.

I’ve enjoyed the show while it was on TV watching the drama, ecstasy, and the heart ache of these characters unfold on the small screen and I especially liked how it didn’t all end with all men being the “bad guy”. There are some good men out there, ya know. In recent years I’ve screened the DVDs numerous times (so much so that the cases are all cracked). I would call myself a huge fan of the series, even though it doesn’t get much exposure on my site.

By the time this post is published I would have seen the movie for a second time and I have to say that I’d probably even see it a third.

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  1. JenniferFriday, May 30th, 2008 — 7:12am PDT

    Awesome review, Rebecca.
    That “NO!” moment is when I really lost it…I’m sure that you could hear me sobbing beside you at that point…:P
    All in all, I have to say that I thought the film was fabulous. I would also call myself a huge fan of the show, and I certainly had high expectations for the movie. I left feeling fulfilled…and I too will definitely see this one several more times.

  2. JennyFriday, May 30th, 2008 — 5:30pm PDT

    Good job. Loved your write up

  3. MelissaSaturday, May 31st, 2008 — 9:55pm PDT

    I absolutely loved the movie. It was everything I expected and so much more. I am going to watch it over and over again. Absolutely fabulous!!!

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  5. patrickWednesday, June 18th, 2008 — 11:37pm PDT

    i noticed that Sex and the City has a polarizing effect on both men and women… people either love the movie or they hate it

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  7. JR KavanaghMonday, March 16th, 2009 — 12:25am PDT

    personally i loved the movie, but i still think the series is much better!

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