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Sex and the City (15) USA 145 mins
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Sex and the City (15) USA 145 mins – Review

WHO MADE IT?

Directed by Michael Patrick King
Cast: Sarah Jessica Parker, Kim Cattrall, Kristin Davis, Cynthia Nixon,
Chris Noth, Jennifer Hudson and Candice Bergen

WHAT’S IT ABOUT?

Writer and fashion icon Carrie Bradshaw (SJP) is back with Mr Big (Noth)
aka John James Preston and living in New York, along with her happily
married best friends Charlotte York (Davis) and Miranda Hobbes (Nixon).
Sex mad Samantha Jones has moved to L.A. to manage her lover and actor
Smith Jerrod (Lewis).
Having been asked not to give the plot away, all I can say is there is a
wedding, a pregnancy and an infidelity – and lots of labels and
to-die-for designer shoes.

WHAT’S IT LIKE?

If you are one of the many hundreds of thousands of fans who have been
mourning the end of the cult TV show, four years ago, then dust off your
Manolos and prepare yourself a Cosmopolitan because this is Nirvana.
However, if you have never seen the series – and particularly if you are
a heterosexual man – it will make little sense and will be just four
middle-aged wealthy women, parading in ridiculous outfits and
death-defying killer heels, whingeing about their lot in life.
The film centres on love and friendship. It’s overly sentimental (so
take tissues) and lacks the edge, razor sharp humour and the sexual
outrageousness of the TV show. Samantha has the best lines and
hilarious sex scenes, revolving around her new L.A. neighbour, the
promiscuous and well endowed Adonis aptly named Dante (Gilles Marini).
The four lead actresses are on top form as they reprise their much loved
roles along with the gorgeous Chris Noth as Big. David Eigenberg, Evan
Handler and Jason Lewis are also back as the girls’ other halves while
Jennifer Hudson plays Carrie’s feisty new assistant.
But except for Noth, the rest all take a back seat to Carrie and the
gals, their friendship and of course the designer frocks.
Award winning costume designer Patricia Field does an amazing job on the
dress front. The fashionistas will be drooling – with SJP wearing more
than eighty outfits alone – watching to see what the next fashion trend
will be. Although I can’t see wearing a string of pearls to bed catching
on.
If you are a fan of the TV show, you will love the film – all two and a
half hours of it.
It is like seeing an extended episode of Sex and the City and catching
up with old friends who frankly can do no wrong. Sadly, your men may
not agree.

Opens nationwide on 28 May 2008

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