‘Sex in the City’ is superbly fabulous
Glenwood Springs, CO Colorado
Four out of four suns
Spoiler alert! If you have not seen this film and do not care to know what happens, skip this.
Honestly, Sarah Jessica Parker could not have picked a better writer. Michael Patrick King was superb in his depiction of the continuing story of Carrie and her three best friends, Samantha (Kim Cattrall), Charlotte (Kristin Davis) and Miranda (Cynthia Nixon).
What impressed me the most was how true each storyline was to its character. In this episode we find Carrie getting ready to marry Big (Chris Noth), while Charlotte has adopted her first child and is pregnant with another. Miranda and Steve are having problems with their “perfect” marriage, and Samantha has relocated to Los Angeles with Smith (the still incredibly hot Jason Lewis).
While Carrie’s wedding brings the girls together again, Big is still having commitment issues. For those of us who have seen the entire series, Carrie’s outburst on the street was an unbelievably honest reaction. She had to do that, for us as much as herself.
What I hated was that she blamed Miranda. While each of us is always looking for a scapegoat, Big’s actions had nothing to do with her comment. While it might have shaken Big up a little, he never would have stayed in the car if he did not already feel that way.
Big’s relationship with the girls took a final and much needed turn. Carrie always kept her relationships and her friends separate, which was a little confusing. In this film, when we see Charlotte have such an emotional, and even physical, reaction to him, we finally get to see him interact with the other main characters.
Miranda’s story was great. She is supposedly in a perfect marriage. What Steve (the still adorable David Eigenberg) does is obviously wrong, but we all have grown to know and love Miranda at this point, and we all agree that she should stay with him. He is an emotional character that needs attention, even if it is to a fault, and she needs him as much as he needs her.
My mother was disappointed in Samantha’s choice. But here is the reason it was the only outcome that could be: Samantha is always in a monogamous relationship with herself. She needed to be with Smith for as long as she was because of their history and her fight with cancer, but she could not end up with him, or anyone for that matter. It is not sad, but to the contrary. The only relationship Samantha can have is with her soul mate ” herself.
Charlotte’s story was fine, if it was anything. I guess they all could not have life-changing drama in one movie, so her character kind of rode the storm with everyone else, but on a smooth wave.
We welcomed back some favorite side characters like Stanford and Anthony, while some others were missing. I know I am not the only one who would have liked to see Aiden, even if it meant another side story.
Jennifer Hudson started out great as Carrie’s assistant, but then kind of faded into the background. I couldn’t help but wonder if she was just there for the clothes.
Since I had a lot to say about “Sex and the City” I will just throw out there that Will Ferrell’s “Semi-Pro” is out on DVD, and it is worth the time if you are into his style of humor.
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