Jason Howard Green

Jason Howard Green

Monday, June 2, 2008

Sex in the City Doesn't Disappoint

I have to admit, I was one of those sex fiends that rushed out to the theaters over the weekend for the premiere of the long-awaited Sex in the City movie. As a huge fan of the series I couldn't wait to see if they would do justice to my four favorite vixens. Guess what - the movie was A-MAZE-ZING!!! Luved it, luved it, luved it.

But I have to tell you, if you weren't a fan of the show, don't bother going to the movie. This was made just for the fans. There are references that you'll be clueless to if you don't know the history of the characters (i.e. at one point they mention one of Carrie's exes - Aiden).
True to form, the clothes are on point. Fashions by Christian LaCroix, Dior, Oscar de la Renta. To top it all off there is a wedding dress by Vivian Westwood. Don't worry there are fabulous shoes and bags too.

The music is terrific. I went to Napster as soon as I got home to download the soundtrack. And throwing Jennifer Hudson in the movie was just a bonus (she has a song on the soundtrack).

It is true, the movie is over 2 hours long. But honestly it was over before I knew it. So don't let the run time deter you from seeing it.

I was thrilled to learn that the movie came it at almost twice it's expectations. It was assumed that Indiana Jones would remain in the number one spot and Sex would come in at number two. Well, to everyone's surprise, Carrie and the crew took the number one slot brining in 55.7 million dollars. This is the biggest opening ever for an R-rated movie.

Way to go Samantha, Carrie, Miranda and Charlotte. Notice I put Samanta first. I had to, she's my hero.

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

I enjoyed the movie, too! But would have had a better overall experience had I not been anticipating a death, as forcast in the following article:

April 26th, 2008 04:18 EST

Garrett Godwin

Four years ago in Manhattan , four smart and beautiful girlfriends have settled down. Columnist Carrie Bradshaw and billionaire Mr. Big are finally together - again; lawyer Miranda has finally married on/off longtime boyfriend Steve; PR specialist Samantha Jones is now in remission from cancer and is involved with younger actor/model Smith Jarrod; optimistic Charlotte is married again, as she and her husband are adopting a baby girl.

Now four years later, these women are back and coming to theatres this summer with Sex in the City: The Movie. This film sequel to the HBO series finds Carrie and Big, whose (spoiler alert) real name is John James Preston, engaged to be married; Charlotte finally becoming pregnant, as Miranda and Steve are at a crossroads in their marriage. However, the biggest surprise of this film is that someone close to Carrie will die.

"There's a loss that happens that's pretty tough" stated Cynthia Nixon, who reprises her role as Miranda. The actress, who has been diagnosed with breast cancer two years ago, reveals that the death of this character will hit Carrie pretty hard. "Something significant happens to Carrie", she continues, "and it really forces her to ask questions about yourself."

Sex in the City aired on HBO from 1998 to 2004, earning Emmys and Golden Globe awards for the series, Sarah Jessica Parker, Nixon, and Kim Cattrall. The series also received praise from the public for writing honestly about women and sex, as it continues to be popular thanks to the world of syndication. Besides Parker, Nixon, and Kristin Davis, Chris Noth, Willie Garson, Evan Handler, and Jason Lewis are also returning. Oscar winner Jennifer Hudson (Dreamgirls) joins this highly anticipated event, which comes out after Memorial Day. Producers are already in the works for a sequel for this $65 million picture.

And as far which character will die, it is possible that it could be Charlotte, who may suffer problems in her pregnancy; it could be Samantha's cancer returning, or Carrie's fiancé John - aka Big - for he had open heart surgery in one episode of the series.

"Get Carried Away" again with the ladies of Sex in the City, in theatres May 30.

Source(s): Sidney Morning Herald, Wikipedia