Sex and the City
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Parker, Kim Cattrall, Kristin Davis, Cynthia Nixon, Chris
North, Jennifer Hudson
New Line Cinema
||Only if you want
your daughter to be a fashion-obsesses sex fiend.
||In this history of
dudette flicks, this is "the" dudette flick.
||A lot of it, and
||Just some beating
up with some flowers.
||I would have liked
more, but it had it's share.
in the shower in Mexico brought back similar memories.
||There were many,
but my favorite was "I curse the day you were born!"
||Eric M. Cyphers, Michael Patrick King, John P.
Melfi, Sarah Jessica Parker, Darren Star
Sometimes I am easily amused, and sometimes I easily
amuse others. Amusing the four dudettes sitting next to me
during "Sex and the City," as well as the dudette I was
seeing the movie with, was like shooting fish in a barrel
as, when the lights went down a simple, higher-pitched "Iím
so excited!" from myself, and an "Iím so happy CarrieÖ!" (I
wonít give it away here) at the end, showed my security in
my dude-self in seeing the movie, much to the amusement of
the ladies around me. Had I simply given a couple of
heart-felt "Ohhhhís" when girly-things happened, Iím pretty
sure all five girls would have been putty in my hands, or
thought I was gay. Such is the fine line you draw as a dude
going to see "Sex and the City" in a movie theater, even if
you can admit you did like the TV show.
Sex and the City
A Movie Review
But this review isnít about my ability to woo the ladies,
nor even the fact that I donít think there has been a movie
in history able to secure its place in terms of a "girlís
night (or even afternoon) out" movie, complete with some of
the ladies dressing to the hilt - nope, this review is about
the return of four women - Carrie (Sarah Jessica Parker),
Samantha (Kim Catrall), Charlotte (Kristin), and Miranda
(Cynthia Nixon), friendship, relationships, and love, and
not necessarily in that order.
The movie picks up about four years after the TV series
ended, with Samantha now living on the west coast, her now
being totally anti-Samantha, in a monogamous relationship
with her TV star boyfriend (although she still ogles the
other dudes a lot); Charlotte is still happily married to
Harry, with their adopted daughter from China; Miranda is
still married to Steve, with their own little rug-rat; but
like the TV series, as much as the stories of the other
ladies were generally sub-plots, this movie is all about
Carrie and her up-and-down-and-up-and-down-and-up-and-down
relationship with Mr. Big. (Chris Noth).
As the movie goes along we learn why Samantha has stayed
with her hunky boyfriend for so long, that Miranda and Steve
have some bigger issues to deal with than their sloppy son,
and that Charlotte seems to have the worldís most perfect
marriage, but with Mr. Big asking Carrie to marry him, the
worldís of all four ladies are turned upside down as we sit
in our seats, after watching the trailers of the movie for
the last eight years (at least so it seemed), waiting to see
if the wedding will actually happen, if maybe Mr. Big is in
some horrendous accident thus stopping his getting to the
wedding on time, as well as how one of Carrieís best friends
is a cold-hearted bitch (okay, not really), and someone
really needs to get the reigns on their child. Oh, happy
Judging from the reactions in the crowd some of the
dudettes didnít see the end of the movie coming, although
maybe itís just my movie experience in the ways of romantic
comedies that led me to see it from a mile away, and also
judging from some of the reactions, many of the dudettes
didnít actually pay attention to the movie trailer they have
been seeing for the last twenty years because they seemed
shocked with Charlotte announcing that she was pregnant,
however, there is nothing like a little "Montezuma's
Revenge" to get a great laugh.
Having been a casual fan of the TV series I was already
keyed in with the story, and heck, it wasnít anything
different from the TV version, only longer, so even though I
didnít seem to like it quite as much as the ladies in the
theater I saw it with, Iíve still got to give the movie 4
stars out of 5 for giving the ladies exactly what they want,
and hey, itís got some quality nudity for the dudes. And
dudes, if you do have to go with your dudette, and the shear
thought of it gives you hives, I will mention that you will
still be confused with womenís fascination with fashion,
expensive shoes, and ugly hats, but rest assured, there is a
role model for you, namely Samanthaís neighbor, although you
might want try to get your lady to look away from the screen
when Samantha sees him in the shower.
Thatís it for this one! Iím The Dude on the Right!!