Sex and the City (15)
PUBLISHED: 13:32 06 June 2008 | UPDATED: 13:16 24 August 2010
Sex and the City (15) www.sexandthecitymovie.com Being a huge Sex and the City (SATC) fan, I sat through the trailers for the chick flick of the millennium with a certain amount of trepidation. Would it warrant a shelf-slot a
Sex and the City (15)
Being a huge Sex and the City (SATC) fan, I sat through the trailers for the chick flick of the millennium with a certain amount of trepidation.
Would it warrant a shelf-slot alongside those box sets that have saved me and my brethren on many a Sunday afternoon from despair over yin-yang relations?
Yes and more yes.
SATC, the big screen fashion fest with as much heart as libido officially hits the mark.
Tongue-in-cheek and intelligent, the laughs have been one of the winning benchmarks of the show but, strangely, some of the sadder moments stood out on reflection.
And things really take a turn for the worst.
Nearly blimin' tear-jerking in fact, dare I admit it.
We see Carrie and co irate, troubled, desperate and at one point, designerless and make-up free (shock, horror).
Without giving too much of the script away, not everything is rosy and that's why we love the show so much.
When it's bad, it's truly embarrassing, mortifying, real even and I don't mean Hollywood bad, which purports to make the heroine look even better and more darned perfect in the long run.
But when it's good it's hilarious.
All the girls are on top form, looking great, slightly older, slightly wiser, living quite different lives.
A lot of jokes were ruined by the trailers being so revealing and ubiquitous.
A shame really as they are so much better in the context of the film.
But we still get the witty play on words, the natter of sexual indiscretions over coffee and the girls don't become caricatures of themselves as is so often the case when popular shows are given the silver screen treatment.
There are a few new characters, including a very likeable but predicable story-line with an assistant, played by Jennifer Hudson who saves Carrie during a low ebb.
Samantha has been disappointingly tamed but a few laugh-out-loud lines give us a glimpse of the sexual predator we know and love.
As with all SATC episodes, watching it back on DVD on many a Sunday afternoon will only make it all the more scrumptious.
Lastly, lest I forget, Carrie has more outfit changes than a movie-plugging award show hostess.
We wouldn't expect any less of course.
By Nadia Sam-Daliri
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