Saturday, May 31, 2008
Sex and the City
2008 movie version of the influential HBO series, written and directed by the creator and chief writer of the series, Michael Patrick King and co-written by Candace Bushnell, the author of the book on which the series was based. I mention those two things to point out just how faithful to the TV series the movie sticks. I also mention it to say that if you're a fan of the show you will certainly be a fan of the movie. Essentially the movie is a redo of the finale of the show. This time the conflicts have slight factual variances and the movie is about an hour longer than the finale. The movie picks up right where the finale left off, more or less, but is set three years later. But, everything is basically the same. I can't go into much, without giving stuff away, but if you saw the finale you basically have seen this movie. That's not, per se, a bad thing, but it's just the facts. I loved this movie, but then again I was a big big fan of the show. I love the message that you aren't selfish if you want to live your life the way you want to live it. No one is the same and no one is judged for being different. They are only judged if they act like an idiot and even then they're usually handled with care. I plan on owning this flick just like I plan on eventually owning the series too. If you love all the characters from the show you will love getting just a couple more hours with all of them. If you aren't a fan of the show, you probably won't be a fan of the movie either. If you haven't seen the show, then don't you dare go see this movie. It is a major spoiler on the show and will totally deflate many of the great conflicts and storylines from the series. Rent the DVD's, watch them all, THEN go see the movie, but DO NOT do it in reverse. Good flick, totally enjoyed it and absolutely loved getting a few more minutes in the lives of those four girls.
S'Good (but maybe a ME)
P.s. If you don't even know what the series is about or didn't read the title of the movie before going in, you may want to know that there is a decent amount of nudity and sex in this flick. Just to let you know.