Synopsis: In this movie adaptation of the HBO series, Carrie and the girls return to handle life’s challenges, both good and bad.
Release Date: May 30, 2008 MPAA Rating: PG-13
The girls from one of the most favorite cable television shows have returned and with great results. Following briefly where the series left off the movie version makes good on catching up the viewer with snippets during the opening credits of what came before and where everyone is at this time. Carrie, Charlotte, Miranda, and Samantha remain the closest of friends even as their lives have taken a variety of paths.
The main focus of the film lies with Carrie and Big getting married and the ultimate break up of their relationship. Anyone familiar with the series knows this is a common occurrence between the two. This time around things are more complicated, not just for Carrie, but all the women as they are each faced with hard life choices. The film plays like a love story to friendship. It has the ups and downs, the tears, and most importantly plenty of laughter.
There is a bit too much squealing whenever Samantha enters the room and the character of Louise, with her very large love for love, borders on eye rolling at times but these are small things we can let slide. Whether or not the women find their happy endings with the men in their lives the foundation of what these women stand for is solid: friendship above all else. Having the pleasure to watch them on screen together again will satisfy the most devoted fan as well as new additions to the saga that is Sex and the City.
Casting Sex and the City was the simplest thing ever as the entire cast from the series has returned. The girls remain the focal point and their chemistry has not suffered from time but merely improved. Each character offers their own unique personality and humor, making it easy to imagine they could actually exist in the real world as friends. Add in the supporting cast and you have a perfectly rounded out group who complements each other.
The only character left on the outside is Louise, Carrie’s newly appointed assistant. She is never brought into the fold of the original group of characters and therefore remains subjugated to being an outsider who has little understanding of Carrie’s world. It would have been nice to see her stir things up a bit as a newbie but the chemistry between her and Carrie is enough to have it make sense that she exists at all.
Cast and Crew
- Director(s): Michael Patrick King
- Producer(s): John P. Melfi, Sarah Jessica Parker, Darren Star
- Screenwriter(s): Michael Patrick King
- Cast: Sarah Jessica Parker (Carrie), Kim Cattrall (Samantha Jones), Cynthia Nixon (Miranda Hobbes), Kristin Davis (Charlotte York), Chris Noth (Mr. Big), Candice Bergen (Enid Frick), Jennifer Hudson (Louise)
- Editor(s): Michael Berenbaum
- Country Of Origin: USA