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Sex and the City

None June 5th, 2008


Reviewer's grade: B+

It's hard not to be swept up by "Sex and the City," the big-budget studio film version of the popular HBO TV series. The film appealingly runs like a really long episode and largely follows lead Carrie Bradshaw (Sarah Jessica Parker) as she plans her life and future with Mr. Big (Chris Noth), charming on-again/off-again and commitment-wary "man"-ipulator. Meanwhile, Carrie's three friends "” Samantha, Miranda and Charlotte (Kim Cattrall, Cynthia Nixon and Kristin Davis, respectively) "”  work through relationship and family issues and help each other through humor and shopping. 

"Sex and the City" has always centered many of the plots around shoes, purses, restaurants, clubs and general material mania. The movie is no different, spare a few gratuitous product placement shots and incessant brand name reminders. But it's not the love for labels that's most enviable in "Sex and the City" "” it's the love the characters have for the city itself that is most inspiring. The affection is infectious.

"Sex and the City" is about love "” but not the serious, brooding kind "” so lighten up and don't let anyone guilt your pleasure. R

 "”Joe Wertz

  • Currently 3.5/5 Stars.
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