Saturday, May 31, 2008
Sex And The City has an advantage over most TV shows turned big screen feature, in that it didn’t have to make flesh and blood characters from animated or vice versa; no one had to modernizer it for the current time period or re-conceptualize the premise. Of course, it goes without saying, that it would have been impossible to make this movie without the original actors portraying the roles. Even armed with this knowledge, you still worried that the old magic wouldn’t hold up on the big screen, but it did!
Just about everything you liked or loved about the show found its way into this script. Director, Michael Patrick King and the girls (Sarah Jessica Parker, Cynthia Nixon, Kristin Davis, Kim Cattrall) fell back into the groove as if they had only been on summer hiatus. The make-up and fashions were a little more over the top, and the angst and pathos were above what we would have seen in the TV show; these I felt were the right addition for taking a half-hour series to a feature length movie.
The only unfortunate note was Jennifer Hudson, good gesture to add in a female of color, however, if Hudson ever performs this stiffly again in a movie, they are going to recall her Oscar.
It also seemed a shame that Sanford (Willie Garson) barely had a speaking part. He and Carrie have no "seen from the gay male girlfriend perspective" scenes together.
Not wanting to give any plot lines away, I’ll just wrap it up by saying that it left you satisfied and yet pining to visit these wonderfully familiar, sexy characters again!