- Released Internationally on 28/05/08
- Released in Malta by KRS on 04/06/08
In a nutshell
If you haven’t heard of the TV series, maybe it’s time you bought a TV. And for those of you left yearning for more once the outstanding six seasons came to a close, this promises to be more of the same.
Why we’re hyped
Ok, I admit – I’ve watched all 94 episodes. In chronological order. Of my own free will. Granted, it’s not exactly The Sopranos when it comes to appealing to male viewers, but you have to admit that it’s great television – particularly the classily-scripted sixth season. If you had any burning questions once the curtain came down, we’re now going to find out what’s going on in the lives of these four sexy New Yorkers four years down the line. As you can imagine, things have become complicated.
Who’s in it?
Everyone from the TV series is back for the big screen version, so we will obviously be seeing Sarah Jessica Parker, Cynthia Nixon, Kim Cattrall and Kristen Davis in the starring roles. Chris Noth reprises his recurring and tumultuous role as love interest Mr. Big, and one of the new roles created for this film goes to Oscar-winning Dreamgirl Jennifer Hudson. The film is written and directed by Michael Patrick King, who helmed the entire TV series.
For those of you (ok, us) who have watched the series, I'm sure you'll remember how great it is to watch the action-packed, often moving, season-ending finales. Well here's a chance to head back to the city for more, because this plays like an over-two-hour-long season grand finale. And although the end of season six seemed to tie up all the loose plot threads, they're all unravelled here for one last spin.
New to the city?
I'd imagine that it works better for those who followed the TV show, since these are characters that we know well and care about. But for those of you who are new to the series, the opening sequence offers a brief rundown of salient plot points, and even if you're still buying popcorn and miss that, the film's plot is quite self-explanatory and works as a way-above-average romantic comedy.
The good, the bad
Despite being about 20 minutes too long, it manages to keep a brisk pace throughout. Frivolous as it may seem at times, once you get past all the product placements and obligatory girl-power moments, this is a film which proudly wears its heart on its designer-label sleeve. Males may protest as their counterparts are reduced to sideline characters, but as expected from a film written and directed by a man, we do get to see at least some of the male viewpoint.
http://www.apple.com/trailers/newline/sexandthecity/ (High-res QuickTime)