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Sex and the City (2008) review

Posted : 5 years, 7 months ago on 11 March 2013 03:13

Our favorite group of fashionistas took on the big screen in this heart-warming flick about 4 friends and how they’re always there for each other through all of life’s joys and tragedies. SATC 1 was the perfect supplement to the series filled with lots of great fashion

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An average movie

Posted : 7 years, 9 months ago on 18 January 2011 12:50

Even though I have always been intrigued by the TV show, I never followed it (I think I have actually never seen one single episode). Anyway, as this movie was a huge success, I was rather curious about the damned thing and I was actually quite eager to check it out. Eventually, even though it was obviously nothing really great, I don't think it was so bad after all. Indeed, on one hand, I liked how (relatively) deep the characters were, at least if you compare them to the shallow characters you usually get in your typical romantic comedy but, on the other hand, the story wasn't original at all and the whole thing was still really predictable. I also think that this movie got a bad rep because of its sequel (which was indeed really terrible) but this first installment was actually pretty decent.The thing is that the characters are actually fairly interesting, at least in my opinion, but their life is so shallow, it tends to become rather annoying after a while. To conclude, in spite of its flaws, I think it is a well made romantic comedy and I think it is actually worth a look, especially if you like the genre.

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Only girls will enjoy this one.

Posted : 8 years, 9 months ago on 1 January 2010 11:34

Even though I have never seen the TV series, I had neither high nor low expectations for this because not only hadn't I seen the series but nobody in my family and not many of my friends have seen the Sex And The City series. I needed to watch this film because it was a summer blockbuster and try it out. Before I saw it and when it was already released, I have recieved mixed opinions from alot of people. Particularly whether I needed to see the series before I saw the film. When I watched it, I must say that you don't need to see the series before the film. As far as I'm concerned it is just another romantic-comedy blockbuster. 2007 was an amazing year for films. Probably the best year for films this decade but it had a fairly weak share of summer blockbusters apart from Ratatouille, Harry Potter And The Order Of The Phoenix, Simpsons Movie, Transformers and Pirates Of The Caribbean: At World's End. But in 2008, there haven't been any blockbusters that have disappointed me that badly. This film made me laugh because of the bringing together between the characters or the breaking down between the characters. I did think that it was a bit too long. I think that they could have cut a few scenes in it which could have cut at least 15 minutes. It was still a really good and clever film to watch. Most of the time, when a film is adapted from a TV series is quite bad but this isn't one of them. Will look forward to the sequel.

I liked Sarah Jessica Parker as Carrie Bradshaw because at over 40 years old, she still has that gorgeous, sexy and irresistable charm. She still has that so she can get with different men and have sex with them. It is pretty much the same with her other friends. Parker's performance is one that people would expect to be the same because of the TV series and she would be used to the character by now since 1996 when the TV started and ended in 2004.

The direction made this film like a TV programme more than a film because of the type of comedy involved which is why I find Sex And The City like comedy show Friends. It is like an long episode from the TV series. It was written like a TV series writer would write it. It had very light flaws but most of it was awesome. All I can say to finish this review is that this is a fun comedy that everybody should at least try. It isn't no masterpiece but it is a fun piece of entertainment.

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Adverts and stupid plots

Posted : 9 years, 3 months ago on 2 July 2009 08:11

This movie is plain stupid. It's filled with product placements and adds, the plot is horrible and totally nonbelievable (even in the Sex and the City universe that is), the characters are at their worst's and it's way too long. Watching the series was an enjoyable blast, this was yawing and freakin horrible. I never want to see this movie again.

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Blockbuster cor-de-rosa

Posted : 9 years, 8 months ago on 30 January 2009 12:55

Junto com Friends, o seriado 'Sex And The City' se tornou um dos maiores sucessos na história cômica da televisão americana. Conquistando quase que unicamente apenas o público feminino, durou seis temporadas e ganhou oito prêmios no Globo de Ouro. Nunca vi a série, mas minha opinião sobre o filme é bem positiva.

'Sex And The City' conta as aventuras de quatro amigas em Nova York. O filme funciona muito bem como comédia romântica. Os conflitos emocionais por quais essas mulheres passam são redigidos com eficiência. E ainda diverte muito. Cheio de cenas hilárias, 'Sex And The City' provoca risos sem ter de fazer careta. O teor cômico impecável do longa faz os 150 minutos da fita passarem despercebidos.

O diferencial de 'Sex And The City' é que o longa não trata Carrie Bradshaw, Samantha Jones, Charlotte York e Miranda Hobbes como mulheres fúteis que se sentem completas com vários pares de sapato. São mulheres que mandam em seu próprio nariz, fazem o que der na cabeça. Mulheres independentes que erram, choram e que não dão o braço a torcer. Pelo mesmo até o desfecho do filme.

Em relação as atuações, ninguém deixa a desejar. Mas, como de praxe, sempre há quem se destaque. Das quatro personagens protagonistas, Cynthia Nixon que interpreta Miranda está fabulosa. Sua beleza, simpatia e competência rouba a cena várias vezes. Kim Cattrall como Samantha está hilária.

O que mais enche os olhos em 'Sex And The City' é o figurino. Não sou 'expert' em moda, mas não há como negar que todas as roupas, assim como sapatos e jóias, usadas pelo quarteto são bem bonitas. E coisas de mulher é o que mais recheia o filme. No entanto, o que prende o homens são a beleza das atrizes e, como já relatado, a ótima dose de comédia.

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better than expected

Posted : 9 years, 11 months ago on 9 November 2008 12:04

Definitely much better than expected.
Decent acting.
I personally found SJ Parker looking horribly... old, compared to the other 3 main actresses. The make-up could have been better.
The story was obviously... predictable.

After watching this romantic film, I still feel no interest in watching the series, however popular and recommended it may be. But the movie isn't all that bad.

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Always a part of it...New York, New York!

Posted : 10 years ago on 23 September 2008 01:01

''It wasn't logic, it was love.''

A New York writer on sex and love is finally getting married to her Mr. Big. But her three best girlfriends must console her after one of them inadvertently leads Mr. Big to jilt her.

Sarah Jessica Parker: Carrie Bradshaw

Sex and the City was never just a sitcom only women would just care to enjoy. Consisting of wit, warmth, intelligence and superb characters.
Even now, five or four years after it stopped airing, Darren Star's HBO effort stands out as one of the network's grand accomplishments and one of the most successful television comedies of all time.

People eagerly awaited the film, and the usual verdict is only fans of the show will like it.
Well, as a fan of the series I can say that's not actually true by comedy standards, Sex and the City: The Movie is amazing.

The movie effort is written and directed by Michael Patrick King, the best of the show's various writers, he was responsible for the final episode etc...

The series memorably ended with all four of the female protagonists obtaining a hard-earned happy ending, and that's exactly how we meet them again, four years later: Carrie (Sarah Jessica Parker) has two books, much like Candace Bushnell, whose newspaper articles inspired the program in the first place, is working on a third and is still happily involved with Mr. Big (Chris Noth), Miranda (Cynthia Nixon) is still married to Steve (David Eigenberg) and divides her days between the job and taking care of their son, Brady; Charlotte (Kristin Davis) and Harry (Evan Handler) have adopted a Chinese girl named Lily, and former man-eater Samantha (Kim Cattrall) enjoys life in L.A. with her young client/lover 'Smith' Jerrod (Jason Lewis), though she can't resist the temptation to fly to New York and catch up with her dearest friends as soon as possible. In short, it's all going perfect, but disaster is never to far round the corner, to spice up proceedings.

''That's why you need a diamond... to seal the deal.''

It all goes slightly pear shaped when Carrie and Big decide to get wed.
Although there is fiery enthusiasm, the wedding turns into a mess, leaving Carrie heartbroken and her friends with no choice but to wonder whether their happiness will last indefinitely. Predictably, this leads to more twists, turns and complications.
Miranda dumps Steve because he cheated on her.
Samantha, pushing 50 and missing her old life, starts watching her next-door neighbour.
Charlotte is actually the only one in the movie who never comes close to losing anything.

Story-wise, SATC is in some ways a tribute of the best moments of the series.
Most of the main characters are involved in dilemmas and a fairy tale-like solution that looms into sight.
This tribute is reinforced by an actual montage that occurs in the film, when Carrie does a fake fashion show and wears her old clothes in front of the girls, who have to decide if they will be kept or trashed. The one outfit they all agree on keeping? The tutu Carrie wore in the series opening credits. Class.

SATC features a few errors. Surprisingly, the running time is not the biggest.
The memorable moments overlap the weaker scenes to the point that the picture hardly ever gets tired or lose momentum. However, that doesn't mean the weak bits aren't important.

''And we were dressed from head to toe in love... the only label that never goes out of style.''

There's plenty that make proceedings memorable, the writing is crystal clear as always been when left in King's hands, Parker's performance and voice-over are still as adorable as they used to be (and her duets with Noth are among the best ever filmed for a comedy), and Cattrall and Nixon still get the best lines (amazingly, though, the steamiest sex scene in the whole film does not feature Samantha).
Plus, despite the show's trademark quick wit, two of the biggest laughs originate from a physical gag (Samantha buys a dog - a female, worth noticing - that humps everything in sight) and a bodily function joke ("Charlotte Pooped her pants"), both of which work quite well.

Overall, this movie was such a breath of fresh air for me.
Everyone knows that TV show films are often result in disaster. But SATC is just so lovely and indeed right on the money with successful results.

If you're a fan, you'll love it! If you're not, who cares? Go and watch it and it then may inspire you to watch the show and fall in love with it all over again.

''You brought me back to life.''

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Sex, New York and Shoes

Posted : 10 years, 4 months ago on 1 June 2008 01:44

I've seen the odd episode here and there, but am in no way a fan. I'll watch it only if there is nothing else on. But I've seen enough to know who the major characters are. So when a friend asked me to go with her I said sure. I ended up liking the movie, if indeed it is a movie. Actually, the best thing about it was how un-movie-like it was. In a movie they spend some time on letting you get to know the characters, slow build up to some drama and then wrap it all up with a nice little ending. Well, these guys didn't really play by those rules. It was more like a mini-season of television (runs almost two and half hours). The ups and downs, and then some downs and some shoes and sex, and ups and and more shoes, all with New York as the background (most of the time). I don't quite get shoe-love, but I'm the only women in the world who doesn't (I own five pairs, and hate shopping for shoes), but even with some of those things that I don't relate to, overall I found the experience enjoyable. I wouldn't see it twice, but once was not a bad way to spend a muggy summer afternoon.

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