Sex and the City (2008)
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.
A lot more amusing than I thought it would be.
The joyful confection is coated in a sparkly gloss, bright enough to gleam from the darkest, most cynical corners.
This movie feels like it was made purely to piss off people who want good shows
A guilty favourite for sure. I remember the first time I saw this being surprised by how good it was. I went in not expecting much as I didn't think there was enough material based on a simple TV show to warrant a two and half hour long movie about shoes and sex. But this sucked me right in with surprising depth to all the converging stories of the girls (and their boys) while covering a host of real life issues.My only problem would be the excessive wealth all the characters seem to have amassed "that pillow cost 400 dollars", the apartment Big buys and outfits with a gynormous closet, Carrie's Vera Wang wedding dress, her new assistant. It was fantastical, which may have been just the point. This is a fantasy.Ultimately if you're a fan of the HBO series than you will love this, its funny, sad, frustrating and will have you cheering with some great HEA's (although I wouldn't have been able to forgive ---...again, but what a moment) 12.30.13
Was something that Keith Richards of The Rolling Stones liked to say about stuff he didn't like. I agree with him. I think the show SATC was basically a witless t**d of a show in that there was no filtering anything and they actually used the F-bomb in episode titles. I think Kristen Davies is good looking and smart and could have done a lot better than this dumb show that confuses being intelligent with being gross. Kim Cattrall's fist claim to fame was getting loudly screwed in a film about High School under some seats in a large gymnasium. She probably couldn't have done better. The rest of them will probably never be seen from again as they succeeded in grossing out an entire generation of women for several years in a row. Turning a poorly written show into a movie doesn't make it work any better. Like finding hair in your coffee, SATC neither thrills, amuses, nor satisfies.
There is not enough time in the world to explain everything that is wrong with this film, so I will make a concise list in an attempt to warn people off: 1) Sarah Jessica Parker and the ginger one are too old, too ugly and in too high a definition to watch for this extended period of time.2) The clothes are ridiculous. They are circus costumes, reminding us of the old adage "money can't buy style" - they might be designer, but they are hideous. And too young for the characters.3) This film is about four females, so vapid and consumerism-driven that one of them would forgo a beautiful apartment based on a small closet.4) According to this film, leaving someone at the alter is much worse than infidelity. The ginger's husband cheats on her. Even considering the fact she is grotesque and an unimaginably horrible person/wife, this is still ADULTERY. They are married for Christ's sake! And she goes back to him in the end because clearly, "it isn't that bad". Meanwhile, a man gets scared and has a poor lapse of judgement regarding his marriage (because his fiancée has sandbagged him at every turn, creating their wedding into something he is afraid of, despite him asking her not to have over 200 guests etc etc) and then changes his mind, but this is THE WORST THING ANYONE HAS EVER DONE.5) They have too much money. All of them. It isn't believable that a lawyer who is married to a bartender can suddenly quit her job without another one lined up, especially when she is obviously spending all her income on designer goods.6) There is a token Chinese adopted child. Because, as we know, adopting foreign children is fashionable.7) There is the very unnecessary, very untalented token black woman - Jennifer Hudson - spouting out drivel, with her ear-attacking songs accompanying the film.8) The women have all slept with over 40 men. They should be social pariahs - no one would actually want to marry someone that disgusting.9) Steve (the adulterous husband) is literally so spineless I felt sick.10) None of them died.11) This film is damaging to society in many ways. Not only does it encourage promiscuity, it encourages women to disregard the male population as men who are only there to pay for things or have sex with. It also encourages them to attempt to act like the men in society, and completely emasculate these men. How women find this sort of thing liberating, I doubt I will ever understand.
the 13th labour of hercules.so, i'm guessing the reason they made this was for money; why then, in the name of all that is holy, did it have to be 140mins. i could, if summing up all my courage, take 87mins, but 140???????? really?????? what did they have to do that needed that long? get in the product placements, talk about shoes, eat some ice-cream and we're done. i checked my watch after 11mins and felt my heart sink, after 17mins i was ready to throw myself, in sweet sacrifice, at the screen just to make it stop.hell does not scare me: i have spent 140mins somewhere far more tortuous.