Wednesday, June 18, 2008

Sex and the City

Author(s): James Somerton
Location: NS, Canada

“Sex and the City"

Directed By: David Frankel
Written By: Michael Patrick King & Cindy Chupack
Produced by: Darren Star
Costumes By: Pat Field

Principal Cast:

Sarah Jessica Parker as Carrie Bradshaw
Kim Cattrall as Samantha Jones
Cynthia Nixon as Miranda Hobbes
Kristin Davis as Charlotte York Goldenblatt
Christopher Noth as Mr. Big
David Eigenberg as Steve Brady
Evan Handler as Harry Goldenblatt

With Cameo Appearances By:

Candace Bergen as Enid Mead
Molly Shannon as Lily Martin
Willie Garson as Stanford Blatch
Jason Lewis as Smith Jerrod
Mario Cantone as Anthony Marantino
Anna Wintour as Herself
Domenico Dolce as himself
Stefano Gabbana as himself

Tagline: “The Girls Are Back in Town”

Synopsis: Carrie Bradshaw is doing the impossible. She is marrying the “unmarriable” man; Mr. Big. Making her three best friends (Miranda, Samantha, and Charlotte) her Bride’s Maids, Carrie sets out to plan the ultimate New York Wedding. The kind she has always hated dearly but now wants back all those wedding gifts she has given out over the years as a single girl. She also needs a dress so she calls in a favor with her former editor at Vogue Magazine to get the best there is.

Meanwhile; Charlotte has her hands full tending to her newly adopted daughter while her husband, Harry, is constantly at work, creating a rift between the two. Miranda is losing her mind now that Steve’s mother has moved in with them. And her relationship with Steve is slowly falling apart because of the stress being put on them. And Samantha, newly single after a tabloid accident broke her and, movie star, Smith Jerrod up, is finding it hard to get back into the swing of things.

As the wedding nears, Carrie sees the disintegrating marriages of Miranda and Charlotte, and can’t help but worry if it will work out between her and Mr. Big. Everyone has their ups and downs but her and Big have had more than their fair share. The only one that knows about her worries is Samantha. Everything is going as planned on the big day. But no one can find the bride…

What the press would say:

“Sex and the City” hits the big screen with all the glitz and glam of the TV show and then some. Meet Carrie, Samantha, Miranda, and Charlotte; four New York women who are dealing with relationships in one-way or another. Miranda and Charlotte are worrying over their marriages failing; Samantha is struggling with being single again; and Carrie is getting ready to get married. All the while watching the marriages of two of her friends fail. The men all do great in their roles but this movie belongs to the four female leads. Sarah Jessica Parker lights up the screen as Carrie Bradshaw. Her performance is fantastic, being both funny and serious but making it all look effortless. Cynthia Nixon and Kristin Davis are both fabulous as Miranda and Charlotte. We get to see them be funny but also watch as their marriages fall apart. By the end of the movie, they are both estranged from their husbands but are both still able to laugh alone with Carrie and Samantha. And Samantha! Many feared that Kim Cattrall wouldn’t be in the Sex and the City movie but she is and she makes her presence known. She’s the funniest thing in the movie. Samantha has fallen into a slump. After being dumped by her hunky actor boyfriend, she finds it a little hard for other men to measure up. In one scene she talks about her fears of menopause and her opinion of it. “There’s a reason that word starts with ‘Men’, Carrie,” she says. “Men cause it. They do. When have you ever heard of a single woman going through menopause?” “Umm, never,” Carrie replies. “Exactly! That’s because they’re not popping babies out. Single women don’t have a ticking clock on sex. We have a ticking clock on when men finally get too annoying to handle anymore.” She pulls off a magnificent performance that really stands out in a movie filled with magnificent performances. Fans of the show will love this movie and it isn’t too set apart that people who have never seen the show before (all five of them) won’t be able to catch up within the first ten minutes. The film ends with Carrie finally marrying Mr. Big, after a thrilling high-heeled chase through downtown Manhattan in a D&G gown. That’s definitely one of the physically funniest scenes in a movie all year. Although Charlotte and Miranda never really make up with their hubbies, we’re lead to believe that it’s on the horizon. Carrie is finally with the man she’s been after for years, and Samantha is single and fabulous. Period.

Best Actress – Sarah Jessica Parker
Best Supporting Actress – Kim Cattrall
Best Original Screenplay

Golden Globes
Best Picture – Comedy
Best Actress in a Comedy – Sarah Jessica Parker
Best Supporting Actress – Kim Cattrall
Best Supporting Actress – Kristin David
Best Supporting Actress – Cynthia Nixon
Best Screenplay

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