Sex and the City (2008)

Director: Michael Patrick King

Summary: This film is based on the HBO series “Sex and the City” and follows sexpert and author, Carrie Bradshaw as she prepares to marry her longtime, on again-off again love interest, Mr. Big.  Mr. Big is a New York City mogul and commitment-phobe that finally decides to settle down and in with Carrie.  As Carrie and her trio of friends; Miranda, Samantha and Charlotte prepare for her nuptials, they also navigate their own relationship issues which include infidelity, infertility and a May-December romance that is becoming unfulfilling.  As Carrie deals with a major marital rollercoaster, the trio remind her that the foundation friendship provides can help even the most fragile heart mend.

Review:  As with most movies based on a series, followers of Sex and the City went in droves to see this movie on the big screen.  Although the movie got mixed reviews, it didn’t stray too far from the formula that successfully worked throughout the years in the series which was the chemistry this foursome shared on screen.  Each character played a significant but varying role within the friendship that made it magic.  The movie was representative of that.  The one questionable addition was that of Jennifer Hudson as “Louise”, Carrie’s assistant, but they tried to make it work.  Thankfully her role wasn’t significant.  And of course, our heroine was finally to be married.  Would she finally have her happily ever after or is this a too good to be true?  This movie is worth the nearly 3 hour running time to find out. 4/5  MV5BMTYyMzYxMjM3OF5BMl5BanBnXkFtZTcwNjg2OTA3MQ@@._V1_SX214_AL_

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