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Movie Review: Sex and the City

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In “’03 Bonnie and Clyde” Jay-Z explains the only instance when there’s silence between him and his beloved Beyonce. “The only time we don’t speak is during Sex and the City,” he says. See? Even Hov knew the effect that Carrie, Samantha, Miranda and Charlotte had upon women across the globe. Sex and the City was the series for fabulous women or those that aspired to be. Call them promiscuous; call them fantasies with their rent-controlled apartments and overpriced shoes. But, call them the reason why for once on TV women could watch successful single women actually be successful. For those who haven’t seen the series (all five of you), Sex and the City: The Movie isn’t very difficult to follow – it’s more like an inside joke that you only learn bits and pieces of throughout the 145 minutes. This movie was very obviously designed as an extension of the series for the true fans that have waited with bated breath, as four years marks the hiatus of our four sheroes. Even the fashion – from Carrie’s signature fur to the tutu she twirls in during the series’ opening credits – is directly connected to the show and reflected in the film. Sarah Jessica Parker returns as the iconic Carrie Bradshaw, journalist, who for the past 10 years has made her way penning about the lives of herself and her friends in NYC. The movie begins exactly four years after the series ended. Carrie (Sarah Jessica Parker) is with Big (Chris Noth), Samantha (Kim Cattrall) is with Smith (Jason Lewis), Miranda (Cynthia Nixon) is with Steve (David Eigenberg), and Charlotte (Kristin Davis) is with Harry (Evan Handler) and their adopted four-year-old daughter Lily. The actors don their roles like a favorite sweater, where no matter the occasion or time between wears, it’s always a perfect fit. Jennifer Hudson joins the cast as Louise, who becomes Carrie’s personal assistant, but also acts as a life coach in helping her rebuild the ruins of yet another failed romance with Mr. Big. Samantha lives all the way in L.A. with the now famous Smith, and Miranda revisits her bitter barn once Steve cheats on her after six months of a sexless marriage. The only one with no real problems is Charlotte, as she even gets pregnant after years of trying. So now you know the setup, but this isn’t a full-blown spoiler, so go see the film for the result. It’s worth the money.Sex and the City the series seamlessly transcended any age, race, and even gender barriers that had previously existed on television. Everyone from all walks of life became a fan. When its six-year stint ended, it broke the hearts of many girls who wanted just one more chance to adore the lives of their best girlfriends, as they pranced around the city they adored. Now we have it. Nothing more, nothing less, Sex and the City: The Movie succeeds in giving us the real happy ending we always wanted for our favorite girls.

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