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May 30 2018

Celebrating 10 Years of "Sex and the City: The Movie"

By Spencer Coile

I remember being 15-years-old,sitting in an empty theater on the opening night ofSex and the City --precisely 10 years ago.I had just finished watching the series for the first time,and was ready to continue on with the stories of Carrie,Miranda,Samantha,and Charlotte.The tagline for the film was "Get Carried Away,"and I absolutely did.It was so easy to slip back into this dream-like,romanticized version of Manhattan – where money is endless,where relationships come and go,but friendship (and shoes) are forever.

Was the movie adaptation perfect?Absolutely not.Was the sequel unnecessary and borderline insensitive?Completely.Still,that first film left me beaming from ear-to-ear.It'd be easy to pick out all the problems with the plot,the length,the way it treats Jennifer Hudson's character (there's no way her email password was seriously "love").But even watching it today,I go back to when I was 15;feeling hopeful,giddy,and gay.Those are the movies that stick with you.

Happy Birthday,Sex and the City!But most importantly: do you identify as a Carrie,a Miranda,a Samantha,or a Charlotte?

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I was ready for a conversation.But your remembrance is poem length.

May 30,2018 | Unregistered Commenter/3rtful

This movie,like the show,is absolutely ridiculous and I LOVE it!The sequel sucks (with the exception of Liza's FABULOUS cameo),but the first one was a whole lotta fun.

May 30,2018 | Unregistered CommenterChris

Jesus,people are really trying to defend this

May 30,2018 | Unregistered Commentercal roth

You know,I love Mad Men,but I would never in a million years support the idea of a Mad Men movie.Sometimes people just need to get over.Your favorite show is over.It happens.

This movie wasted the characters form a show I liked.And now my memories are mixed and tarnished because of this bad decision.

May 30,2018 | Unregistered Commentercal roth

The first movie was entertaining despite everything wrong with it.Seeing the characters again under different photographic lighting was exciting too.
@cal roth

May 30,2018 | Unregistered Commenter/3rtful

One thing about the film I remember was Kristin Davis' face when she went NO!to Mr.Big as it scared the fuck out of me as I remembered her very scary character fromMelrose Place.It's easy to forget what a crazy bitch she used to play.It's an alright film but the 2nd one....I wish that film never existed.

May 30,2018 | Unregistered Commenterthevoid99

An empty theater?Mine was packed!and everybody roared with the first notes of the main theme.

May 31,2018 | Unregistered CommenterPeggy Sue

My issue with the films was that they forgot what Sex & The City was really about,they got swept up in all the fashion and the fantasy.
But the TV show was about female friendship,and was ground breakingly frank about the female view of sex,and the fashion was secondary.All that incredibly insightful,funny,sometimes shocking depiction of women + relationships + sex fro mthe TV show just wasn't anywhere to be seen in the films.

I wish the films didn't exist,they tainted my love of the show.

May 31,2018 | Unregistered CommenterJB

Blame Michael Patrick King and Sarah Jessica Parker for the super sized superficial route with the movies.

May 31,2018 | Unregistered Commenter/3rtful

@thevoid - yes!I remember that moment,too!She totally brought out the Melrose Place crazy eyes for it.

@3rtful - yep,MPK sounded completely insufferable in interviews toward the later seasons of the show.His ego got way out of control and apparently there was no one willing to say that some of his ideas were...not good.

The movie was fun until it...wasn't?I understand why Carrie got so upset about Big stopping their wedding,but when she was recovering didn't they,like,literally spoon-feed her?I mean...

May 31,2018 | Unregistered CommenterDJDeeJay

Sure the second sequel was a mess,but if you hated the first movie,I curse the day you were born.

June 1,2018 | Unregistered Commentereurocheese

One of my favorite television shows of all time.The last episode is perfect.The movies were terrible.

June 1,2018 | Unregistered CommenterMichael R

Spencer - -I'm with Peggy Sue.How was your theater empty?It was a massive hit.Mine was packed too.I'm definitely a Carrie.And that's not because I want to be the star but just how it is.

eurocheese -- LOL.this.it was worth it just to see them one last time.

June 2,2018 | Unregistered CommenterNATHANIEL R

The first movie is a much heralded fan reunion,its no way as good as the series,but its a nostalgic throwback to make fans happy...the 2nd one...a pure cashgrab!!!

I'm glad the third one is cancelled...I dun need another bad crappy cashgrab to taint SATC legacy!

June 3,2018 | Unregistered CommenterClaran

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