I know it's been out for a few weeks now, but I recently went to see the SEX AND THE CITY movie. I had reservations (for all the usual reasons--how could it be as good as the show? would there be sex now that the women were all attached?) but I will say I liked it more than any movie I've seen in a long time.
Some of the complaints the critics have just don't bother me. I Yes, the first 1/2 hour or so is a real fashion show (as opposed to the whole thing, which is a theoretical fashion show), but I enjoyed every second of that, perhaps because it reminded me of the great movies of Old Hollywood, where everyone looked terrific and dressed like a million bucks.
Without giving away any plots spoilers for the 10 of you who haven't seen it yet, there is still sex and the city--plenty of it. I mean, leave the kids at home!
Still, I can't help but wonder if the reason this movie has gotten so much criticism isn't because of the acting (which is very good, and just when I decided SJP was best, I was blown away by Cynthia Nixon and then I was convinced that Kristin Davis was the best, but of course I love Kim Cattrall most of all...) or because of the script or because these women dress better than almost anyone I know.
But is it because it's a movie produced by a woman, starring four women, and aimed at women? Oh, and there are no superheroes or gunbattles. Sort of like the way romances are eternally criticized--because they're by and for women (though there are occasional superheroes and gunbattles).
So, if you haven't gone off to see SEX AND THE CITY, please do so. And then you can tell me if you think Carrie's end of the movie decision was the right one.