Four years ago, “Sex and the City” went off the air, leaving fans begging for more. Rumors of a movie were flying around for a couple of years, so when production actually started, I was thrilled. As a fan of the show, I hoped the movie would translate to the big screen, and I was not disappointed.
Four years ago, “Sex and the City” went off the air, leaving fans begging for more. Rumors of a movie were flying around for a couple of years, so when production actually started, I was thrilled. As a fan of the show, I hoped the movie would translate to the big screen, and I was not disappointed. When we last saw SATC, our fab four -- Carrie, Samantha, Miranda and Charlotte -- were adjusting to various life changes. And though some things have changed, they are still dealing with the same issues. Sarah Jessica Parker, as the shoe-obsessed Carrie Bradshaw, has brought a new perspective to her character. Over six years, fans have shared in the laughter and tears of her relationship with Big, but the movie brought out the raw emotion that we can all relate to. Parker shines in several scenes, particularly during the wedding scene in the library. John James Preston, aka Big, makes you waffle between hating, loving and wanting to hug him. He is vulnerable in this movie, something that he lacked in the television series. Chris Noth’s Big shines and translates perfectly from little to big screen. Samantha Jones, played by Kim Cattrall, makes the most surprising character changes. She went from the “I play by my own rules” lady of the quartet to the “I am catering to my man” and “I won’t cheat” type of woman we are shocked at. Luckily for us, in her quest to not cheat (especially with the Latin stud next door), she delivers some of the funniest scenes in the movie. Even her pet had the audience laughing. Kristen Davis’ Charlotte and her husband, Harry (Evan Handler), are still the perfect-for-each-other couple who get some very good and totally unexpected news. Their daughter Lily, played by Alexandra Fong, is so precious and adorable that you smile every time she is on the screen. Miranda (Cynthia Nixon) and Steve (David Eigenberg) have a rough patch as they are still adjusting to marriage, family and living in Brooklyn. Viewers finally get to see Miranda as completely human when one of them breaks their vows and puts their relationship in jeopardy. In season six, SATC fans saw a glimpse, but Nixon takes Miranda to another level. Most people in relationships will relate easily to them as they try to put their marriage back in order. You will find yourself rooting for them. Strong supporting cast The supporting cast could not have been more perfectly chosen. Jennifer Hudson, in her first role since winning major awards for her role in “Dreamgirls,” plays Carrie’s assistant Louise (or Saint Louise, as Carrie calls her several times). She is charming and understated but is pivotal in putting Carrie’s life back in order. Hudson is definitely someone directors should look at in the future. Mario Cantone as Charlotte’s best guy friend Anthony, and Willie Garson as Stanford Blatch pick up where their hilarious characters left off. They steal the scenes they are in. Particularly funny is their scene together at New Year’s Eve. What others say Not only is this a movie I would watch again, I would recommend it to everyone, men and women. Don’t take my word alone for it though. Here are what some of my fellow moviegoers said as they exited the movie. Freda Gentry and Bre Masalko, both 20, loved the movie. Freda said it was “amazing,” “loved everything” and “it translated well from the TV show.” Bre most enjoyed the last scene between Samantha and Smith Jerrod. “I understand what she (Samantha) said, and I would have done the same thing).” Dan Karipides went to the movie with his girlfriend, Christina. He has seen the show before and thought the movie was “pretty good.” His girlfriend said that he laughed the hardest of anyone in their group. He was surprised by Steve and Big: “I didn’t see that coming at all.” A group of coworkers from GE came together for the show. Cindy Muntean called the movie “fabulous and more than expected. … I cried like a baby. They (the movie cast) feel like family,” she said. Kristen Miller, also in the GE group, said the movie was “extremely sensitive to all women’s emotions.” Canton Repository