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:: Sex And The City: The Movie

This film was extremely long-awaited and for die-hard fans it was well worth the anticipation. Carrie, Charlotte, Samantha and Miranda graced the big screens for the very first time in ‘Sex And The City: The Movie’ and effectively made the jump from television to film. A little older and wiser, the four independent ladies are still trying to make their way in the big city and film ultimately kicks off where the TV show finished. For those who have never watched the show, viewers are given a quick ‘catch-up’ on how far the girls have come.

In a flurry of stilettos and well-placed labels, we discover that; Carrie (Sarah Jessica Parker) and Big (Chris Noth) are still in love; Miranda (Cynthia Nixon) is attempting to balance motherhood, marriage and a career; Charlotte (Kristen Davis) is ever the optimist and Samantha (Kim Cattrall) is trying to decide whether monogamy is really the right thing for her, despite her partner Smith being the hottest property in Hollywood.

As the story rolls on, big rifts appear in the lives of the characters and we learn that fairytales do not always end happily, with the plot twisting at every chance it gets. Miranda is furious about Steve’s act of adultery and finds it hard to forgive him for his betrayal. Samantha is still enjoying a loyal relationship with Smith Jerrod; however, her sex-starved personality is forced out again by her alway’s naked neighbour Dante, with whom she struggles to keep her eyes off. Charlotte is blissfully in love with Harry and finally achieves her life-long dream of falling pregnant. And Carrie, well Carrie is still the self-absorbed character we were all once familiar with. Her dreams of an extended walk-in wardrobe with endless rows of Manolos have not altered, but it is her very selfishness and materialistic view on life that will destroy what is most important to her.

It is an expected and much planned proposal that starts all the trouble with the love-her/hate-her Carrie in the first place and we are all taken on a two and half hour rollercoaster trip to find out whether the fabulous four will find happiness after all. The comedy is evident in the film, with some laugh-out loud moments, particularly involving a very indignant and pregnant Charlotte.

Although clichéd in some parts, ‘Sex And The City: The Movie’ delivers what fans want; sex, love, laughter, fashion and most important of all the undeniable loyalty of four devoted old friends.