Wednesday, June 04, 2008

movie minute

Sex It Up: The new movie with four of our favorite perpetually lovelorn New York women has finally come to a screen near you. Yes, Sex And The City (rated R), with the tales of Carrie and her friends wading their way through the treacherous waters of relationships is here and I have to say, it's a bit disappointing. Just a bit.

The film starts as Carrie and Big (aka John James Preston) are preparing for their blowout wedding. Everyone from the tv series is on hand: Samantha, Miranda, Charlotte, Steve, Harry, Stanford and Jerry. If you don't know who all of those people are, that's okay because you don't have to know. One doesn't need to have watched the show religiously (which I did) in order to know who these women are.

The film takes ample time with all four characters and even introduces a new assistant for Carrie, the fabulous Louise (played by the even more fabulous Oscar winner Jennifer Hudson). Sadly, Hudson is a bit underused. What's even sadder is that at 2hours and 15min, instead of being a burst of energy throughout, the film drags in a number of places. It does, however, try to compensate for that with plenty of laughs; plenty.

I won't tell you what happens but I will tell you this, the rumors of Mr. Big's demise are greatly overrated.

If you're in the mood for a little bit of fun and a lot of naughty with lots of laughs then this movie is for you. If you need something with a little more kick, I'd say skip it.

Bags of popcorn (out of 5) 3


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