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Sex and the City: The Movie

Genre: Comedy
Rated: R
Directed by:
Michael Patrick King
Starring: Sarah Jessica Parker, Kim Cattrall, Cynthia Nixon, Kristin Davis,
Chris Noth, David Eigenberg, Evan Handler, Jason Lewis, Jennifer Hudson
Released by: New Line Cinema

In Short: The feature length version of the iconic TV series hits familiar, feel-good notes of friendship and fashion.
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Cosmos for Everyone!
Carrie and the Girls are Back for More Sex

f your multiplex serves cosmopolitans alongside the Diet Coke and popcorn, run as fast as your Manolos will take you to see Sex and the City. Even without the cosmos, the feature-length version of the iconic HBO series feels like a visit with old friends in New York City.

Those friends have evolved in the four years since the series ended. Samantha (Kim Cattrall) has moved to Malibu with her boyfriend/client Smith (Jason Lewis), and Charlotte and Miranda (Kristin Davis and Cynthia Nixon) have settled into marriage and mommy-dom, giving new meaning to “for better or for worse.” Meanwhile Carrie (Sarah Jessica Parker) is finally tying the knot with “Big,” her on-again-off-again boyfriend of ten years, in what promises to be a wedding of epic proportions…or not (we won’t spoil it). Two things that haven’t changed: the friends’ love of fashion and each other.

Sarah Jessica Parker and Chris Noth in "Sex and the City: The Movie"
Kim Cattrall, Sarah Jessica Parker, Cynthia Nixon and Kristin Davis in "Sex and the City: The Movie"

One big difference, though: the series was 30-minute episodes and the movie is nearly 2.5 hours. Tricky. Yet even if the plot and moralizing (and product placements) occasionally seem forced and leaden, Sex stays mostly bubbly thanks to its signature mix of saucy dialog, randy sight gags and all of those cocktails. David Eigenberg charms as Miranda’s husband Steve, and Jennifer Hudson sparkles as Louise from St. Louis, Carrie’s innocent assistant turned spiritual heir.

Sex is also the best on-screen clothing orgy since 2006’s The Devil Wears Prada, courtesy of the series’ costume designer, Patricia Field—the montage of Carrie trying on wedding dresses by couture’s "Who’s Who" is dazzling. Sometimes all one really needs is good friends, stiff drinks and lots of closet space.

Reviewed by Andrew Bender

A three-quarter rear view of a 2010 Mercedes-Benz GLK350 4MATIC

Sharp-eyed car buffs may have noticed in the movie that Samantha drives the new Mercedes-Benz GLK. As part of Mercedes-Benz’s next big release, this anticipated luxe crossover is powered by a 268 hp V6 and boasts a top speed of 143 mph. The cozy SUV also features 4MATIC all-wheel drive, all-wheel ventilated disc brakes and a seven-speed automatic transmission.

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