Sex And The City--The Movie.
Carrie wore this belt in a few different scenes with a few different outfits. When a black studded belt gets more screen time than Stanford...well we all know we are in trouble.
One of my favorite moments of the movie was ...well of course when Big says "I can build you a bigger closet". I loved him at that moment, but that is pretty much where my love for him ended. Anyway, another favorite moment was when Carrie was going to move -I KNOW LEAVING HER ICONIC APARTMENT- so she had to get rid of some things. She did a little impromptu fashion show in her closet for Miranda, Samantha, and Charlotte and one of the things she put on was her tutu dress from the show intro. It was funny and nostalgic and it made me think I was going to love the movie.
My favorite storyline was the one of Miranda and Steve. It seemed real and touching and surprisingly way more rich and meaty than any other story line. I felt more invested in their story than anyone else's. I considered Miranda the star--well her and that effing black studded belt.
Pat and I both felt that the writers of this movie did not stay true to the characters. We all KNOW these characters, and we do not believe their personalities changed so much in the last 3 years. I think the writers underestimated us as fans and intelligent people. When one of Charlotte's major moments in the movie is a poop joke--A POOP JOKE -- I do not know whether to roll my eyes or be insulted. Women are buying these movie tickets Michael Patrick King, NOT twelve year old boys. Come on. That is just a cheap laugh.
Jennifer Hudson--well she was warm enough, but meh, weak storyline, and PLEASE do not get me started on that Louis Vuitton bag.
I loved Carrie's Vogue shoot and the cameo by Andre Leon Talley (who almost got more screen time than Harry and Stanford), but her actual wedding ensemble left me less than impressed. The dress was gorgeous, but Carrie should know that she should not wear red lipstick with blue undertones. NO NO NO.
I must say that I did love most of the fashion, and I do believe Patricia Fields is a genius. I met her once a LaGuardia and she was very nice.
Samantha and Smith bored me to tears. Smith acted stiff (no pun intended) and almost zombie like. Oh and Samantha's dog, although it was funny-it was still twelve year old boy humor.
Pat said it perfectly when she said that Charlotte was mostly there for her Pollyanna reactions. YAWN. I also agree with Pat when she said that Kristen Davis should be miffed at the writers for her weak role in the movie. I love Charlotte.
I loved these characters and I wanted MORE. I also missed their proclaimed fifth character--NEW YORK CITY. She was not really showcased or featured in this movie. Whenever I used to watch the show , I would be swooning over the city and I could not wait till my next trip there. I missed New York in the movie. A lot. After the movie, I just thought about Mexico and falling into a "Mexicoma"-groan. Seriously, I do not even really like Mexico, and seriously I was not crazy about this movie.....which does not surprise me, but somehow makes me sad none the less. I will see it again with friends and hopefully I will pick up on some nuances that maybe I missed the first time around.
I am looking forward to reading everyone else's thoughts and reviews.
Lovely day to all!