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Sex and the pity

Sexgirls Here it is, SATC fans. Read it and weep (or send me hate mail, which is what I'm expecting). Look, I wanted it to be good, too! It's the biggest, most talked about movie for women ever. And yet, it's just...OK.

Still. I love Miranda's hair. And how is Kim Cattrall 50?!

Go ahead. Read the review of the movie here.

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Amy

I trust your judgment completely. I'm sure you're absolutely right about this. But I still want to see it! I can't help it.

Amy

But it would have been nice if just one of these four gorgeous women would have put on a few pounds or something... just to make the rest of us feel better. Meow.

Connie

I know, you almost have to see it. I think maybe if you scale down your expectations it won't seem as bad. Maybe have a few drinks beforehand, except then you'll need to run to the bathroom because it's 47 hours long!

They all look great, though, don't they?

Connie

BTW I do know this posting has nothing to do with books.

Lesley

Were they kidding?

I endured that dreck last night and all I wanted wasn't a manolo--well maybe, if the heel could be used to cut my jugular vein and put me out of my misery--but a razor blade...were they for real? Meanwhile it pained me to hear how many women LOVED it, thought it was so funny and clapped throughout. Ugh.Brutal!!! I agree w you though with the two stars--I did enjoy the humping dog cause I have one myself---and I'll give another star to that closet emasculated Big made for her......Ok, so the Vivienne Westwood dress was pretty to look at, but that bird on her head was ridiculous and why does Samantha look like an extra from the original film version of my all time fave movie, Xanadu?

Connie

You know, I looked all over for a photo of that bird on her head to post and couldn't find one! (I did like how they joked about that later, I admit.)

The closet was fairly awesome, but as the weekend editor said to me: What, did he buy the apartment next door, too, for that closet!?

Can someone tell me why they even bothered to go to Mexico? Anyone?

Lesley

Stupid--because Samantha couldnt get Carrie her refund for her honeymoon. And yes, for the diarea jokes solely.

Lesley

And how cliche the once novel, amusing Samantha's one liners have become. I cringed whenever she made some reference to loving sex or male genitalia jokes instead of chuckling as I used to....

Lesley

On a positive note, I think that Miranda looked fabulous in some scenes--tho NOT the Mexico swinsuit scene (which I admit made me laugh!)

Connie

OK, the swimsuit bit was funny, I'll give you that! There were things that made me laugh. I liked Charlotte's "I curse the day you were born!" too. But you have a good point about Samantha. She just struck me as: gross. (Not in looks; she looks fine). I think some things just don't make a good translation from small screen to big, and maybe she's one of them.

jo

I agee there were a few laughable moments but all and all it made my face ache. It was a decent romatic comedy but it wasn't the Sex In The City I use to watch. What were they thinking? I know it is hard to take the leap into movies but come on. Stick with what works. I didn't think that Samantha was the least bit interesting, Cari is nothing but a fool, and Big - JACK***.

Lesley

Yeah, maybe Kim Cattral wasn't so wrong when she refused to partake in the movie the first time around...

Connie

Listen, KimC needs the cash...what else is she gonna do, really? Hollywood doesn't have all that many roles for 50 year old sex kittens, and I'm guessing Mannequin: The Return is a long way off and will probably feature one of those blondes from The Hills.

Lesley

Hahahaha, Mannequin!! Hahahaaa!!

I just thought of another ridiculous "sub plot" if you can call it that since there really was no plot--Jennifer Hudson...are you kidding me? Oprah probably loved that part.

e.p.l.

connie, i know u can vouch when i say it's rare for me to take up for the guy, but upon seeing the spectacle of that wedding (or shud i say spectre -- sjp looked positively cadaverish w/all that powder on her skinny face. who is she now, marie antoinette?), anyone w/sense would flee. jennifer hudson was dumb, but she was better than the old cast who, i guess, after four years have lost their mojo. the best thing abt. the movie was this month's vogue, which has a super-sexy photo spread of sjp and chris noth (yumyumyum). both wearing gorgeous clothes too, of course.

e.p.l.

btw, amy, thanks for the youtube link to galveston! i gotta confess i listened to the jimmy webb version too, which i'd never heard and was lovely.

Connie

It seemed to me the JHudson plot point was made solely to counteract the old criticism that SATC was too white. There wasn't much point in it, though I will confess right here and now I LOVED that bag Carrie gave to her. LOVED IT.

EPL, cracking up at your assessment that any man would flee the spectre of Carrie with a bird on her head! He probably ran off because he was afraid they'd all start shrieking again...

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