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Sunday, June 22, 2008

Sex & The City - A Review

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You could very easily call this movie "Sex" and no one would miss the "City" part. I can see an entire generation of boyfriends and husbands being dragged along to this film. There is a lot in it that appeals to the female species like a Fiance who buys his woman a wardrobe big enough to hide a family of refugees with a shoe rack the size of a small library! It has hand bags and dresses and lots of other stuff I can't remember because I was trying to see the time on my watch in the dark for most of the two hours I sat through it! Actually I lie I don't wear a watch but this film is looooooooooooong and unless you were a fan of the series there might not be a lot in it to appeal to you. The movie picks up where the series left off (don't ask me how i know this) - Carry Bradshaw, played by Sarah Jessica Parker, is living with her rich tall dark and Handsome "Mr Big" and seeking a new bigger apartment. When they find the perfect one the issue of who owns what becomes, well, an issue and before you know it they decide to get married (you could argue for convenience sake). Unfortunately Carry, being a popular sex columnist for a big girlie magazine, ends up with more than just a fancy wedding on her plate and the big day becomes "bigger than Big"... her man has a moment of panic which leads to his unintentional leaving her at the alter which plunges her and the rest of the cast into 6 or so months of doom and gloom. There are quite a few sub plots going on. Samantha Jones, notorious for her sordid sexual history is struggling to stay faithful while Miranda tries to deal with her husband's unfaithfulness while Charlotte is just all so happy... except for the bit where she has an involuntary bowel movement in Mexico... Oh yeah there is a lot of nudity in this film... and not just the "in passing flash at the beach" kind. It even goes so far as to show a male sex organ for long enough to trigger my gag reflex! It contains some pretty lurid sex scenes between a man and multiple partners giving credence to the films title. As far as adaptations go this was a good transition from TV to film but depending on your level of tolerance toward free love and glamorising sex outside of marriage then this film has a lot to answer for! I'm reminded of the words of King Solomon "Drink water from your own cistern, running water from your own well. Should your springs overflow in the streets, your streams of water in the public squares? Let them be yours alone, never to be shared with strangers..." Proverbs 5:15-17. Having said all that, girls if you do think you want to see this movie DON'T take your boyfriends. So in a sentence this is a very secular and unhealthy view of love and relationships where sex is just another fun thing to do. If you want to watch a movie with your eyes wide open without feeling uncomfortable - this isn't the film for you! Trailer

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