If it wasn't obvious by the crowd approval throughout the film, the post show conversations said it all: fans are loving the Sex and the City movie. Ignore the negative reviews: those are written by people who either don't understand the show or critique just because they can. It's a good film, bordering on great. (I need to see it a few more times to make a complete assessment, a tough assignment to be sure, but I'm up to the challenge.)
One review I read asked the question: why did they feel they needed to make a movie? I thought that was obvious. Because they can! Why not, when they can make a mint and please fans all over the world? I understand that question actually because I asked it myself, feeling they did such a good job tying up the show at the end, why mess with a good thing? But they found a way to satisfy giving us just what we wanted - lots of sex, love, and shoes.
I'm not into spoilers. If anyone who's seen the movie wants my full, uncensored review, ask me and I'll tell you or I can write about it when the film goes to video, but I'm not giving anything away here that isn't already out there in previews or articles we saw in places like Vogue before the movie was released. But wow - I had forgotten how stark the show really was, not watching it for a while. And my seat in the theatre was really close to the screen. We're talking major close-ups of private parts. It should have been expected, but I hadn't seen anything like that in a while, especially not on a screen bigger than my house. However, the flip side was I got a fabulous view of the fashion.
Shoes, they've got 'em. Handbags galore. Jewelry, accessories, and phenomenal dresses. Absolutely divine. The Vogue spread alone was worth paying movie prices to see. Seriously delicious. As my friend so aptly said, "I want to get divorced and remarried again just so I can wear one of those!" (Not like I'm giving anything away here - everyone already knows there's a bridal photo shoot.) Of course we can't forget the Manolos. They're in there too. I wore mine knowing they would be in good company. Louis Vuitton played a role as well.
Now for the important part that will debunk what many other writers are saying about this film: it's not just a chick flick. Sure, at my showing the audience clearly stemmed from the expected devoted followers - fashion infatuated women and gay men. But my husband introduced me to Sex and the City, the show before any of my girlfriends were into it. He's a romantic and a connoisseur of well-written TV. So as much as I enjoyed seeing the movie with the girls, it felt strange not having him with me. There, I've said it. Sex is really about love. But you already knew that.