Movie Review: Sex and the City

Ok, I admit it is tamer and less gutsy than Sex and the City (SATC) soap episodes. The movie is about girlish vanity and their ongoing search for the perfect man in their lives. Yet movie was fun to watch. There were moments we were in splits.

This movie may not be upto all Indian tastes (I am referring to some prudish line of thoughts in my country.) It is refreshing to watch some female bonding after having a heavy dose of male bonding movies. No wonder movie theater had more of female audience. At a funny scene, women who were strangers before the movie would feel camaraderie with the one sitting next to her and in general. πŸ™‚

Movie takes off from where last season of the SATC (6th season) ended. Girls are now 40+, with two of them settled with their beaus. Samantha is the only girl out of the four friends who has retained most of her brashness. She still tells her man non-nonchalantly, ” I love you. But I love myself more.” This could be one of the most effective dumping lines. πŸ˜›

Miranda, the corporate lawyer is as logical as she used to be. Charlotte is onto motherhood, living her favorite dream. Samantha nymphomaniac appetite has not decreased. I am not writing anything about Carrie Bradshaw, you would better find about her from the movie. You can see the familiar sight (from SATC episodes) of all four designer-clothes clad friends lamenting, gossiping around a dinner table. They still stick to each other through thick and thin. A Louis Vitton bag is still the most prized possession. Malono Blahnik and Jimmy Choos still find their way into their conversation.

The only obvious difference between SATC episodes and movie is that men are no longer easily “disposable” and girls are no longer polygamous. Yet there is much to watch for: love, hurt, friendship, labels, infidelity (yes), fears, loneliness and emotions. All in all, very watchable and laughable. πŸ™‚

Rating: 3.5/5 (Mostly for laughter it elicits)

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26 Responses to “Movie Review: Sex and the City”


  1. 1 Xylene June 23, 2008 at 1:52 pm

    oh u liked it?
    Many reviews suggested that the movie is not worth the hype.
    I guess this also goes to my ‘to watch’ list.

    (everyone is writing about movie reviews these days, I aint seen a movie in a while now 😦 )

  2. 2 Withering Willow June 23, 2008 at 2:25 pm

    The way you have described the movie, I think, I will also like it. But, your reference to SATC episodes leaves me confused. I have to admit, I haven’t watched even a single episode. 😦

    Shame! Shame! πŸ™‚

  3. 3 Reema June 23, 2008 at 8:29 pm

    Ohh i was thinking of doing a post on the movie since the day i watched it but u beat me to it…well with so many Sarkar raj reviews I think blogosphere can bear more than one SATC reviews too πŸ˜€ πŸ™‚ I used to watch the series whenever i could n i liked it…it often portrayed the workings of a female mind accurately.

  4. 4 Nikhil June 23, 2008 at 9:42 pm

    I am NOT watching this movie… hehehe… One guy went with his girlfriend and almost walked out fifteen mins into the movie… I am not a chick-flick guy… πŸ˜€

  5. 5 Amit June 23, 2008 at 10:30 pm

    I have heard that its not worth watching, but I really want to watch it. The problem is, no one is willing to go with me. 😦

  6. 6 Poonam Sharma June 24, 2008 at 10:05 am

    @Xylene: yes, movie was fun. Don’t expect any serious, profound stuff and you will be fine. πŸ™‚ I am too lazy to write reviews usually, but in mental blocks, it helps to write reviews. πŸ™‚

    @Withering Willow: No need for shame shame. I have watched not many episodes. You can watch episodes online, maybe search youtube or HBO. A friend has promised to deliver me DVD for all season. If I get that, I will share. πŸ™‚

    @Reema: I would be curious to read your SATC review. I too liked all the episodes I saw. πŸ™‚

    @Nikhil: first 15 minutes can be taxing on any guy who is unfamiliar with the concept. But you enjoy, if you stay on. Some of the male friends had really good things to say about it. In fact, I know men who used to religiously watch the episodes. They tell you what women want. πŸ˜‰

    @Amit: If you were in Delhi and I hadn’t watched the movie already, maybe I would have accompanied you. πŸ™‚ YOu have never watched movies alone for the love of it?

  7. 7 Sakhi June 24, 2008 at 5:37 pm

    I have never seen the series nor the movie… Shall give it a try πŸ™‚ dont know hwen shall that be!

  8. 8 arvind June 24, 2008 at 5:50 pm

    i have no idea abt this movie and the series…have been hearing lot abt this movie and the series..

  9. 9 RJ June 24, 2008 at 7:16 pm

    @Poo – I watched the movie with my friend who forced me to watch it with her. I am not a chick-flick kinda guy but I kinda liked this one. Not all tht bad and its okay for men to watch it too! Nice blog you got here! πŸ™‚ Keep smiling and keep writing!

  10. 10 Harsha June 24, 2008 at 9:32 pm

    I yet to watch this although have seen many episodes.. Hope i will like it inspite of girlish film πŸ™‚

  11. 11 Amit June 24, 2008 at 10:04 pm

    Well yes I have seen movies alone. Loads of them actually. πŸ˜› I am just out of practice.

  12. 12 RJ June 25, 2008 at 12:04 am

    @Amit – Out of practice?? πŸ˜€ Who are you accompanied with now? πŸ˜›

  13. 13 Nikhil June 25, 2008 at 10:04 am

    Ah… I see… Some men use this as study material… Hmmm… I wonder why I never thought about it.. πŸ˜€

  14. 14 Ashish June 25, 2008 at 11:44 am

    Sex and the City… with more City and less sex! πŸ˜›

  15. 15 Poonam Sharma June 25, 2008 at 11:56 am

    @Sakhi: Do give it a try, I would not be very surprised if that inspired you to write a new quirky story, something not written so far. Hey, don’t go to movie with any expectation of profound stuff. πŸ™‚

    @Arvind: You can watch episodes online. Try HBO, youtube. Try it out one time and see if it is to your taste or not.

    @RJ: Welcome to Visceral Observations

    I am glad to know a guy appreciated the movie. πŸ™‚ Thanks, you too have a nice blog there, I finished reading all your current posts there. T

    @Harsha: This girlish movie and episodes involves guys too. There are lot more guys in episodes.

    @Amit: I have same question as put by RJ. Whom are you watching movie with these days? I am happily assuming a twosome. πŸ˜›

    Hough it is recommended to watch this movie in female company. πŸ˜‰

    @Nikhil: Now you know πŸ™‚

    @Ashish: And you want more of the latter? Now I know you just reached your legal age of viewing adult stuff. πŸ˜› Did you watch the movie or was it a random observation?

  16. 16 Ashish June 25, 2008 at 1:29 pm

    Now I know you just reached your legal age of viewing adult stuff.
    And when have boys put any regard for rules and legal ages? πŸ˜›

    Did you watch the movie or was it a random observation?
    Random observation. Like they’ll let the movie air in any theater here.. the Shiv Sena is much powerful here than in Mumbai. πŸ˜€

  17. 17 Sakhi June 25, 2008 at 2:23 pm

    Hey, adding you to my blog roll. πŸ™‚

  18. 18 RJ June 25, 2008 at 8:02 pm

    @Poo – Thanks for the welcome! πŸ™‚ I appreciated the movie for the title, but it disappoints..j/k πŸ˜›

  19. 19 vimal June 26, 2008 at 3:04 am

    So people DO go for these kinda movies…hmm…Never will watch such ones, atleast in a theatre. Like Amit, I do not have a company and end up watching movies alone (but thats also an advantage at times πŸ™‚ ). The moment u r seated alone for these genre of movies, u experience a lot of stares and murmers, ” How boring is he ?”

  20. 20 Quirky Indian June 27, 2008 at 4:44 pm

    I thought the film was one long, slick ad-commercial with an apology of a plot.

    Having said that, I must also admit that I am not part of the TG the film was aimed at. I must also add that there were overwhelmingly more women than men in the theatre, and they seemed to love the film.

    Cheers,
    Quirky Indian
    http://quirkyindian.wordpress.com

  21. 21 Amit June 27, 2008 at 7:25 pm

    @Poonam & @RJ : I wish what you are assuming was true. But I go out with a bunch of friends. My life sucks!!! I know. 😦

  22. 22 Poonam Sharma June 30, 2008 at 1:11 pm

    @Ashish: True, boys will be boys! And I had forgotten about Shiv Sena. πŸ™‚ It is easy to ignore them sitting in Delhi.

    @Sakhi: I will add yours too and in my reader.

    @RJ: True, title is appealing. The title was justified for SATC episodes. Try watching some of the videos online. What does j/k stand for?

    @Vimal: Uh, if movie is good, no one notices who is sitting alone. Don’t care two hoots about opinions of strangers you do not know. πŸ™‚

    And what did ya mean by “these kinda movie”? πŸ˜›

    @Quirky Indian: Maybe you are right, movie does not really target hot-blooded males. I liked it though as evident in my review. πŸ™‚

    @Amit: Well,..I would say you are better off without useless heartaches. πŸ™‚

  23. 23 Shefaly June 30, 2008 at 4:33 pm

    Poonam:

    “..movie does not really target hot-blooded males”. Going by how many gay men can be seen going to the film, I do not know if the movie’s target group is only women. A comment particularly a propos QI’s post today on which both you and I commented.. πŸ™‚

  24. 24 RJ June 30, 2008 at 5:05 pm

    j/k – Just kidding! remm those 160 characters πŸ˜›

  25. 25 Poonam Sharma July 1, 2008 at 10:10 am

    @Shefaly: I did not take any sexual orientations in account while commenting, people have a tendency to regard chick-lits to be viewed only by women. If referring to stereotypes, I know many straight men who used to religiously watch the show. Personally, I have no black and white stand on the subject.

    @RJ: Got it! πŸ™‚

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