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Sarah Jessica Parker, Kim Cattrall, Kristin Davis, Cynthia Nixon, Chris Noth ... see more see more... , Candice Bergen , Jennifer Hudson , David Eigenberg , Evan Handler , Jason Lewis , Mario Cantone , Lynn Cohen , Willie Garson , Madeleine Lee Gilford , Gilles Marini , Rogelio T. Ramos , Kristen Davis

The hit cable series Sex and the City catwalks its way onto the big screen in this feature-film continuation that fans all over have been clamoring for. Sarah Jessica Parker returns once again as Carr... read more read Bradshaw, the style-maven journalist whose romantic exploits were the key focus of the show. Also reprising their roles are Kim Cattrall, Kristin Davis, and Cynthia Nixon, with the series' executive producer Michael Patrick King taking on writing and directing duties. Several years have passed since viewers last saw Carrie and company, though she's still involved with Mr. Big (Chris Noth) and completely consumed by her obsession for name-brand accessories. Meanwhile, Miranda is adjusting to married life and motherhood, Charlotte is still clinging to her dreams, and Samantha and handsome, steely eyed TV star Smith Jerrod (Jason Lewis) are now living together out in L.A. Of course, when the girls all come together, it's just like old times. Dreamgirls' Jennifer Hudson co-stars as Carrie's assistant. ~ Jason Buchanan, Rovi

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R, 2 hr. 22 min.

Directed by: Michael Patrick King

Release Date: May 30, 2008

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DVD Release Date: September 23, 2008

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  • December 30, 2012
    The girls are back together 4 years after the TV series. There's lots of drama - wedding, affair, baby. Lots of fab shoes and clothes. Makes you appreciate your loved ones and friends. Even if you haven't seen the TV series it is still a great movie about love, labels and friends... read morehips. Good cast and plot. I'd marry Big for that closet! Charlotte is my favourite character and her daughter Lily is adorable.
  • January 18, 2012
    Before talking about the film itself, some understanding of the HBO series is required. There is not a hope in hell that this film could stand on its own. When the TV show was good, it was as good as anything on TV, but when it was bad, it was as bad as anything.

    In the good, I... read more classify the moments that made me think, and in the series' early years, I thought a lot. But as the series wound down its sixth and final season, it had changed. It had gone from the story of four relationship anti-heroes to a soap opera. Charlotte ran out of storyline after Season 3, when she left Trey and married Harry. The will-they-or-won't-they Carrie-and-Big story wore out well before the series ended. Even sexaholic Samantha settled down in the end, surviving a brush with breast cancer and moving in with her boy toy. The only storyline that was still compelling, in the end, was Miranda and Steve, in my opinion, because it was the most honest. It kind of stole the series away from now-Executive Producer Carrie Bradshaw... I mean, Sarah Jessica Parker...

    So, what's left in the movie? Obviously, wedding bells for Carrie and Big. Charlotte and Harry have given up on conceiving, but there might be a surprise in the works; Steve breaches Miranda's trust and puts their marriage on the rocks; and Samantha is exiled to California with her lover Smith Jerrod, whose acting career is taking off.

    Other than the Miranda-and-Steve storyline, the film gives fans more of the same sap from the final seasons, with none of the spunk the early episodes provided. At a butt-numbing two-and-a-half hours long, you'd expect more than Charlotte's dilemma of whether or not to run while she's pregnant... or yet another commitment-phobic Carrie and Big meltdown... or several minutes of shrieking hellos each of the many times Samantha returns to New York...

    Broken into half-hours, you could consider the film a short-season story arc, like five bonus episodes; as a feature film, however, it's hard to get through in one sitting. It effectively closes the loop on the story that came to dominate the series, but with that focus, the richness of the gals' contrasting sex lives is completely lost.

    Then again, as one mega-fan interviewed before the premiere of the reportedly worse second SatC film put it, "Of course I'm happy. I get to see all my friends again!" My girlfriend maintains that films like this shouldn't even be reviiewed, because they aren't meant to be treated as equals. They're cash-ins for the fans to get excited about, and watch communally, critics be damned. To a point, I agree... but if you're paying the same price to see this as you would any other movie, it should be as good as what you would've spent the money on instead. It's not. A shorter, less-indulgent film would've been better, but Sex and the City wasn't talking to the average moviegoer. This film is strictly for the fans.
  • November 16, 2011
    Not sure a movie was needed but it's cool to see all the glamour on the big screen. I think it's just a little too long for a chick-flick.
  • February 19, 2011
    Not a bad light entertainment for fans of the show, but what's the point if just about every episode in the series is better and WAY shorter?
  • February 17, 2011
    there're several irrealistic points in this movie, and i'd bring up my perception of what real life should be:

    i'm a 27-year-old, if i give up the lifestyle in my cozy hometown and make it to new york...i would be looking for MONEY! not love.

    and if my husband-to-be sudden... read morely chickens out before the wedding but regrets immediately and still wants to marry me when he sees the sight of me before the ceremony, i'd still marry him...imagine all those people get arround in a big place, all those invitations, and your parents, friends and relatives..hundreds of people make ways to join your ceremony..what a scene!...what a responsibility....and the traumatic embarrassments you have to deal with could anyone just decide not to get married in a circumstance like that? it's remained incomprehesible to me. if the man is really not the one, i'll probably divorce least, half one year later..or make it a year. so it's much less attention-grappling....even i would think of practical things like that. why not a socialite in matured age? and the man in this case is a middle-aged businessman, how come he would suffer from frights like a high-school boy who just learns his girlfriend gets pregnant? it puzzles me.

    and also, i was surprised about carrie's reading choices...she's a writer, ok, a columnist, how could you be if you didn't even read "wuthering heights" in high-school or college? isn't it a bit too late for you to start it off when you're, let's say, 38? and you're a "professional" writer? she talks about that book like an adolescent girl who yearns for love...with all those phenomenal affairs you have had for at least 20 years, haven't you learned to grow just a little bit? i truly cannot truly believe anyone in that age could still operate like that... i always pay attention to what people read because it's an indication of your inward sophistication which cannot be fooled by the clothes you wear or the cosmetics you put on your face.

    i suppose, i have less to bitch about it than its sequel. yeah, they're irrealistic, at least, the clothes look really nice, particularly the wedding dresses. this one is just narcissistic, but at least, not that obnoxiously narcissistic. (there's still a difference!)

    even personally, i never believe in sisterhood, and my experices of life tell me that women are all mean to each other. friends to me are usually the ones who laugh when you fall down on ground, those who rejoice at your misfortune...(perhaps just my part of life...maybe i just have had it much rougher than those who praise sisterhood) you just live with all those craps then carry on alone to struggle for survival. (spiritual survival)..

    i guess this movie tries to be a love-song for new-york, its cosmopolitan image with multiculturalism and sexual has good-intention even it's still inevitably counterfeit..i suppose the reason why its sequel sucks because it carries away from new-york landscape. how could sex and the city be sex and the city without new york? even that new york they praise is merely a phony utopia which celebrates egoism, consummerism and promiscuity.
  • January 20, 2011
    When I saw this flixster page on the first time, I wonder "How come does these critics did not like this movie?" Actually folks, it is a very surprising-unbelievably-good movie! Even if I rarely watch SATC TV series, I believe this one was worth watching, especially for the girls... read more. You can find almost anything in this movie. Sad, laughter, love,fashion, boys, friendship...Fabulous casts that are very familiar to SATC fans -- Sarah Jessica Parker, Kim Cattrall, Kristin Davis and Cynthia Nixon makes adorable friendship between the four.
  • November 23, 2010
    I think everybody got it the first time around: You make bad puns, you have strange sexual adventures, and you buy expensive shoes. We get it. Now hop off and make a film that doesn't make me question my care of decency.
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  • August 2, 2010
    "Get Carried Away."

    A New York writer on sex and love is finally getting married to her Mr. Big. But her three best girlfriends must console her after one of them inadvertently leads Mr. Big to jilt her.

    ... read more>
    It's not easy to turn a series into a film, as there is so little screen time in a film to fit everything in. "Sex and the City" suffers from the exact same syndrome, that it develops too many side stories, making the subplots more of a distraction. It's like having four romantic comedies crammed into one film. In addition, "Sex and the City" is far too long. It could have been much shorter and still be sexy, fun and fluffy. If they could have just concentrated on Carrie Bradshaw's romance, the film would have been even more enjoyable. Or maybe have four "Sex and the City" films and concentrate on one of the ladies in each film. That would have been more entertaining, and a sure cash cow for the studio.
  • July 23, 2010
    this movie sucks so much it makes me mad. F

Critic Reviews

Mark Bourne
February 2, 2009
Mark Bourne,

...'Yes,' she said. 'It's Star Trek for women.'... Full Review

Bob Mondello
June 2, 2008
Bob Mondello,

This celebration with Carrie & Co. — very much television writ large — seems precisely the Sex and the City reunion the show's fans had hoped for. Full Review

Anthony Lane
June 2, 2008
Anthony Lane, New Yorker

I walked into the theatre hoping for a nice evening and came out as a hard-line Marxist, my head a whirl of closets, delusions, and blunt-clawed cattiness. All the film lacks is a subtitle: The Lying,... Full Review

Richard Roeper
June 2, 2008
Richard Roeper, Ebert & Roeper

Why get the band back together if you're not going to add some new songs to the greatest hits?

Richard Corliss
May 30, 2008
Richard Corliss, TIME Magazine

Learning and hugging. There's lots of that here " woman to woman and man to woman " which satisfies the movie's fantasy fulfillment of both amity and eros. Full Review

Joe Morgenstern
May 30, 2008
Joe Morgenstern, Wall Street Journal

It's just that there's been an altitude adjustment -- fewer stilettos, more flats. Ask what women want of a chick flick and one answer may be this -- a pleasant reunion with cherished friends. Ask wha... Full Review

Peter Howell
May 30, 2008
Peter Howell, Toronto Star

For those who'd like some substance in a movie pushing 2 1/2 hours, though, it's gratifying to report that this Sex is more than just a fan dance. Full Review

Stephanie Zacharek
May 30, 2008
Stephanie Zacharek,

The show was at its best when it offered, without a great deal of extraneous examination, these glimpses into the nature of friendships between women. The movie needs more of that. Full Review

Stephen Whitty
May 30, 2008
Stephen Whitty, Newark Star-Ledger

An absurd joke. Full Review

Elizabeth Weitzman
May 30, 2008
Elizabeth Weitzman, New York Daily News

They're all over 40 now, and writer/director Michael Patrick King deftly balances their hard-won wisdom with the wistful dreams they still share. At the same time, there's plenty of fun to be had. Full Review

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