Strap on your Manolos, girlfriend. Grab that Gucci and order another Cosmo, our fabulous friends are back and they're better than ever. "Sex and the City: The Movie" is going to be big -- really big.
Once the familiar theme song of "Sex and the City" began with a catchy new twist played across the silver screen during a private press screening in midtown Manhattan, I couldn't help but wonder: is this movie going to rock? Will it live up to the hype or will it fall flat?
Will it be refreshingly nostalgic in a Hell's Kitchen flea market-retro kind of way or will it be Meatpacking District wannabe trendy cool?
From the very start this movie is irresistible just like the show. Let's start with the characters, shall we? They're like our friends. We're part of them and, in turn,
they're part of us. (Are you a Carrie? Me, too. Although, I also morph into workaholic Miranda!)
"Sex and the City: the Movie" has its stories begin in real time as in 2008, not 2004. Just as the audience's personal journeys have evolved since the show went off the air four years ago, so too have the characters.
Even little things like seeing Carrie's pink cell phone or getting a glimpse of her pal Stanford Blatch are refreshing. The 411: Carrie lives with Big (aka. John), Miranda, Steve and her son live in Brooklyn, Charlotte and Harry have adopted a girl from China, and Samantha, well…she went California and jets to and from the sunny state back to New York.
And a new character is introduced to connect with younger viewers – Oscar-winner Jennifer Hudson portrays Carrie's assistant.
More importantly, what's their happily ever after?
How do they define it or are they letting society define it for them?
As for her solution?
She created a shoe registry for herself at Manolo Blahnik.
Filmmaker Michael Patrick King exhibits his best work to date as society pulls a strong tide in the film as well. Storylines intertwine with society's pressures and life's ups and
downs. You'll find your tears evolving into laughter, then streaming back into tears on the emotional roller coaster that is this film.
With over 300 costumes this flick is eye candy for the fashionista's soul, not to mention the stilettos.
Superb lighting and a fresh musical score add elements to the cinema experience. Let us talk about décor!
It's real. It's relevant. It's entertaining. And like everything fantastic in life, it will leave you wanting more.