So this weekend I did what millions of other women across the country did...went to see the Sex in the City movie. K. organized the get together and was even kind enough to sneak cosmos (and cups) into the theater. I snuck in Sour Patch Kids which should pretty much tell you where my priorities are.
Anyway...since a lot of you probably haven't seen it yet and you're planning to it, I won't discuss any actual plot lines. But I will say the movie has been panned by most critics and they are all completely wrong. No, this is not high art but it's not pretending to be. It's good solid fun for people who were fans of the tv show. And while there are a few issues I had with the movie...mostly due to some "tying things up with a bow" type writing that drives me nuts...all in all, a good time was had by all.
Why is everyone hating Sarah Jessica Parker? There seems to be a lot of SJP bashing going on right now, including a website I found that does side-by-side comparisons to a horse. Did everyone forget how relevant this show was at one point? How she was the only real New Yorky (okay, somewhat real) heroine around? No, we do not all walk around in Manolo's and date millionaires. But how many New York women could relate sharing their woes with girlfriends over cocktails? Sometimes at the very same bars that Carrie did. How many times have you gotten together with your friends and discussed whether you were more of a Carrie, a Samantha, a Charlotte or a Miranda? Come on....admit it. And by the way...we all THINK we're Carries. When in truth, we're all probably a bit more like Miranda. Sorry. But you know it's true.
Ignore the haters. If you love the show, you'll love the movie. It's like going to visit some old friends. Old friends who dress way the hell better than you.