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Sex and the City (2008)

  • Rate: 5.3/10 total 61,806 votes 
  • Genre: Comedy | Drama | Romance
  • Release Date: 30 May 2008 (USA)
  • Runtime: 145 min | 151 min (extended cut)
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Sex and the City (2008)

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  • IMDb page: Sex and the City (2008)
  • Rate: 5.3/10 total 61,806 votes 
  • Genre: Comedy | Drama | Romance
  • Release Date: 30 May 2008 (USA)
  • Runtime: 145 min | 151 min (extended cut)
  • Filming Location: Brooklyn, New York City, New York, USA
  • Budget: $65,000,000(estimated)
  • Gross: $415,252,786(Worldwide)
  • Director: Michael Patrick King
  • Stars: Sarah Jessica Parker, Kim Cattrall and Cynthia Nixon
  • Original Music By: Dean Landon  Aaron Zigman   
  • Soundtrack: The Trolley Song
  • Sound Mix: Dolby Digital
  • Plot Keyword: Marriage | Apartment | Wedding Dress | Friendship | Mexico

Writing Credits By:

  • Michael Patrick King (written by)
  • Candace Bushnell (book)
  • Darren Star (television series creator)

Known Trivia

  • Victoria Beckham was offered a cameo role but had to turn it down due to scheduling conflicts with Spice Girls tour rehearsals.
  • Filmed in Silvercup Studios in Queens – the same studio space as in the original HBO series Sex and the City.
  • The film originally was slated for production shortly after the end of the Sex and the City TV series in 2004. But production was halted when Kim Cattrall pulled out of the film after being unable to reach a salary agreement with HBO. An agreement was finally reached in 2007 which included a series deal for Cattrall.
  • Carrie’s famous desk is now a part of the Smithsonian permanent collection. Michael Patrick King, the director, wrote to the directors of the institution, pleading to have the desk back to recreate Carrie’s apartment.
  • H Stern loaned more than 300 pieces of jewelry to the film.
  • The time-line of the film spans a year.
  • Michael Patrick King admitted in an interview to filming major scenes outside that never actually take place in the film, and were never meant to, in order to throw the paparazzi off. Also due to the presence of the paparazzi and media, several exterior scenes had to be filmed indoors.
  • The movie was released ten years after Sex and the City first aired and four years after the series ended.
  • The tutu outfit that Carrie models for the girls is the same outfit she wears on the Sex and the City opening credits.
  • Shot in 69 days.

Goofs: Continuity: While dining at the restaurant in Mexico, Carrie opens her menu twice. Once before the waiter welcomes them and once again, right after he takes their drink order.

Plot: 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. Full summary »  »

Story: After moving in together in an impossibly beautiful New York apartment, Carrie Bradshaw and Mr. Big make a rather arbitrary decision to get married. The wedding itself proves to be anything but a hasty affair–the guest list quickly blooms from 75 to 200 guests, and Carrie's simple, label-less wedding gown gives way to an enormous creation that makes her look like a gigantic cream puff. An upcoming photo spread in Vogue puts the event–which will take place at the New York Public Library–squarely in the public eye. Meanwhile, Carrie's girlfriends–Samantha, the sexpot; Charlotte, the sweet naïf; and Miranda, the rigid perfectionist–could not be happier. At least, they couldn't be happier for Carrie. Charlotte still has the unrealized hope of getting pregnant. Samantha is finding a loving, committed relationship more grueling than she could have imagined. Miranda unwittingly…Written by J. Spurlin  

Synopsis

Synopsis: Carrie Bradshaw finally gets the commitment she has dreamed of from the non-committal Mr Big. They are getting married. Having been married before, he would prefer a small affair. But, Carrie soon gets carried away with dreams of a fashionista’s dream wedding, as she tries on wedding dresses from top designers. Mr Big gets cold feet after talking to Miranda, who is really projecting the problems she is facing in her own marriage. Things have dwindled for Steve and Miranda, leading him to sleep with someone else. They separate as a result.

When Mr Big deserts Carrie at the alter, the girls take off on what-would-have-been her honeymoon. The girls have a great time, but it takes Carrie a while before she is able to laugh again. Samantha calls Miranda out on letting herself go, suggesting that she is neglecting herself and her marriage. Charlotte is paranoid about drinking the water, but inadvertently drinks some in the shower. Unfortunately, this leads to an embarrassing case of diarrhea. Samantha has been finding it frustrating being so far away from an increasingly busy Smith, whose acting career has taken off. She spies on a handsome man.

On her return, Carrie decides to get her life in order by hiring an Assistant – who, it turns out, is also facing relationship troubles. However, things turnaround for this Assistant when her childhood sweetheart has a change of heart and proposes. So she leaves her employment with Carrie.

On Valentine’s day, Miranda confesses to Carrie that it was her fault that Mr Big got cold feet. Consequently, Carrie and Mr Big reconcile and have a small wedding at a registry office.

 

FullCast & Crew

Produced By:

  • Richard Brener known as executive producer
  • Kathryn Ann Busby known as executive producer (as Kathryn Busby)
  • Eric M. Cyphers known as co-producer (as Eric Cyphers)
  • Toby Emmerich known as executive producer
  • Jonathan Filley known as executive producer
  • Michael Patrick King known as producer
  • John P. Melfi known as producer (as John Melfi)
  • Sarah Jessica Parker known as producer
  • Tiffany Hayzlett Parker known as associate producer
  • Melinda Relyea known as associate producer
  • Darren Star known as producer

FullCast & Crew:

  • Sarah Jessica Parker known as Carrie Bradshaw
  • Kim Cattrall known as Samantha Jones
  • Kristin Davis known as Charlotte York
  • Cynthia Nixon known as Miranda Hobbes
  • Chris Noth known as Mr. Big
  • Candice Bergen known as Enid Frick
  • Jennifer Hudson known as Louise
  • David Eigenberg known as Steve Brady
  • Evan Handler known as Harry Goldenblatt
  • Jason Lewis known as Smith Jerrod
  • Mario Cantone known as Anthony Marentino
  • Lynn Cohen known as Magda
  • Willie Garson known as Stanford Blatch
  • Joanna Gleason known as Therapist
  • Joseph Pupo known as Brady Hobbes
  • Alexandra Fong known as Lily York Goldenblatt
  • Parker Fong known as Lily York Goldenblatt
  • Kerry Bishé known as Twenty-Something Girl Dreaming
  • Polina Frantsena known as Twenty-Something Girl #1
  • Kate Rockwell known as Twenty-Something Girl #2
  • Amy Flanagan known as Twenty-Something Girl #3
  • Celina Carvajal known as Twenty-Something Girl #4
  • Amanda Setton known as Girl Slapping Guy
  • Ching Valdes-Aran known as Real Estate Agent
  • Malcolm Gets known as Building Agent
  • Lorna Kelly known as Auctioneer
  • Daphne Rubin-Vega known as Baby Voiced Woman
  • Patrick DeMarchelier known as Vogue Fashion Photographer
  • André Leon Talley known as Vogue Executive
  • Plum Sykes known as Vogue Writer
  • Lawren Howell known as Vogue Fashion Editor
  • Gucci Westman known as Vogue Makeup Artist
  • Serge Normant known as Vogue Hairstylist
  • Mary Howard known as Vogue Set Dresser
  • Dave Bradford known as Flower Delivery Guy
  • Gilles Marini known as Dante
  • Monica Mayhem known as Dante's Girl #1
  • Gilbert Cruz known as Raoul
  • Damian Young known as Karl
  • Rick Aiello known as Angry Driver (as Ricky Aiello)
  • Rogelio T. Ramos known as Paulo (as Rogelio Ramos)
  • Rene L. Moreno known as Felix
  • Veanne Cox known as Halloween Woman #1
  • Nati Cano's Mariachi Los Camperos known as Mariachi Band
  • Ricardo Molina known as Resort Worker
  • Annaleigh Ashford known as Spoiled Label Queen
  • Bridget Everett known as Drunk Party Girl
  • Peter Y. Kim known as Business Guy (as Peter Kim)
  • Gidget Gormley known as Baby the Dog
  • Suzanne Cryer known as Dog Rescue Woman
  • Josh Henry known as Will
  • Henriette Mantel known as Activist #1
  • Nancy Shayne known as Activist #2
  • Kim Shaw known as Valentine's Night Waitress
  • Michelle M. Kim known as Dante's Girl #2 (as Michelle Minjung Kim)
  • Erica K. Evans known as Dante's Girl #3 (as Aricka Evans)
  • Roxi Devill known as Dante's Girl #4 (as Roxy De Ville)
  • Van Hughes known as Cater Waiter
  • Sara Gettelfinger known as Flight Attendant
  • Bridget Regan known as Hostess
  • Dreama Walker known as Upper East Side Waitress
  • Ruby E. Crawford known as Louise's Sister
  • Henry Strozier known as Judge
  • Lisa Kron known as Junior's Waitress
  • Scott Burn known as Gucci Salesman
  • Autumn Anderson known as Model (uncredited)
  • Fabio Anzolin known as Mexican Waiter (uncredited)
  • Cass Asher known as Business Guy (uncredited)
  • Joey Auzenne known as Waiter (uncredited)
  • Natascha Bessez known as Patron (uncredited)
  • Jazmine Bezerra known as Wedding Attendee (uncredited)
  • Nicole Blythe known as Girlfriend (uncredited)
  • Cornelia Brouder known as Woman Walking Towards Elevator (uncredited)
  • Sara DeRosa known as Socialite (uncredited)
  • Kim Donovan known as Woman on Bridge (uncredited)
  • Anna-Karin Eskilsson known as Charlotte's Girlfriend (uncredited)
  • Johnathan Hallgrey known as Fashion Show Patron (uncredited)
  • Julie Halston known as Bitsy von Muffling (uncredited)
  • Katherine Hoskins Mackey known as Charlotte's Friend (uncredited)
  • Patty Hughes known as Fashion Show Attendee (uncredited)
  • Caterina Jadresic known as Beautiful Girl in Salon (uncredited)
  • Philip E Jones known as Waiter with Angel Wings (uncredited)
  • Landon Kerric known as Waiter (uncredited)
  • Chris Kerson known as Valentine's Day Date (uncredited)
  • S. Lee Knorr known as Louise's Grandmother (uncredited)
  • RJ Konner known as Upscale Businessman (uncredited)
  • Maria Leto known as Fashionista (uncredited)
  • Lana May known as Party Guest (uncredited)
  • April McCullough known as Photographer (uncredited)
  • Rebecca Merle known as Christie's Auction House Employee (uncredited)
  • Chris Miskiewicz known as Party Guest (uncredited)
  • Christopher Moser known as Fashion Show Attendee (uncredited)
  • Adam S. Phillips known as Driver (uncredited)
  • Mark Pomirtchi known as Extra (uncredited)
  • Alexandra Tejeda Rieloff known as Bar patron (uncredited)
  • Ben Rindner known as Waiter (uncredited)
  • La Rivers known as Beautiful Twenty Something (uncredited)
  • Bethany Roinestad known as Party Guest (uncredited)
  • Kristen Schiano known as Fashion Show Attendee (uncredited)
  • Isaac Schinazi known as Businessman on Street (uncredited)
  • Sarah Schreiber known as Shopper (uncredited)
  • Stella Stark known as Russian Bride (uncredited)
  • Naomi Steinhagen known as Hostess (uncredited)
  • Carmella Stolyar known as Auction Bidder (uncredited)
  • Tom Stratford known as Elaine's Friend (uncredited)
  • Paul Thornton known as Restaurant Patron (uncredited)
  • Koji Wada known as Anaka (uncredited)
  • Lynn Witty known as Cocktail Waitress (uncredited)
  • Philipp Wolter known as Married Man (uncredited)

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Supporting Department

Makeup Department:
  • Anita Brabec known as makeup artist
  • Judy Chin known as makeup artist: Ms. Parker
  • Martial Corneville known as wigs: Ms. Parker
  • Terrence Davidson known as hair stylist: Ms. Hudson
  • Luis Guillermo Duque known as hair stylist: Ms. Cattrall
  • Marjorie Durand known as key makeup artist (as Margie Durand)
  • Kris Evans known as makeup department head: Los Angeles
  • Amy Farid known as hair stylist: select hair styles
  • Donna Marie Fischetto known as hair stylist: Ms. Nixon
  • Valerie Gladstone-Appel known as hair stylist
  • Thom Gonzales known as hair stylist
  • Persefone Karakosta known as key makeup artist
  • Michael Kriston known as hair stylist: Ms. Davis
  • Colleen LaBaff known as hair stylist
  • Mandy Lyons known as hair stylist: Ms. Parker
  • Suzy Mazzarese-Allison known as key hair stylist
  • Kyra Panchenko known as makeup artist: Ms. Cattrall
  • Kerrie R. Plant known as makeup artist: Ms. Nixon (as Kerrie R. Plant-Price)
  • Lorna Reid known as hair stylist
  • Anita Roganovic known as hair stylist
  • Rondi Scott known as makeup intern
  • Nuria Sitja known as makeup artist: Ms. Davis
  • Tara Smith known as hair department head: Los Angeles
  • Vincent Schicchi known as additional makeup (uncredited)

Art Department:

  • Shurouq Algusane known as art department intern
  • Brad Bachtell known as scenic shopperson
  • Maria L. Baker known as set designer: Los Angeles
  • Robert Barnett known as scenic
  • Stephen Barth known as scenic artist
  • John R. Boucher known as set dresser
  • Kyung W. Chang known as assistant art director
  • Jerry DeRogatis known as props
  • Dale DeStefani known as construction coordinator
  • Lauren DeTitta known as art department coordinator
  • Maus Drechsler known as assistant property master
  • James C. Feng known as assistant art director
  • Julia Garrison known as painter
  • Daniel Geary known as carpenter
  • Ryan Heck known as assistant art director
  • Arlo Hoffman known as greens
  • Heather Danielle Kane known as property master
  • Hila Katz known as set decoration assistant
  • Ellen Lampl known as graphic artist
  • Ellen Lampl known as graphic designer
  • Elizabeth Linn known as scenic artist chargeman
  • Robert S. McDonald known as construction foreperson
  • Michael Mikita Jr. known as paint supervisor
  • Laura Nemesi known as art department assistant
  • Carl Nunez known as greensman
  • Elaine O'Donnell known as assistant set decorator
  • Gay Perello known as property master: Los Angeles
  • Blythe R.D. Quinlan known as assistant art director
  • Kevin L. Raper known as additional graphic artist
  • Mark Rodriguez known as leadman: Los Angeles
  • Bret Ross known as set dresser
  • Keith Sale known as set dresser
  • Grant Sawyer known as assistant property master
  • Brian J. Simpson known as art production assistant: Los Angeles
  • Kelly Solomon known as set decoration coordinator
  • Rodney Sterbenz known as on-set dresser
  • Jenna Sylvester known as buyer
  • Ginny Walsh known as props
  • Dave Weinman known as leadman
  • Jason Weinman known as set dresser
  • Rachael Weinzimer known as assistant property master
  • Amy Wells known as set decorator: Los Angeles
  • Julie Witherington known as assistant property master: Los Angeles (as Julie Sexsmith)
  • Lauren Doner known as scenic foreman (uncredited)
  • Glenn Hoofman known as plasterer foreman (uncredited)
  • Paul Alexander Larkin known as set dresser (uncredited)

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Company

Production Companies:

  • New Line Cinema (presents)
  • Home Box Office (HBO) (in association with)
  • Darren Star Productions (as A Darren Star Production)

Other Companies:

  • Dimension Sound  sound editing
  • 424  re-recording facility (as 424. Inc.)
  • One Step Up  foley
  • Grant Wilfley Casting  extras casting
  • Trew Productions  fashion show casting
  • On Location Education  studio teacher
  • The Wilton Rivas Company  craft service (as Wilson Rivas Company)
  • Ann & Mario Catering  catering: Los Angeles Unit
  • Killer Craft Service  craft service: Los Angeles Unit
  • Newman Scoring Stage, Twentieth Century Fox Studios, The  score recorded at (as The Newman Scoring Stage, Twentieth Century Fox)
  • New Line Records  soundtrack
  • PIC Agency  main title prologue sequence designed by (as PIC)
  • Pacific Title  end title crawl
  • EFilm  digital intermediate
  • Technicolor  dailies processing (as Technicolor N.Y.)
  • Postworks New York  dailies transfer (as Postwroks NY)
  • Chapman/Leonard Studio Equipment  camera cranes
  • Chapman/Leonard Studio Equipment  camera dollies
  • Cinelease  lighting equipment (as Cinelease Inc.)
  • BeBee  night lights
  • Warwick Rigging  grip equipment (as Warwick Rigging Inc.)
  • Silvercup Studios  filmed at
  • Steiner Studios  additional filming
  • Entertainment Clearances  rights and clearances
  • American Airlines  thanks
  • Bill Blass  thanks
  • Calvin Klein  thanks
  • Carlos Falchi  thanks
  • Central Casting  extras casting
  • Chanel  thanks
  • Christian Dior  thanks
  • Christian Louboutin  thanks
  • Christopher Kane  thanks
  • Classic Images  footage
  • David Haddad  transportation equipment
  • Dawn Animal Agency  dogs provided by
  • Decca Records  soundtrack
  • Dennis Davidson & Associates Public Releations (DDA)  international publicity
  • Direct Tools & Fasteners  expendables
  • Dolby Laboratories  sound post-production
  • Dolce & Gabbana  thanks
  • Doris Zinkin  provided by: Additional jewelry
  • Duane Reade  thanks
  • Executive Assurance  security
  • Fendi  thanks
  • Film Art  artwork
  • Fred Leighton  provided by: Auction jewelry
  • Getty Images  footage
  • Giuseppe Zanotti  thanks
  • Gotfootage.com  additional footage
  • Gotham Sound  walkies provided by
  • Gucci  thanks
  • Haddad's  transportation equipment
  • Judith Leiber  thanks
  • Klass Entertainment  product placement
  • Louis Vuitton  thanks
  • Manolo Blahnik  thanks
  • Masha Archer  thanks
  • Mercedes Benz  thanks
  • Missoni  thanks
  • Movie Movers  star trailers
  • Movie Movers  transportation
  • Nancy Gonzalez  thanks
  • Narciso Rodoriguez  thanks
  • Oscar de la Renta  thanks
  • Paul Smith  thanks
  • Ralph Lauren  thanks
  • Sergio Rossi  thanks
  • Soundtrack  adr facility
  • Steve Madden  thanks
  • Stuart Weitzman Shoes  thanks
  • Thought Equity  footage (as Thought Equity Motion)
  • Valentino  thanks
  • Vivienne Westwood  thanks
  • Vogue Magazine  the filmmakers wish to extend thier personal thanks to the following for their contribution to the making of the movie
  • Walter Steiger  thanks
  • Yves Saint Laurent  thanks (as YSL)
  • Zac Posen  thanks
  • Zandi Films  marketing consultant

Distributors:

  • New Line Cinema (2008) (USA) (theatrical)
  • Warner Home Video (2008) (USA) (DVD)
  • Warner Home Video (2008) (USA) (DVD) (Blu-ray)
  • 01 Distribution (2008) (Italy) (theatrical)
  • Alliance Films (2008) (Canada) (theatrical)
  • Cinestar (2008) (Philippines) (theatrical)
  • Distribution Company (2008) (Argentina) (theatrical)
  • Emperor Motion Pictures (2008) (Hong Kong) (theatrical)
  • Entertainment Film Distributors (2008) (UK) (theatrical)
  • Fox-Warner (2008) (Switzerland) (theatrical)
  • GAGA (2008) (Japan) (theatrical)
  • Garsu Pasaulio Irasai (2008) (Lithuania) (theatrical)
  • Karo Premiere (2008) (Russia) (theatrical)
  • Long Shong Entertainment Multimedia Company (2008) (Taiwan) (theatrical)
  • Metropolitan Filmexport (2008) (France) (theatrical)
  • Nu Metro Theatres (2008) (South Africa) (theatrical)
  • Paradiso Entertainment (2008) (Netherlands) (theatrical)
  • Taewon Entertainment (2008) (South Korea) (theatrical)
  • TriPictures (2008) (Spain) (theatrical)
  • United International Pictures (UIP) (2008) (Turkey) (theatrical)
  • Village Films (2008) (Greece) (theatrical)
  • Warner Bros. (2008) (Germany) (theatrical)
  • Warner Bros. (2008) (Singapore) (theatrical)
  • FS Film Oy (2008) (Finland) (all media)
  • Lark Films Distribution (2008) (Hong Kong) (all media)
  • National Broadcasting Company (NBC) (2011) (USA) (TV)
  • Paradiso Home Entertainment (2008) (Netherlands) (DVD)
  • Paradiso Home Entertainment (2008) (Netherlands) (DVD) (Blu-ray)
  • Vijftv (2010) (Belgium) (TV)
  • Warner Home Video (2008) (Switzerland) (DVD)
  • Warner Home Video (2008) (Germany) (DVD)

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Other Stuff

Special Effects:

  • Big Film Design (visual effects) (as Big Film Design Corp.)
  • 7th Art, The (3D modeling)
  • Pacific Title and Art Studio (additional visual effects)

Visual Effects by:

  • William L. Arance known as digital effects artist
  • Ulysses Argetta known as digital compositor
  • Randall Balsmeyer known as visual effects supervisor
  • Ella Boliver known as digital compositor
  • Brent M. Bowen known as digital compositor
  • Leslie Chung known as rotoscope artist
  • Patrick Clancey known as digital opticals
  • J. John Corbett known as digital compositor
  • Crystal Dowd known as executive visual effects producer: Pacific Title and Art Studio
  • Harry Eisenstein known as digital compositor
  • Christian Ericsson known as 3D modeler
  • Steven Fahey known as visual effects
  • Gaspard Giroud known as 3D modeler
  • Alicia Johnson known as visual effects coordinator
  • Pertti Kainulainen known as match mover
  • Ali Kocar known as digital compositor (as Alison Kocar)
  • David Marte known as rotoscope artist
  • Mimi Medel known as visual effects executive
  • Alejandro Monzon known as rotoscope artist
  • Nicholas Onstad known as roto artist
  • Mitch Paulson known as digital colorist assist
  • Bethany Pederson Onstad known as rotoscope artist (as Bethany Pederson)
  • David Piombino known as digital compositor
  • Elmar Pohl known as rotoscope artist
  • Lauren Ritchie known as executive in charge of visual effects
  • Lesley Robson-Foster known as visual effects supervisor
  • Steven J. Scott known as supervising digital colorist: EFILM
  • Daniel Southgate known as 3D modeler
  • Adrienne Winterhalter known as visual effects producer
  • Thomas Mathai known as data manager (uncredited)

Release Date:

  • UK 12 May 2008 (London) (premiere)
  • USA 27 May 2008 (New York City, New York) (premiere)
  • France 28 May 2008
  • Philippines 28 May 2008
  • Switzerland 28 May 2008 (French speaking region)
  • UK 28 May 2008
  • Austria 29 May 2008
  • Canada 29 May 2008
  • Germany 29 May 2008
  • Israel 29 May 2008
  • Puerto Rico 29 May 2008
  • Singapore 29 May 2008
  • South Korea 29 May 2008
  • Switzerland 29 May 2008 (German speaking region)
  • Iceland 30 May 2008
  • Ireland 30 May 2008
  • Italy 30 May 2008
  • South Africa 30 May 2008
  • Switzerland 30 May 2008 (Italian speaking region)
  • Turkey 30 May 2008
  • USA 30 May 2008
  • Egypt June 2008
  • Belgium 4 June 2008
  • Australia 5 June 2008
  • Croatia 5 June 2008
  • Greece 5 June 2008
  • Hong Kong 5 June 2008
  • Hungary 5 June 2008
  • Portugal 5 June 2008
  • Slovenia 5 June 2008
  • Thailand 5 June 2008
  • Brazil 6 June 2008
  • Bulgaria 6 June 2008
  • Colombia 6 June 2008
  • Denmark 6 June 2008
  • Estonia 6 June 2008
  • Finland 6 June 2008
  • India 6 June 2008
  • Latvia 6 June 2008
  • Lithuania 6 June 2008
  • Mexico 6 June 2008
  • Norway 6 June 2008
  • Panama 6 June 2008
  • Romania 6 June 2008
  • Argentina 12 June 2008
  • Netherlands 12 June 2008
  • Russia 19 June 2008
  • Indonesia 20 June 2008
  • Poland 20 June 2008
  • Spain 20 June 2008
  • Taiwan 20 June 2008
  • Sweden 21 June 2008
  • Chile 26 June 2008
  • Venezuela 25 July 2008
  • Peru 31 July 2008
  • Japan 16 August 2008 (limited)
  • Japan 23 August 2008

MPAA: Rated R for strong sexual content, graphic nudity and language

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Filmography links and data courtesy of The Internet Movie Database


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10 Comments

  1. ameli-1 from United States
    30 Mar 2012, 6:13 pm

    I am a big fan of the show. I am one of those people who have seenevery episode at least 4 times, and some of them around 10 times. Evenso, I still watch the reruns, and I was really looking forward to themovie.

    So, it is really upsetting that I have to give it such a bad review. Iwent to see it with the best of intentions. I really wanted to love it.Unfortunately the movie has nothing to do with the wittiness andcharacter of the series. Even putting aside the wooden and/orexaggerated acting, you fail to recognize the characters who wheretransformed into caricatures, pathetic versions of themselves.

    There were very very few lines that gave a glimpse of the old cleverdialog, and they all got lost in a mass of cheesy lines about love andfriendship that you even rarely anymore encounter in the corniest ofHollywood's chick flicks, and toiler humor that you only expect frommovies like Harold and Kumar. OK, maybe the comparison to Harold andKumar is a little unfair, but really I had never expected Sex and theCity to rely on fart jokes for comic relief.

    People comment that those who rate this movie badly are either men, orjust not fans of the show. From my perspective the fans of the showshould be the ones most disappointed by the travesty that was thisfilm.

    We grew to love the show because of its honesty towards sexual issues,its shocking but clever dialog, and its characters who, however unrealwith their designer obsessions, uncontrollable spending and lack ofreal jobs, remained true to their personas regarding sex,relationships, commitment, independence.

    The show was about sex. The movie is about love, and treats the subjectfrom the weakest, corniest and most disappointing standpoint.

    This movie is a fake Fendi. Dropping 15 designer names in one sentence,showing bulging men's underpants and orgasming at the sight of hugeclosets, Sex and the City does not make.

    As for me, I will keep watching the reruns and pretend this movie neverhappened.

  2. zafulotus from United States
    30 Mar 2012, 6:13 pm

    It was so awful it defies description. If you are really a "truefan"… you will leave quite bitter and feeling used. The movieliterally contains plot lines that revolve around poop and fat jokes.Literally. Poop jokes and fat jokes. Oh, and a petulant 40 year old whoresponds to being disappointed by/in her partner by cutting him out ofher life for a year and looking to her friends to be her mommies.Mature.

    SATC was on my last year in high school through my college years andinto my mid-20s. Needless to say, the show meant a lot to me in thoseformative years. I've since grown up to be a feminist and professionaland look back fondly on the revolutionary nature of the series. Even inits moments of fluff and vanity, there were redeeming aspects to theself-reflection and (sometimes reluctant) self-reliance of these women.No, it's not perfect… but it was challenging and eye-opening in itsmilieu. To then go see this movie is an insult. Much like as I did inmy late teens and early-to-mid 20's, I expected a mature movie thatexamined the lives of these 40-somethings in a way that would offersome insight (and wit) into what I might come to expect in the years tocome as I get older, live with my partner, maybe get married, maybehave babies, maybe adopt, maybe leave a partner, maybe face infidelity,etc… something that honored the promise that it was a smart moviethat gave these mature women something to sink their acting chopsinto…

    Instead I got a wedding farce; a humping dog; stock black, Jewish andgay characters that literally made me feel ill; 4 women who don't knowthemselves any better than they did 4 years ago, 10 years ago; and, ohyeah, POOP JOKES AND FAT JOKES.

    SATC the TV series WAS a cultural icon, a touchstone, a movement.

    SATC the movie promotes itself as a vehicle for creating anothersocio-cultural rupture. Instead its witless.

  3. donnapaz from Texas, USA
    30 Mar 2012, 6:13 pm

    Like many of the others, I am a huge fan of the series (I own all theDVDs and have watched each episode multiple times).

    The translation to big screen just.doesn't.work.

    There was so much melodrama and fake crises! The male characters werelike shadows of themselves. Big was like an avuncular sugar-daddy atthe beginning and devolved into a limp-wristed dweeb by the time hethwarted Carrie.

    And Carrie was a shrill, melodramatic idiot who ultimately gets whatshe deserves. What intelligent, independent woman in her right mindwould go back to the jackass who screwed you over multiple times? Whycan't she just be independent? That always bothered me about the seriesfinale.

    Miranda seems melodramatic and overreacts to Steve's indiscretion –which comes out of nowhere and feels like a poorly timed plot device.

    Smith, who is starting to weather like Clint Eastwood, came off asway-too-casual when Samantha gave him her decision. He acted like suchan airhead surfer-dude, which was never apparent in the series.

    Stanford and Anthony were like caricatures of themselves. Oh, we have awedding, let's work in the flaming wedding planner! And didn't he andStanford dislike each other? Why were they palling around like bestgirlfriends?

    I thought it was curious that Carrie's friends all showed up to helpher pack her apartment, but they were nowhere to be found when theunpacking was being done. What kind of friends are those?

    The only redeeming acting came from Kim Catrall and Kristen Davis. Theyare totally comic pros and I enjoyed their schtick, even if it wassilly. They at least pulled it off. As for Parker and Nixon, they actedlike a couple of shrill witches when scorned. Ugh.

  4. matt75-1 from Los Angeles, United States
    30 Mar 2012, 6:13 pm

    This movie was such a disappointment: so disrespectful to the series,the characters' original complexity, and women's complexity!

    I was particularly let down by the script. First of all, the jokes werenot funny. From the 'Saint Louise from St Louis' to Charlotte's Mexicanincident, everything was so unlike Michael P King's style. Then theplot: predictable (Samantha's ring/ Smith being the guy getting it toher; the password of Carrie's email folder being 'love' like on the keychain…) but most of all characters were out of their 'tv series'parts. Especially Carrie: hitting Big with the wedding bouquet andscreaming at him in the middle of 5th ave, really?!? Planning ahoneymoon in Mexico, really (btw, the guy greets them with 'welcome toMexico', that's …'broad' and silly…)?!? Telling Miranda 'you ruined mywedding', really? That dinner scene seemed like out of an episode ofThe Hills….

    I personally also found Jennifer Hudson terrible: she already won the2008 Razzie to me (altough I should check if Sharon Stone is coming outwith a new movie…).

    In general, if you think of what you saw in this movie without theaffection you have for these characters, you must admit this is aterribly corny romantic comedy.

    Think of how wonderfully touching and poignant some episodes were. Likethe one when Miranda finally took the courage to tell her feelings toSteve… It was titled 'One', and it was indeed a fully satisfying,beautiful episode.

    This movie is just a 1/10…

  5. lostatredrock from Boston, United States
    30 Mar 2012, 6:13 pm

    I took my girlfriend to see this movie last night at the 12:01 showing.She is a huge fan of the show, has every season on DVD, and has seenall the episodes multiple times. I have watched 30-40 episodes I wouldguess and I would not say that I love the show, but I do find itentertaining and never dreaded my girlfriend pulling out the DVDs topop them in. So going into it I was there 75% for her and 25% because Igenuinely thought it would be an entertaining movie even though itwould never make it into my top anything.

    So with the set-up in place, the movie itself was very disappointingfor both my-self and my girlfriend.

    First looking at the movie in comparison to the show itself, the moviesimply felt flat by comparison. The show is full of frank and snappydiscussion which manages to come across as both very real and hilariousat the same time. Really the show was built on the interactions ofthose four girls and those interactions simply fell flat in the moviein a way I never saw them fall flat in the show. Like I said I am onlya casual fan of the show and this was apparent to me, it was even moreapparent to my girlfriend who is an extreme fan of the show who alsofound it lacking.

    Second looking at the movie as a movie independent of the show, this iswhere the movie really fails. Rather than feeling like a movie whichtypically has a cohesive plot which spans the breadth of the film withsmaller sub-plots which spring up along the way, the movie felt like aseries of a TV show in which there is an overarching story arc, but theaction is based around the individual episode plots. The latter worksin a TV show because episodes by their nature are disjointed, you needto be able to make the individual episode plots stand well on their ownor the show will fail. In a movie the result of the latter is verydisjointed storyline and plot.

    Third the "secrecy" surrounding this movie really led to bigdisappointments for both of us. Given all "secrecy" one would haveassumed that a cursory knowledge of the show and a simple watching ofthe trailer would not be enough to grasp the entire plot of the movie.Unfortunately such an assumption would be wrong. There were a number ofplot twists which would have been great were they actually twists,sadly the producers decided that releasing ALL of them in the trailerwould make for a better movie, it didn't. The only rational I can seefor stupidly releasing such information while you build levels ofpretend security is to drive up ticket sales with the reasonablethought: "if this is what they are showing us in the trailer who knowswhat will be in the movie!" Fourth, did the producers decide thatstrong powerful women would be a threat to the movie going public orsomething? With the possible exception of Charlotte (although sheshowed it at times too) these women are all strong, powerful andindependent. In the movie Carrie spends the majority of her time firstplanning her wedding like a giddy school girl and then mopping aroundfor the rest of the movie. Who is this woman because she is not CarrieBradshaw. Samantha has gone from a strong sexual figure who may havefinally found love to someone so whiny and needy you don't recognizeher at all. Miranda remains a strong figure but rather than it beingportrayed in a good way, it comes across more as her just being abitch.

    Fifth some random complaints… This movie felt way too much like an adat way too many points. I know that fashion and all that is supposed tobe a part of the story of these women, but was there any need of a 5minute Mercedes-Bens ad aka "Fashion Week" right smack in the middle ofthe movie? What the hell happened to Stamford? The banter between heand Carrie is one of my favorite parts of the show I don't know that hesaid more than two words to her the entire movie.

    Why was Charlotte even in the movie? It felt like they made it most ofthe way through filming and then realized they had forgotten all abouther so they threw her in got her pregnant and hoped no one would noticeshe really didn't have much of a part since a pregnancy is so big forher. It might have worked to only as I said above as something thatmight have constituted a surprise to the movie going public is had tobe disclosed in the trailer.

    On the subject of characters who really served no purpose why wasJennifer Hudson in this movie? She was amazing in Dreamgirls so I don'tblame her for the one dimensional token character, but somebodydeserves some blame. I can only guess that she was there in response tocriticism of the series as being too white, but is the best response tosuch criticism really inserting a character who is so obviously a tokenit's painful? Again on the subject of pointless and forgettablecharacters, I know this movie should be primarily about the femaleleads, but that does not mean that all the male characters should be soflat that cardboard cutouts would perform just as well in their place.

  6. Wendell Ricketts from Florida, USA
    30 Mar 2012, 6:13 pm

    Cute enough for an evening's mindless entertainment, but exactly thatand not a penny more. Put aside any thought you might have about notcaring a great deal about what happens to a group of rich, superficialwhite women who (you are told) are actually very smart and talented butwho (you are shown) are silly twits (not to use a different vowel)whose exclusive joy in life comes from sex and shopping, and not inthat order. I know, I know; we're supposed to believe this is all aboutlove (and the search for same), but it isn't; love is secondary. We'resupposed to believe it's about solidarity among a group of womenfriends and it is, but that's more-or-less an accident. It's reallyabout consuming – clothes, purses, shoes – and other human beings. Theintroduction of Jennifer Hudson (who tries really hard not to beappalled by the level of minstrel-show tokenism her presencerepresents) as Carrie's personal assistant is so painful and so blatantan attempt to give a tiny bit of color to the TV series' snow-blindingwhiteness that you can't help but be embarrassed for absolutelyeveryone. Here's another film in which women are stand-ins for what isessentially a gay-male fantasy about women (an art form that GeorgeCukor pioneered in 1939 with _The Women_) Take your brain out and storeit in Tupperware for the evening; _Sex and the City_ will make yousmile, but not laugh out loud. If you spend a minute thinking about it,though, all it's going to do is make you mad.

  7. Aluisio_Is_All_Right from Winooski, Vermont, USA
    30 Mar 2012, 6:13 pm

    …or at least try to be original?

    Saying that "Sex and the City: The Movie" is just for the fans isunnecessary (like it was made for another audience, right?). Who elseexcept die hard fans of the show will be crazy for this movie?

    Is it predictable? Yes. Is it just a longer episode of the TV show?Yes. Is it funny? Depends. If you like the show, you'll laugh; if youdon't, you won't. Simple as that.

    It doesn't try or pretend to be art-house material or an Oscarcontender (except for the costume design, of course), but it'sdefinitely good entertainment and a pleasant couple of hours withbuttery popcorn and a Red Bull. 7/10.

  8. Darkweasel from Stratford-on-Avon, UK
    30 Mar 2012, 6:13 pm

    My wife watched the TV series. In other words that means I had to watchthe TV series. I didn't hate it. A lot of episodes were good, some werebad, the rest were just average.

    This film was an insult to any fan of the show and I'm surprised somany "real fans" were suckered in by it. What happened to thecharacters? Well, for the most part the couples were needlessly pulledapart merely as a plot device to put them back together again later onin another glaringly obvious saccharine reunion scene. The only storywhich actually seemed natural was Samantha's, and Charlotte's babystory was a slap in the face to the TV series.

    Also, what was with the clothes? Did the makers intentionally try tomake the stars of the show look as ridiculous and old as possible. I'msorry, but Sarah Jessica Parker has the arms of a 60 year old and theyshould not be highlighted in any way. The ginger one's (2nd?) haircutdid her no favours whatsoever unless she actually wanted to lookseventy years old.

    In short, I may only be a bloke so most/all women on here willimmediately shrug their shoulders and say I don't know what I'm talkingabout. However, I do know enough to realise when a show's creator ismanipulating and cheating the very audience who helped make himsuccessful.

  9. Manda-13 (mandak6077@aol.com) from New Jersey
    30 Mar 2012, 6:13 pm

    Let me preface this by saying that I am a straight female who has beena fan of the SATC series since its second season. I have every episodeon DVD and have honestly seen every episode at least 5 times, includingthe commentaries by Michael Patrick King. That said, I could not bemore disappointed in the film. To say that this movie was for fans ofthe series is insulting in my opinion because where the series hadheart, depth and some intelligence, the movie had labels, poop jokesand lame choices by the characters.

    First of all, yes, Carrie Bradshaw is the main character, but could theother 3 women have been treating any more cavalierly? The "plot lines",if you can call them that, for the other characters seemed to be throwninto the mix just to give them something to do while Carrie ran aroundtown, changing outfits and hair colors to the delighted shrieks of 15year old fans. I can only imagine that was the audience the film wantedto capture because expecting grown women to follow this crap isinsanity.

    Secondly, the ending of the film made me completely lose respect forCarrie. I cannot imagine an emotionally healthy 41 year old womanmaking the same choice she made. I think she needs intensive therapybecause she is obviously a masochist who values the ability to purchasebrand name couture more than her own happiness. And if the ability tobuy couture is what makes her really happy, well, then, the 15 year oldtarget audience should be thrilled.

    That said, I probably will see the sequel. I'm hoping they bring inmore writers from the series to add some of the emotional oomph thatthis movie painfully lacked. *sigh* I just can't seem to quit SATC.

  10. bob the moo from Birmingham, UK
    30 Mar 2012, 6:13 pm

    Since any opinion on this movie has to be tempered by sex and viewinghistory let me just make it clear up front that I am a man and, while Idon't dislike the series, I didn't ever get into it beyond watching(and enjoying) the odd episode that someone else was watching in thesame room as I was sitting. Please feel free to dismiss/accept myopinions accordingly in light of this information. My first properreaction to the Sex & the City movie was to baulk at the running time,which struck me as pretty excessive for what it was. I was right onthis as the film is longer than it probably deserves to be but at thesame time it never dragged as badly as I expected. The characters areolder now and, after the series ended, all partnered up to a certaindegree and "happy" in their relationships. Carrie and Big have settledinto a new flat and this has made Carrie think about commitment andlegal connections – a path that leads to them deciding to get married.While Big gets nervous, Carrie goes planning crazy, Miranda sows theseeds of problems in her own marriage, Charlotte plays happy familiesand Samantha has it all except one thing.

    This plot setup creates the focus of the film – less on thefree-wheeling sex and modern relationships of the series and more onthe pitfalls of a mature relationship. This offered more substance tocarry the film from my point of view but unfortunately this was not tobe the case here. For too much of the film the material is superficialand sentimental with "love" not ever being all that real and insteadsmacking of easy steps in the writing that focused on events ratherthan the characters. Fans may say that the show was never about greatdepths and, in my limited experience, I agree – it was witty, light andbubbly. The problem is that, the occasional moment aside, the film justisn't that way – understandably perhaps given the narrative demands ofthe platform and the running time. Problem is, without the wittyswiftness of the series, something else is required and this is why thesubstance was important – and why the film is damaged by the lack ofdepth on this occasion.

    This doesn't make a bad film but it does severely limit it to being"average" in the main content. What doesn't help at this time ofrecession (and the film was released during this period) is just howendlessly capitalist the whole thing. The audience needs to care forthese characters and that is a little difficult when money is no objectfor them, retail therapy solves everything and so much dialogue isabout expensive items. To top all that, given how easy it is to getproduct placement into a film about shopping why on earth did we haveto have such clumsy and obvious product placement (the iPhone being theworst example). The cast do their usual shtick and all look good andplay comfortably with their characters. Some reviews have criticisedthe four actresses but the material is to blame rather than them. Themale cast are mainly just narrative devices and, with the exception ofEigenberg and possibly Noth.

    The Sex and the City film is an average film with lots of problems.Generally this opinion is dismissed if it comes from a male non-fan butI cannot imagine that fans of the series are totally happy with thiseither. It doesn't manage to capture the spirit of the series but nordoes it manage to replace it with anything else of note in regardsdepth or substance. It is glossy and professional enough to distractbut if the plan was to continue the series through the occasional filmthen this is a pretty poor way to start off.

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