Wednesday, June 04, 2008

All Things Said & Done

Last night like millions of other crazed fans, the girls and I went to see Sex in the City.

The theatre was packed with all kinds of women, the brooding woman, the executive woman, the teenage becoming a woman, the twenty something ‘they wrote an entire episode about me’ woman, the fashionista ‘I spend all my hard earned cash on over priced labels’ kinda woman.

It was a woman fete.

The excitement in the theatre was palatable, a little buzz hummed through the entire movie, and as they played the traditional opening tune, the woman let a deep moan of anticipation.

Take note men, a mere tune made these ladies moan.

And as the movie went on, there was the clutching of the breast and wistful tongue hanging moments at the beautiful dresses, the heart wrenching that began, then fizzled out in a opium like lull.

And then there was my reaction.

I found the movie choppy at best. It was reminiscent of the last episode that was more fairy tale than true to the actual series. Watchers of the series know that it is at its best good satirical humorous writing punctuated by scenes of female fantasy like promiscuity. Heady topics of masturbation, oral sex, abortions, threesomes, infertility and the love of your life marrying a younger more gorgeous version of you are met head on. The movie however puts a little silver screen on it all. The truth is veiled in a pretty ending. The gut wrenching moments are brief and unattended to. The focus remains the perfect rescue.

Maybe I’m just cynical, but I couldn’t help but wonder, where was the rough stuff in all that fluff?

10 comments:

GC said...

manhattan and LA went head to head
LA won

Grant Miller said...

I heard the car chase scenes were brilliant, though.

owen said...

you didn't say which one the women you were.

I wondered why they made that series into a movie (besides the money) theres nothing left, its all be done

Pepper said...

i have to wait till friday and the girls i wanted to go see it with went yesterday when i suggested it! sux that i had to work late...

Tha BossMack TopSoil said...

Nice post babygurl ;-0 I got tha Bootleg tho.

Mad Bull said...

Haven't seen it, probably won't. I was offered a free ticket and turned it down, after all, didn't watch the series, so why watch the movie?

Stunner said...

I don't see what the hype is about this movie, then again, I'm not a woman. But this is one I won't even watch on cable.

Christie said...

I have not seen it yet, but I remember feeling that way when I went to see Divine Secrets of the YaYa Sisterhood. Theater completely full of women eagerly awaiting an awesome book being brought to life on the big screen, and POW, crap came forward. I am still going to see the movie, but I am not going with high expectations.

Abeni said...

Well it was surely hyped but I will wait for the tv showing

Leon said...

Hmm. I knew you'd see it. Almost every American female has seen that movie.