New York City
is back, and so are the ladies: Sarah Jessica Parker is funny, touching and
vital as Carrie Bradshaw, the sex-columnist-turned-author who is planning a
wedding to the elusive Mr. Big (Chris Noth). Her meltdown scene is risky, raw
and riveting. Kim Cattrall purrs profanely as Samantha Jones, the near-nympho
publicist, now living in L.A. and playing loyal
cougar to her TV-star client (Jason Lewis) despite the Malibu stud (Gilles Marini) next door.
Cynthia Nixon digs deep as Miranda Hobbes, the lawyer who loves her child's
father but can't forgive him for a one-night stand. And Kristin Davis is
sweetness under siege as Charlotte York, well matched with Harry (Evan Handler)
but desperate to carry a child. Writer-director Michael Patrick King, the
creative force behind the show's later seasons, can't disguise the fact that
the movie is basically five TV episodes strung together (only three hit the
mark). But his script is more honest about aging than anything in Indy 4
As Carrie's new assistant, Dreamgirls
Oscar winner Jennifer Hudson adds
a twenty-something perspective for female characters who are now in their 40s.
And the contrast hits home. Beyond the shoes, the cosmopolitans and the
disloyal men, Sex and the City
has always been about the bond among
women. At its best, the movie shows why that bond sticks.
What: Sex And The City (2008
Michael Patrick King)
Format: 35mm Film
Runtime: 148 mins
26th & 27th at 7:00 pm and 9:30 pm, September 28 @ 3:00 pm
Where: 5th Ave
Cinema, 510 SW Hall St.
Admission: Free for PSU Students, Faculty and Staff
with ID; $2 for Other Students, Seniors and Children; $3 General Admission
For more information:
PSU Film Committee