Film: Sex And The City
Sunday, September 28, 2008 - 3:00pm
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
When: September 26th & 27th at 7:00 pm and 9:30 pm, September 28 @ 3:00 pm
Where: 5th Ave Cinema, 510 SW Hall St. @ PSU
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