Sex and the City

2008

Sex and the City

Critics Consensus

Sex and the City loses steam in the transition to the big screen, but will still thrill fans of the show.

50%

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Total Count: 179

77%

Audience Score

User Ratings: 463,846
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The hit cable series Sex and the City catwalks its way onto the big screen in this feature-film continuation that fans all over have been clamoring for. Sarah Jessica Parker returns once again as Carrie Bradshaw, the style-maven journalist whose romantic exploits were the key focus of the show. Also reprising their roles are Kim Cattrall, Kristin Davis, and Cynthia Nixon, with the series' executive producer Michael Patrick King taking on writing and directing duties. Several years have passed since viewers last saw Carrie and company, though she's still involved with Mr. Big (Chris Noth) and completely consumed by her obsession for name-brand accessories. Meanwhile, Miranda is adjusting to married life and motherhood, Charlotte is still clinging to her dreams, and Samantha and handsome, steely eyed TV star Smith Jerrod (Jason Lewis) are now living together out in L.A. Of course, when the girls all come together, it's just like old times. Dreamgirls' Jennifer Hudson co-stars as Carrie's assistant. ~ Jason Buchanan, Rovi

Cast

Sarah Jessica Parker
as Carrie Bradshaw
Kim Cattrall
as Samantha Jones
Cynthia Nixon
as Miranda Hobbes
Kristin Davis
as Charlotte York-Goldenblatt
Chris Noth
as Mr. Big/John James Preston
David Eigenberg
as Steve Brady
Candice Bergen
as Enid Frick
Evan Handler
as Harry Goldenblatt
Jason Lewis
as Jerry 'Smith' Jerrod
Mario Cantone
as Anthony Marentino
Willie Garson
as Standford Blatch
Joanna Gleason
as Therapist
Joseph Pupo
as Brady Hobbes
Malcolm Gets
as Building Agent
Daphne Rubin-Vega
as Baby Voiced Woman
Alexandra Fong
as Lily York-Goldenblatt
Parker Fong
as Lily York-Goldenblatt
Polina Frantsena
as Twenty-Something Girl No.1
Kate Rockwell
as Twenty-Something Girl No.2
Amy Flanagan
as Twenty-Something Girl No.3
Celina Carvajal
as Twenty-Something Girl No.4
Amanda Setton
as Slapping Girl
Ching Vandes-Aran
as Real Estate Agent
Lorna Kelly
as Auctioneer
Patrick Demarchelier
as Vogue Fashion Photographer
Andre Leon Talley
as Vogue Executive
Plum Sykes
as Vogue Writer
Lawren Howell
as Vogue Fashion Editor
Gucci Westman
as Vogue Makeup Artist
Serge Normant
as Vogue Hairstylist
Mary Howard
as Vogue Set Dresser
Dave Bradford
as Flower Delivery Guy
Monica Mayhem
as Dante's Girl No.1
Ricky Aiello
as Angry Driver
Ricardo Molina
as Resort Worker
Annaleigh Ashford
as Spoiled Label Queen
Bridget Everett
as Drunk Party Girl
Peter Y. Kim
as Business Guy
Suzanne Cryer
as Dog Rescue Woman
Henriette Mantel
as Activist No.1
Nancy Shayne
as Activist No.2
Kim Shaw
as Valentine's Night Waitress
Aricka Evans
as Dante's Girl No.2
Michelle Minjung Kim
as Dante's Girl No.3
Roxy Deville
as Dante's Girl No.5
Van Hughes
as Cater Waiter
Sara Gettelfinger
as Flight Attendant
Dreama Walker
as Upper East Side Waitress
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Critic Reviews for Sex and the City

All Critics (179) | Top Critics (48) | Fresh (89) | Rotten (90)

  • ...'Yes,' she said. 'It's Star Trek for women.'...

    Feb 2, 2009 | Full Review…

    Mark Bourne

    Film.com
    Top Critic
  • It's nice to see these women again, because they are all rich and complex characters, but it's basically a sentimental exercise, designed for maximum cash flow before the idea is retired.

    Jun 8, 2008 | Full Review…
  • I had to wonder what happened to the qualities that made the show famous: the outrageous dialogue, the sense of female camaraderie, the embrace of casual sex as a guiltless pleasure.

    Jun 7, 2008 | Rating: 1.5/5 | Full Review…
  • This celebration with Carrie & Co. — very much television writ large — seems precisely the Sex and the City reunion the show's fans had hoped for.

    Jun 2, 2008 | Rating: 5.5/10 | Full Review…

    Bob Mondello

    NPR.org
    Top Critic
  • I walked into the theatre hoping for a nice evening and came out as a hard-line Marxist, my head a whirl of closets, delusions, and blunt-clawed cattiness. All the film lacks is a subtitle: The Lying, the Bitch, and the Wardrobe.

    Jun 2, 2008 | Full Review…
  • Why get the band back together if you're not going to add some new songs to the greatest hits?

    Jun 2, 2008

Audience Reviews for Sex and the City

  • Feb 28, 2013
    This movie is a continuation of the popular TV series of the same name. Carrie Bradshaw (Sarah Jessica Parker) is a writer living in New York. She is moving into a new apartment and becomes engaged to be married. Things start to go wrong for her when one of her closest friends lets out a few choice words to Carrie's fiancé. Although she lets out these remarks in frustration to her own relationship things begin to ripple. Sex and the City has been a huge success, women of all ages had been glued to their TV sets for 10 years before the movie finally arrived. For me (a man who hasn't watched one episode) the movie feels less like a movie, and more like what I would image one long episode of the series to be. When the movie finished, I felt like (to borrow one of Simon's favourite phrases) nothing happened. On reflection I guess quite a lot had happened; various hurdles and speed bumps in at least 5 relationships. The girls went to therapy, organised a wedding, fell pregnant and even crossed international borders. But for me I guess all the events that occurred seemed to be mentioned in passing and a little in the background. What was occupying the foreground was Vivian Westwood, Louis Vuitton, Chanel, Dior, Prada and so on and so on. You could argue that this is the essence of the mood and what Sex and the City is all about. But for me I'm following a story, presented in words and images, and expect that to stand out further than the wardrobe. Talking of Wardrobes, what the hell happened in the new apartment? When they came to view the apartment it was a broom closet. Carrie is unhappy and Big says he will fix it for her. Fix it for her? What did he do, buy the apartment next door too? The space created is amazing! He must be skilled in magic and illusion as well as carpentry. What a man, no wonder why she wants to marry him. Another part that didn't seem to fit for me was the constant talk of being old. Not just old, but too old. But clearly not too old for heavy pounding R & B to play through half the movie. I found that with Sex and the City the acting isn't bad, nor is the filming, nor anything else for that matter. Although having said that nothing is great either. The film is lukewarm, flimsy and left me appropriately unaffected. I think this is because the movie takes no chances and constantly plays it safe. When a series produces a movie I would expect a one off extravaganza and not a 2 and a half hour episode. The movie wasn't made to break new ground but simply as a crowd pleaser. But having played it so safe, lacking in content and delivering little impact I wonder if it manages to achieve that.
    James C Super Reviewer
  • Dec 02, 2011
    Sex and the City was actually much better than I had anticipated, but as everyone has said before me, this is a film for fans of the show. The plot is trying to be a great big conclusion of the show, and in ways it works, but in other ways it seemed a bit too long and makes no attempt to be more satisfactory, but instead it just seemed like one big mash up to end carries love story with Big. I have admittingly seen the television show a few times so I was not completely lost on the characters but if you have never seen the show in your life then you might not be very knowledgable when you see this film. The cast consists of these four women, and I guess if you enjoyed their performances in the show you won't be disappointed but honestly their were was nothing in this ensemble that impressed me. The movie aims to be a conclusion to the show and in a way it succeeds and fails, but ultimately I visioned how fans of the show would see this so I took major pity on it and say its worth a watch, even for a romantic comedy.
    Bradley W Super Reviewer
  • Nov 16, 2011
    Not sure a movie was needed but it's cool to see all the glamour on the big screen. I think it's just a little too long for a chick-flick.
    Wildaly M Super Reviewer
  • Jul 12, 2011
    This film is nothing except an excessively lengthy and predictable look at the whimsical and fabulous lives of wealthy New York women with their designer handbags, shoes and dresses.
    Ilyaas H Super Reviewer

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