I'm not ashamed to admit that I was one of those girls who got dressed up with her girls and made it an SATC night by seeing the movie, going out to dinner at a true SATC spot last year, and later hitting up a lounge to close out the night. And it was perfect timing--the night before my birthday.
"The good ones screw you, the bad ones screw you, and the rest don't know how to screw you."
As I caught the movie again on HBO tonight, I remembered our girls night out last year. There was about 10 of us who were all hyped to see the movie was we of course were avid SATC fans. We even have characters who we liken ourselves to. I was the sarcastic cynic, Miranda. As fanatics of the series, we were on the edge of our seats to see what was new with our beloved characters. We really enjoyed the movie and felt that it satisfied all our yearnings. I was pleased with how each character had her own fully developed storyline and you rooted for each of them, as always. At the end of the movie, you were just glad that your character ended up happy. What I always liked about the series and loved about the movie was that these women go through those emotions same as any woman and they don't sugar-coat anything. They have their trials and tribulations and they get dumped on and get their heart broken and make dumb decisions, and always come out wiser and stronger--all things that make a woman, well, a woman. And by the end of the night, it made me think of me and my girls and our ups and downs and relationship woes and the love we have for each other. This is so much more than the high fashion and the flair of NYC as you see illuminated in all the commercials and on tv. It's the unconditional friendship of these four women. We watched them go from women to GROWN ASS women, and we've loved them every step of the way.
The only thing criticism I have is the role of Jennifer Hudson. You know, it was a small role kinda coming up straight after her Oscar win and she brought absolutely nothing to this movie. She honestly wasn't even good in it. I felt like they could have gotten any young woman to play this part. But I guess they needed that token Black girl who was popular and drew in the Black audience (wasn't there one already?).
Other than that, the movie was truly gratifying and fed our SATC appetite, at least until the sequel coming up (can't wait!).
My rating: B+