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Sex and the City (2008)

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A New York City writer on sex and love is finally getting married to her Mr. Big. But her three best girlfriends must console her after one of them inadvertently leads Mr. Big to jilt her.
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2 wins & 12 nominations. See more awards »

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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Sarah Jessica Parker ... Carrie Bradshaw
Kim Cattrall ... Samantha Jones
Kristin Davis ... Charlotte York
Cynthia Nixon ... Miranda Hobbes
Chris Noth ... Mr. Big
Candice Bergen ... Enid Frick
Jennifer Hudson ... Louise
David Eigenberg ... Steve Brady
Evan Handler ... Harry Goldenblatt
Jason Lewis ... Smith Jerrod
Mario Cantone ... Anthony Marentino
Lynn Cohen ... Magda
Willie Garson ... Stanford Blatch
Joanna Gleason ... Therapist
Joseph Pupo Joseph Pupo ... Brady Hobbes
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Storyline

After moving in together in an impossibly beautiful New York apartment, Carrie Bradshaw and Mr. Big make a rather arbitrary decision to get married. The wedding itself proves to be anything but a hasty affair--the guest list quickly blooms from 75 to 200 guests, and Carrie's simple, label-less wedding gown gives way to an enormous creation that makes her look like a gigantic cream puff. An upcoming photo spread in Vogue puts the event--which will take place at the New York Public Library--squarely in the public eye. Meanwhile, Carrie's girlfriends--Samantha, the sexpot; Charlotte, the sweet naïf; and Miranda, the rigid perfectionist--could not be happier. At least, they couldn't be happier for Carrie. Charlotte still has the unrealized hope of getting pregnant. Samantha is finding a loving, committed relationship more grueling than she could have imagined. Miranda unwittingly lets her own unhappiness--created when Steve admits to cheating on her just once--spoil Carrie's. After a ... Written by J. Spurlin

Plot Summary | Plot Synopsis

Taglines:

Get Carried Away.

Genres:

Comedy | Drama | Romance

Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated R for strong sexual content, graphic nudity and language | See all certifications »

Parents Guide:

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Details

Official Sites:

New Line [United States]

Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

30 May 2008 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Sex and the City: The Movie See more »

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Box Office

Budget:

$65,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend USA:

$56,848,056, 1 June 2008, Wide Release

Gross USA:

$152,647,258, 18 September 2008

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$415,252,786
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Technical Specs

Runtime:

| (extended cut)

Sound Mix:

Dolby Digital

Color:

Color (Technicolor)

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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Did You Know?

Trivia

The world premiere was held in London, and not in New York City, which was heavily criticized by fans of the New York-set show. The explanation for this was the producers wanted the American premiere to be as close to the release date as possible, which would heighten hype and allow for the cast to promote the film in the U.S. See more »

Goofs

When the four girls are packing Carrie's stuff into boxes, and Charlotte bumps into one stack of boxes, they are clearly empty. See more »

Quotes

[first lines]
Carrie Bradshaw: [voiceover] Year after year, twenty-something women come to New York City in search of the two L's: labels and love.
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Connections

Referenced in Me and Mrs. Jones (2011) See more »

Soundtracks

The Trolley Song
Written by Ralph Blane and Hugh Martin
Performed by Judy Garland
Courtesy of Warner Bros. Entertainment, Inc.
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Contrived and Unsexy
13 January 2009 | by martin_g_karlssonSee all my reviews

While the TV-series, as Bushnells chronicles, was kind of shallow and well... stupid, in some respects, SATC did have a certain zing and friskiness, and it was entertaining and even at times exciting to take part of Carrie's and the others lives. It carried a slight feminist edge, as women had rarely been portrayed talking relationships and sex in a candid way, before.

The film however has no emotional resonance above a typical half-assed rom-com. It seems that they only took the shallow and stupid stuff of the series, and created a rather contrived left-at-the-alter plot, far removed from the light touch, that was there, in the writing of the series. The characters only vaguely resemble human beings. Any feminist touch seems blown out the wind. I did find the film to have a certain entertainment value though, at times.


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