Wednesday, May 28, 2008

Sex And The City -The Reviews Are In

This is the only photo I found with all four
at the New York City premiere -
It's a composite so they are not in the same shot -
perhaps they were each working the carpet on their own

From The Wall Street Journal:


The “Sex and the City” movie had its New York premiere last night, teeing up the film’s release this weekend. The overbooked event had some fans fuming, the New York Daily News reports. New York’s tourism industry is gearing up to make some money off the film, with hotel packages and tours geared to fans. Meanwhile, box-office watchers are wondering if a film that appeals more to women can make a killing in ticket sales.

As for the movie itself? Reviews so far are fairly united in proclaiming “Sex and the City” too long and slow. But some say it’s sweet and appealing. And even harsher critics admit that fans of the TV show will likely love the movie.

Here’s a roundup of some “Sex and the City” reviews so far:

  • Owen Gleiberman in Entertainment Weekly: It “taps directly back into the show’s primal appeal, which is the sweet, sad, saucy delight of sharing these women’s company.” [Entertainment Weekly]
  • David Edelstein in New York magazine: It “has the delish/insufferable mixture about right… a joyful wallow.” [New York]
  • New York Post: “Lethally slow pacing and utterly predictable plot,” though the reviewer notes that audience reaction at the screening he attended was “ecstatic.” [NY Post]
  • “Does well with darker themes than the show’s fans will be used to” but “has too many lazy scenes showing Carrie donning her Manolos…” [Bloomberg]
  • The U.K.’s Telegraph: “What really grates, now more than ever, is how much time is given over to advertising…it seems that almost every inch of the screen is full of product placements and designer labels.” [Telegraph]
  • Hollywood Reporter: “In need of some serious tightening up…flabby.” [Hollywood Reporter]

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