Reel Review: Sex and the City


Craig Blankenhorn/New Line Cinema

Ah, the happy ending. You thought you got it back in 2004 when Sex and the City went off the air, but the movie catches up with your favorite ladies four years later and things aren't as they seem.

Soon after the movie starts we are catapulted into Carrie and Big's wedding planning process which goes from understated to over the top (mostly thanks to a dream wedding dress photo shoot Carrie does for an issue of Vogue that features fashions from Vera Wang, Carolina Herrera, Oscar de la Renta and more.) The venue of choice? The New York Public Library, home to all of the best love stories, explains Carrie of her choice in the movie. And for all of you speculators out there, it is not a dream sequence! This rumor started back when the movie was filming and paparazzi shots surfaced of Carrie and the crew decked in wedding attire. Not to spoil things (come on people, watch the trailer, it pretty much gives it away!) but Carrie and Big's love story seems to end there while the rest of the movie we see Carrie picking up the pieces (once again) of her tragic loss of love—and a beautiful penthouse apartment, that hurts!

In the end, Carrie, as well as Charlotte, Miranda and Samantha, end up creating their own happy ending by following their own rules. While the movie may not live up to all of its hype, I don't really see how it could have been done any other way and as a long time fan of the show I left the theatre satisfied.

Here are some of my takeaway wedding tips from the movie. You'll get what I mean when you see it, in theatres today.
- The wedding is about you and your hubby-to-be, don't get too carried away!
- It's okay to wear a no name dress you bought at a vintage store.
- A Manolo Blahnik pump is an acceptable substitute for an engagement ring (in my opinion anyway!)
—Cari Wolfert

Read more about Carrie's dress, jewels and flowers.

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