I'm not going to link to any of the articles which seem overly concerned with the age of the ladies involved. Cynthia Nixon ("Miranda Hobbes") who has come out of the closet and settled into Broadway work quite nicely since the show's heyday is 41, fashion icon and all around magnificent diva Sarah Jessica Parker ("Carrie Bradshaw") is 42 as is Kristin Davis ("Charlotte York"), and winky Kim Catrall ("Samantha Jones"), the oldest, is 51. I never got the memo that women are too old to be interesting, funny, or sexy when they're in this age bracket...
Correction: I did get that memo but I shredded it immediately. F***ing patriarchal ageist sexism is what it is. Why do so many people accept this notion point blank --even women -- when the evidence to the contrary is all around them? Julianne Moore, Michelle Pfeiffer, Kim Basinger, Sela Ward, Madonna, Daryl Hannah, Diane Lane, Catherine Keener, Holly Hunter. All way too old to be worth watching I guess. [/sarcasm]
But I still don't think this movie is a good idea for two reasons.
- Sex & The City was created for and well suited to the half hour format. TV shows are not movies...much as Hollywood wishes otherwise. Why not just make a short seventh season revival for HBO instead?
- They wrapped up all the storylines in the final two-parter "An American Girl in Paris" three years ago. If the show made one major uncharacteristic error in its blissful witty six year run it was in these two episodes: Why did a series that had found so much of ineterest in the messiness of imperfect relationships feel the need to tie neat bows around every single romance that was in play?