After loving the TV series, I couldn't help but wonder, Will I like the big screen version?
Sorry, I couldn't resist, I love Carrie Bradshaw, and the answer is a resounding "YES!!"
The movie, which I can't believe I waited this long to see, magically brings back all the characters we got to know over 6 seasons of beautiful clothes, innuendos, sexual encounters, love affairs Big and small, and bigger-than-life friendships.
The movie does feel a little like an oversized TV episode, but not in a bad way. It picks up where the show left off and carries the story forward to a satisfying conclusion for all our sexy friends.
I have to say that the way the writers handled the Carrie-Big story was very smart and Miranda-Steve's also was well done. Charlotte's and Samantha's stories did feel more like supporting to their counterparts' main storilines, almost as if there wasn't going to be enough time (and the movie is over 2 and a half hours long!) to flesh out a satisfying plot for all of them.
But overall the result is very good, and my grade reflects as much the movie's quality as its ability to rekindle my affection for these characters.