June 5, 2008

we’re your wild girls

Posted in movies tagged , at 9:59 am by placeinthestars

L. and I went to see Sex and the City last night.

Of all the movies I expected to stand on a line at least half a block long (in the RAIN no less), to get into, this was not even on the list, and yet, there I was at 8pm last night, in the rain (sans umbrella, because it wasn’t raining when I left the house), on a line that snaked 3/4 of the way down 86th Street. For a movie that’s been out almost a week.

When we went to see Indiana Jones at the midnight show, there was no line at all.

I am still boggled by this.

Anyway. The short, non-spoilery version is, I enjoyed the movie a lot. I still love Samantha best, and Charlotte (and then Miranda, and then Carrie), it was funny and touching, and it was fun to see all the characters again, but it was just a titch too long. Of course, I say that about most movies these days. A little judicious editing and my short-attention-span self would be a happier moviegoer. I was not a regular viewer of the show, though I watched on and off over the years, enough to be mostly familiar with the backstory.

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