COMIC DRAMA; 2hr 25min
STARRING: Sarah Jessica Parker, Kim Cattrall, Kristin Davis, Cynthia Nixon, Chris Noth
Flower power: Parker (far right)
The Sex-y dames are back on the Manhattan beat and they couldn’t look more fabulous if their sleekly tailored lives depended on it — which, in a way, they do. Four years after their TV-series selves said so long and thanks for all the flash fash, Carrie (Parker), Samantha (Cattrall), Charlotte (Davis) and Miranda (Nixon) are still living large. Carrie is betrothed to Mr Big (Noth), and Samantha is beachside in Malibu with her actor lover (Jason Lewis), while Charlotte and her cuddly hubby, Henry (Evan Handler), embrace Park Avenue parenthood — which is more than can be said for the estranged Miranda and Steve (David Eigenberg). Then a seismic disaster strikes.
What can I tell you? There is glamour — and there is off-the-charts Sex and the City glamour. No matter how crushing their heartbreak, there will always be another sensational outfit, another round of cocktails and another three shoulders for the soulmates to lean on. Solidarity is the bone-deep foundation of the foursome’s skittish ways. Without it, their glittery city would be a prettily laminated house of cards.