News: NYT Gives Sex and the City Thumbs Down

by | May 30, 2008 at 11:14 AM | General

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Everyone and their mama will be watching Sex and the City today (if they didn’t already watch it last night), and so far, fans who have seen it are crying “hoorah!”. Certain critics, however, haven’t been so kind. The New York Times writer Manohla Dargis says the film “is the pits, a vulgar, shrill, deeply shallow — and, at 2 hours and 22 turgid minutes, overlong — addendum to a show that had, over the years, evolved and expanded in surprising ways,” and adds “It isn’t that Carrie has grown older or overly familiar. It’s that awash in materialism and narcissism, a cloth flower pinned to her dress where cool chicks wear their Obama buttons, this It Girl has become totally Ick.” She also suggested Sarah Jessica Parker’s choice to grace the big screen was a mistake, and states, “I wish Ms. Parker had let that bee in her bonnet go silent.” Uh, Bee in her bonnet? No word yet on exactly what century Miss Dargis is writing from. [NYT via US Weekly]

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