There's a certain comfort for fans of the show, those who have been crying out for more since the day Sex and the City left HBO, that can't be underestimated. For those fans, particularly ones who remained doggedly loyal in the final, rather anemic season, this is going to hit all the right buttons. But if you wondered why such an original and entertaining series slipped so badly at the end and were disappointed by its outcome, this is hardly the remedy.
Sex and the City is as raunchy as ever, throws designer clothes around like religious pamphlets on a college campus, and has a measure of self-importance that's a bit more pronounced than its own self-confidence.
But it definitely knows its audience and its characters extremely well, maybe better than any film this summer. And it doesn't really betray either group, so there's something to be said for that.
Sex and the City
Starring Sarah Jessica Parker, Kim Cattrall, Kristin Davis, and Cynthia Nixon
Directed by Michael Patrick King