Watching SATC last night was like catching up with old friends. I loved them and followed their stories, hanging on every word Sunday nights weekly for six years. We were friends from the beginning, and I have missed them terribly. Last night I got to spend just over 2 glorious hours with them again, and I loved every single moment. When it was over, I wanted more.
I don't want to reveal any of the movie plot for those friends who haven't seen it yet, but I will say that it is fabulous. The clothes are amazing, the women have grown and their lives are as complex as ever. The movie delivers what Carrie calls the two things women move to New York for: Labels and Love.
When I was younger, as in maybe 12 or 13, I used to spend endless hours scribbling down my New York City plan. Small town Hickville USA was just not cutting it for me, and I wanted out. I used to daydream about moving to the Big Apple and making a career for myself on Broadway. Of course, I was clueless as to how much apartments really cost there and how hard it really is to make it on Broadway. I didn't realize things like that until I was in my 20's, and by then my priorities had started to change. Sex and the City was, for me, a chance to live vicariously through the lives of these four amazing women in New York... and see what it might have been like for me if I had really had the balls to move there and try my talent on the big stage.
I don't regret my decision not to move to New York. I am perfectly happy where I am now, that's for sure. But it's still fun to watch how glamorous and complex and busy their lives are there. For 2 hours last night, I was a New Yorker again, even if only in fantasy. I guess that it would be impossible for any movie based on a show that touched my heart to truly live up to every expectation. Of course, there were things I might change if I were writing the story. But the truth is that I was just happy to spend a few more hours with my favorite fabulous gals. I'll probably see it at least two more times before it leaves the theaters.
Posted by Sarra Cannon Friday, May 30, 2008