I saw Sex and the City yesterday.
It was worth the $8.50 (I went to a matinee.) But, I have to admit, I was a little disappointed. It just seemed like the story lines were so simplistic.
IF YOU HAVEN’T SEEN IT YET, DON’T READ ANY FURTHER!!!
Charlotte and Harry are obviously happy, which is great. (She chose a “good guy.” :)
Carrie and John (I didn’t know Big had a name) struggle with his commitment issues. They don’t really get addressed, but at least they find a way to make it to the altar (eventually).
But, what really bothered me was the way they approach the other two relationships. After Steve’s affair, Steve and Miranda’s only options are to break-up or “move on without looking back.” And for Samantha and Smith, it’s break-up or stay in a relationship that compares to “chemo.”
The movie makes it clear that Steve and Miranda have deeper issues that led to the affair. And Samantha and Smith are dealing with his long work hours and no sex life.
Both couples have “issues” that need to be worked on, but the movie doesn’t explore them. So, Miranda chooses to “move on without looking back.” And Samantha leaves the relationship.
Samantha believes she’s just not meant to be in a relationship. When maybe, she’s just not meant to be neglected, in a relationship. And Steve and Miranda don’t really deal with any of the things that led to the affair. So, what’s gonna prevent them from having trouble in the future?
I know it’s Hollywood. And I know I think too much.
But, YOU KNOW, I want to hear what you think…