Sex and the City

Rated 3.0

Where are they now? Pretty much where we left them. Miranda (Cynthia Nixon) has banished herself to Brooklyn and become overbooked with the obligations of work and family. Charlotte (Kristin Davis) does the ever-after routine with characteristic doe-eyed delight. Or is that deer-in-the-headlights? Samantha (Kim Cattrall) shares swanky beachfront Malibu digs with her hottie but can’t keep her eyes off the surfer-stud neighbor. And narrator Carrie (Sarah Jessica Parker), pricing apartments containing Grand Central-sized closets with her beloved Mr. Big (Chris Noth), still finds ways to delay her fairy-tale gratifications so as to keep pining for them, perhaps forever. Plus, Jennifer Hudson seems gracious about being cast as a token minority. Together they endure some life changes and costume changes. It’s basically a full seventh season of the HBO show in one long single episode. However shallowly rendered, though, some of the movie is deeply felt. No, it’s not An Affair to Remember, but don’t underestimate what Parker and Noth can do with the trappings of traditional rom-com.