Sex and the City

Warning: Some minor spoilers.
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True love doesn’t have a happy ending. True love does not have an ending.
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No truer words could ever have been uttered, and no truer love could ever be seen than the kind that survives the most devastating heartbreak.
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Carrie Bradshaw, Miranda Hobbs, Charlotte York, and Samantha Jones have found their loves and have had their share of heartbreaking moments, but as this movie shows, true love is strong, enduring, and everlasting.
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The four fabulously dressed friends seem to have their happy ending already: Carrie’s got Big, Miranda and Charlotte have their respective families, and Samantha’s on her longest relationship with a guy: Smith Jerrod, Hollywood actor. But what happens after their “happy endings?” These four women experience how love after the happy ending isn’t always happy.
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It’s no secret: Carrie and Big are about to get married. But are the two really, absolutely ready to promise forever to each other? Their relationship hits the rocks, and those rocks are humongous boulders that take time going around. Miranda and Steve hit a big rock, too, and it was sad, sad, sad. Samantha’s relationship with Smith is 5-year strong, but Samantha begins to question how much more of herself she is willing to let go for Smith. Charlotte, on the other hand, is blissfully happy with her family, but a chance for a dream of hers to come true frightens her into thinking that something bad will go wrong since she already has everything.
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Realistic issues? Pretty much. I wouldn’t know since my own relationships have never reached the kind of intimacy to merit that type of issues (TMI, sorry). Highly appropriate for each character’s personalities, though, which says a lot about how good this movie is. What I also found tremendously wonderful was the strength of Charlotte. In all the seasons of the series, I have never seen Charlotte stand so strong and protect her friend with such fierceness. It was so beautiful that it brought tears to my eyes.
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Do I dare forget about the fabulous fashion on the show? Of course not! The first few minutes were already FULL of spectacular clothes! From vintage to Vera Wang, this movie’s uber talented stylist Patricia Field succeeded once more in dressing Carrie, Miranda, Charlotte and Samantha in droolworthy threads. LOVE IT!
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There was a clichĂ© here and there – annoying, but forgivable nevertheless. Another thing that disturbed me was how sinfully rich these women are. For a girl like me living in a Third World country, pangs of jealousy at how easily they could buy, buy, book a spa session, and buy some more come as no surprise. But these weren’t enough to take away from the enjoyment of this film.
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To all those who’ve read the reviews of professional critics who gave this movie a lackluster rating, pay no attention to them. This movie will make you laugh and cry (if you have shallow tears like me lol) and laugh and cry some more.

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