6.01.2008

Grex And The City


So I went yesterday to see Sex And The City at the Movie Tavern off of Hulen. (But allow me to digress for a second. To H.B. Zachry & Company: Your company is run by morons who decided to needlessly take I-35 southbound to one lane all day Saturday. But I'm not bitter.) So on with the review:

- Overall: Very good. But it's just odd that this was a "movie" since it really wasn't any different than what you would see on HBO. But it was all you would hope for. But if you had never seen the TV series, there's no way you'd be interested in it.
- Man, there were a bunch of women there. I'm guessing a 9:1 ratio, and I might be underestimating the female population
- At one point in the picture, a male character admits to his love interest that he has had an affair. At that moment, I heard the loudest "gasp" ever to come from a movie audience. I wanted to stand up and say, "Hold on, ladies! He's probably got a good explanation! Hear him out!"
- The other big crowd reaction came when Samantha told a generic obnoxious-friend-of-the-groom to, uh, shut up at the rehearsal dinner. It was like this female crowd had been wanting to do that all their lives.
- The four stars are getting a little old. And as the final scene ran with some random twenty something female foursomes roaming the streets of New York - in a message that there will always be other other Carrie Bradshaws & Company to take their place - I felt a little old myself.
- I've always wanted to be like Mr. Big.
- Carrie Bradshaw's written excerpts makes makes me think she is a horrible writer.
- Sidenote: Seeing a film at the Movie Tavern (there's also on one in the Bedford area) is great. It's about the only way I'll see a movie in theaters anymore.

22 comments:

wordkyle said...

ummm....SATC is kind of the ultimate chick flick, with 94% of the audience being women....

With all due respect, BG, either a) You were there with a female who you really really like; b) You were there as a predator looking for a female who has had too many Cosmopolitans; or c) There's a little more sexual confusion in the land of Dairy Queen than you've let on.

And that really was a very insightful analysis of the movie and the series....

Anonymous said...

Barry, You go girl.

Anonymous said...

Wow.... You have the potential to become a one man (woman) team like Suxdox and Fingerbert. My, but you liberals sure do have the ability to focus on the real world (barfing as we speak).

lovelit said...

Jennifer Hudson can't act. But, Charlotte's "ordeal" in Mexico made me laugh out loud. Their fashions confuse this Texas girl, but were fun to watch nonetheless:) All in all...worth the $7.25 and shared afternoon with a girlfriend!

Anonymous said...

thank you, wordkyle ... you took the words out of my mouth. Are you sure you aren't gay, Bar?

Anonymous said...

There is a Movie Tavern in Denton off of University and a Studio Grill in Lewisville on the east side of I-35E.

Don't forget your man purse, Barr.

Double Fake Gordon Lightfoot

Jarhead said...

Did you go shoe shopping and then stop for a couple Mojitos after the movie?

How thweet.

Anonymous said...

We saw this at North Park, and the place was packed with guy/girl couples, which meant our guy girl ration was 3:1.

What did you think about Jennifer Hudson?! She cannot act. She was so good in Dream Girls, and she was so bad in this film.

We had the same gasp when the guy admits to cheating, and we had a round of applause when Samantha yelled at the obnoxious friend.

If you're a fan of the show, then you'll love this movie. I loved this movie.

Sidenote: When did they start showing "guy parts" in movies? Between the Forgetting Sarah Marshal and SATC...I'm scared!

Anonymous said...

there's never a good reason to have an affair

Anonymous said...

I could never willingly associate myself with such gaydom.

Anonymous said...

Barry, this is your grammar teacher. Quit saying "off of". Just say "off". For instance--it's off Highway 30. Off is sufficient. Now with that geekish message aside, good movie review!

Anonymous said...

Barry--I've ridden with you thru the Britney obsession and all the rest---but now after this, I must ask you for your "man" card.

Only possible chance of retaining your card is to watch at least 12 consecutive hours of NFL game replays while drinking beer in your underwear and scratching a lot.

Silicone Alley said...

You go girlfriend!

Anonymous said...

What a bunch of Neanderthals.

Watching and enjoying a chick flick does not make you less of a man, and it doesn't make you gay either. Stop being so small minded and dim witted. The things people say on this blog are unbelievable...

What does that say about your manhood if you cannot sit through a chick flick? Don't be so insecure.

Anonymous said...

A LOT !!!!

wordkyle said...

312 - Judging someone to be small minded and dim witted based on what they post on this blog is more small minded and dim witted than pointing out possibly gay, less-than-a-man signs such as sitting through this movie.

And I might point out that if we are indeed Neanderthals, the theory of evolution has been proven wrong.

Anonymous said...

Barry, Just a heads up, there is a Barry Manilow concert on Channel 13 Tuesday night at 8:30, but you probably already knew that.

Anonymous said...

To begin working your way out of this morass you've created for yourself you may wish to start by watching The Shawshank Redemption. It's a chick flick for guys.

Anonymous said...

My sister in law left Divine Secrets Of The Ya-Ya Sisterhood at my house. She won't take it back and the library refused to let me donate it to them. Would you like to have it?

Anonymous said...

I weep for the species

Anonymous said...

I cried through the whole movie.

Anonymous said...

No Wordkyle, evolution sometimes leaves traces of plants/animals/homosapiens that stayed behind.