Yes, I've heard all the hype about "Sex and the City 2" not being that great of a film. Yes, I've seen the hilarious, even if I hate it, 60-second spoof here. Yes, I know the film is 2 and 1/2 hours long. And yes, I am still eagerly awaiting the film's arrival.
I won't be going to tonight's (May 26) midnight opening, sigh, because as a responsible worker I have to be bright-eyed and bushy-tailed come Thursday morning. For those of you who can thrive on a few hours of sleep, Carmike 15 is screening the first film at 9 p.m. tonight (May 26) followed by the debut of the second film at 12:01 a.m. You can see both films for $15 or just the new one for $10.
I'll be going to an early-evening showing on Thursday. It plays at 6:20 p.m., 7:05 p.m., 7:35 p.m., 8:05 p.m., 9:30 p.m., 10:15 p.m., 10:45 p.m. and 11:15 p.m., so there are tons of options.
The negative reviews have actually made me more excited to see the film. It's like when someone criticizes your friend's new hair style. You defend her — and her hair — because you have her back just like she always had your's.
Since 1998, Carrie, Charlotte, Miranda and Samantha have been there for me. When I come home from a frustrating day of work, there they are waiting in the DVD player to cheer me up. When my husband makes me angry, I can always count on Miranda's eye-rolling at Steve to make me feel better. When I feel like I'm getting old, I turn to Samantha for inspiration on feeling young.
Maybe it's pathetic and maybe I need more real-life friends, but there's something comforting about knowing these four ladies are only as far away as my computer or TV. I don't want to call my real-life friend with a newborn at 11 p.m to complain that I can't afford a pair of Manolo Blahnik's. I'm not going to disturb my should-be-president-of-her-company friend at work because my husband hurt my feelings by failing to notice my new outfit. I mean, I have priorities. I know there's more to life than fashion and lover's squabbles but sometimes it's comforting to watch other people whine about fashion faux pas and relationship mishaps.