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I said I was going to see the movie on Wednesday but plans changed and we just saw it tonight- WOW! OK to start from the beginning and make the story ten times longer than it needs to be, like I always do, we didn't book tickets but got there a good forty-five minutes early and the screens at the counter displayed 'low seats' so we only managed to find good seats just in time. We thought we wouldn't though as we got to the bus stop and it was rammed with girls in heels and dresses! The the cinema was crazy, literally every girl or woman was totally dressed up in huge groups; I saw alot of high street prom dresses with little shrugs and tongs hair. I didn't wear heels as the cinema is too far from the bus stop and none of my friends dressed up so I already felt over dressed! I wore the H&M flapper dress that I've put off wearing because it's too damn fancy to wear in the day, even with the scruffiest pumps and no accessories. I thought it was suitably 'Carrie' enough!
The film took ages to start as there was something wrong with the credits. On a totally different side note- we saw the trailer for Angus, Thongs and Full Frontal Snogging (although they're calling it 'perfect snogging'), the Louise Rennison book, and it looks so great! I hated the idea of the superb book series turned into a film but they've picked the characters perfectly and it doesn't look like they're holding back too much on the naughty stuff; the Sex God is even played by that hot guy out of Nearly Famous!
But yes, to the film, those credits at the start were fab! I loved how they played a little bit of the theme music, when the HBO sign came up I had so many butterflies! I loved how they put in little bits from past episodes, I so didn't think they would do that. As it opened and bombarded you with loads of different outfits, it was a little weird. I'm so used to seeing the videos on my tiny TV that it was strange to see the girls on the same streets but on a massive screen with constant emotion-matching background music and high definition cameras. I didn't think the acting was so great and could imagine people behind the camera and the script being very carefully put together, line by line. But then it started to flow and my eyes adjusted and it was fantastic! I thought they executed it so well, loads of natural jokes with little characteristics of the girls down to pat. I loved how the story wasn't too happy or too dramatised, it was more realistic than I'd expected. After Big left Carrie, her pain was played out so well, those shots of her with no makeup and cried out eyes were so believable and I thought introducing her assistant as a new character flowed perfectly, although it was slightly cheesy at times.
I was disappointed that Samantha didn't have more of a story line, hers didn't seem as significant as the other's. Miranda had more sex than her! A favourite moment was when Carrie was sifting through her wardrobe and she put on the dress from the show credits! I didn't think it was very Carrie-like to throw away clothes though, no matter how dated! I don't think I've ever cried or laughed so much in a whole film, I adored how Miranda and Steve met back up on the bridge. The whole audience were cheering and clapping at the end, almost all girls apart from a few gay couples. I didn't get the Stanford and Anthony part, were they meant to be together or just friends all of a sudden? I thought it was too insignificant to matter yet they deserved bigger parts. From the ads I also assumed it would be full of 'inspirational quotes' about girlfriends, but the end was simple and perfect.
It's easy to criticise and go in with a judgemental mind but I can't think of a movie I've enjoyed more and it's the kind that you leave and think about for days, replaying it all the way home. I loved how my friends said it made them want to dress up and wear heels every day. In the end, writing this blog is just me pretending to be a little Carrie!