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Reviews are in: Sex and the City is lukewarm

But film will please fans of show, critics say

FAB FOUR. Critics say Sex and the City: The Movie is shallow fun, but people who didn't watch the TV series might have a hard time sitting through the film's 150 minutes of fashion and gabbing. Credit: (sexandthecitymovie.com)

Perhaps Marge Simpson’s sister describes Sex and the City best.

“It’s a show about four single women who act like gay men,” she says in one episode of The Simpsons.

Through its six season television run, Sex and the City developed a large gay following, thanks in part to the sexually-uninhibited Samantha, lovable gay characters, and the womens’ fabulous fashion. The show’s big-screen adaptation hits theatres today.

Critical response has been mixed, but that’s unlikely to stop fans from catching the flick this weekend. Tickets to many shows tonight have sold out in advance.

Capital Xtra intern MJ Deschamps got an early peek at the film last night, and she says it was “amazing.”

“It was kind of like a two-and-a-half-hour plug for New York Fashion Week and Vogue magazine.”

So clearly, the film isn’t for everyone. But if you were a fan of the show, critics seem to agree that you’ll enjoy the movie.

Check out the reviews below, and let us know what you thought of the film!

Christy Lemire, The Associated Press:
It’s all really soapy, though, with only some smidgens of substance… More often than not our heroines are defined solely by the partners in their beds and the clothes on their backs, as if to suggest that the right wardrobe and a big enough closet to put it all in are the keys to ultimate happiness.

<Rogert Ebert, Chicago Sun-Times:
All of this goes on for nearly two-and-a-half hours, through New Year’s Eve, Valentine’s Day and other Bonding Holidays. The movie needs a Thanksgiving bailout opportunity. But this is probably the exact “Sex and the City” film that fans of the TV series are lusting for, and it may do $50 million on its opening weekend.