June 01, 2010

Film Critic Quote of the Week

Matt Zoller Seitz on SATC 2:

The movie's privileged cluelessness reaches an early zenith when Miranda impulsively quits her cushy job at a law firm because her boss is sexist, and springs the decision on her husband (David Eigenberg) during her son's grade school recital. "Good for you, honey!" he exclaims. "I'll get another job, a better job!" she assures him. "I already called the headhunter." They should have ended the scene by having a giant bag of money fall out of the sky and land at her feet...

It's an accidental candid snapshot of the sick, dying heart of America, a film so pleased with its vacuous, trashy, art-free extravagance that its poster should be taped to the dingy walls of terrorist sleeper agents worldwide. More depressing and alarming than the movies themselves is the notion that a certain culture, a certain mindset, birthed it, without a pang of remorse or even apparent self-awareness, much less self-criticism. Ladies and gentlemen, this is why they hate us.

My review will be posted in a week, but my lord, what an atrocious film. It's like they forgot everything that was enjoyable or relatable about the TV show- mostly, the city itself- and opted to remake Albert Brooks' "Looking For Comedy in the Muslim World," making it even worse in the process.

Posted by Stephen Silver at June 1, 2010 12:11 AM
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