How to Enjoy the Sex and the City Movie

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The long-awaited "Sex and the City" movie was released in theaters on May 30, 2008. Here's how to get the most out of this heralded release.

Things You'll Need

  • television
  • DVD player
  • SATC DVDs
  • high heels
  • martini glasses
  • 1 1/2 oz vodka
  • 3/4 oz triple sec
  • 3/4 oz cranberry juice
  • splash of fresh lime juice
  • cocktail shaker
  • designated driver (if drinking martinis)
  • Know the background. It's been more than 4 years since "Sex and the City" ended its run on HBO. Since then, the award winning series about 4 New York women looking for love has been airing in syndication around the world, opening it up to millions of new fans. Starring Sarah Jessica Parker, Kim Cattrall, Cynthia Nixon and Kristen Davis, the "Sex and the City" DVD box set was released shortly after the series went off the air in 2004.

  • Watch the DVDs. Before you go see the movie, re-watch some of the key episodes of the series, especially the final episodes called "An American Girl in Paris" (Parts Une and Deux). If you don't have access to the DVDs, you can check your local TV listings. HBO also offers old SATC episodes On Demand, if you have HBO On Demand access through your cable company. You can also read episode recaps on the HBO /Sex and the City web page.

  • Buy movie tickets ahead of time. The buzz is that "Sex and the City: The Movie" is going to be a huge hit. Because the theaters may sell out during the opening weekend, consider buying your tickets ahead of time. Check Fandango.com for theaters in your area that will be showing "Sex and the City: the Movie" and click to order tickets online, to be picked up at the box office window. You may also be able to stop by the theater ahead of time to buy tickets in person for the date you have selected.

  • Wear your highest heels. The SATC gals are known for their high fashion and for their high heels. If you can't afford a pair of Manolo Blahnik shoes (a SATC favorite) wear any other pair of your favorite high heel shoes to the movie premiere. You can always kick them off during the movie!

  • Have a martini. An ongoing theme on the SATC series was the girls' favorite drink: The Cosmopolitan. Whip up a quick Cosmo for you and your friends to enjoy before the movie-but be sure to have a designated driver if you plan to indulge.

  • Plan to get to the movie early on opening night. Even if you ordered your tickets ahead of time, be prepared for big crowds on the opening night of this movie. Get to the theater early to pick up your tickets and get the best seat possible. And remember, if you see the movie before some of your girlfriends do, don't give away any secrets to the plot! Rumor has it that "Sex and the City: The Movie" has a juicy storyline that will not disappoint!

  • Cosmo Recipe

    1 1/2 oz vodka
    3/4 oz triple sec
    3/4 oz cranberry juice
    splash of fresh lime juice

    Pour the vodka, triple sec, cranberry juice and lime juice into a cocktail shaker half-filled with ice cubes. Shake well, and serve in a martini glass.

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