The Sex and the City movie is screening in Melbourne for its 10th anniversary

Sex and the City fans: stop what you’re doing and pay attention.

To celebrate the 10th anniversary of the original Sex and the City movie, which arrived in cinemas in 2008, Melbourne’s Astor Theatre has programmed a special screening of it on Friday August 31 at 7:30pm.

The film generated mixed reviews from the critics but was a commercial success, taking over US$415 million from the global box office. Its soundtrack was also a huge commercial success, featuring new songs by Fergie and Jennifer Hudson.

Here’s the plot synopsis, for those who want a recap:

“After moving in together in an impossibly beautiful New York apartment, Carrie Bradshaw and Mr. Big make a rather arbitrary decision to get married. The wedding itself proves to be anything but a hasty affair – the guest list quickly blooms from 75 to 200 guests, and Carrie’s simple, label-less wedding gown gives way to an enormous creation that makes her look like a gigantic cream puff. An upcoming photo spread in Vogue puts the event – which will take place at the New York Public Library – squarely in the public eye.

Meanwhile, Carrie’s girlfriends–Samantha, the sexpot; Charlotte, the sweet naïf; and Miranda, the rigid perfectionist – could not be happier. At least, they couldn’t be happier for Carrie. Charlotte still has the unrealized hope of getting pregnant. Samantha is finding a loving, committed relationship more grueling than she could have imagined. Miranda unwittingly lets her own unhappiness – created when Steve admits to cheating on her just once – spoil Carrie’s. After a heated encounter with Steve, she happens to spot Mr. Big and tells him he’s crazy to get married. She’s really only thinking of her own marriage. But her angry remark gets Mr. Big to thinking.”

Head over to The Astor’s website for more information.

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