‘Sex & the City: The Movie’ FINALLY on DVD

By Megan Bernatavitz
October 9, 2008

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Finally! The anticipation for the “Sex and the City” DVD release was almost as exciting as seeing the movie for the first time.

Sept. 23, the wait was finally over as millions rushed to the closest Best Buy or Target to get a copy of the highly anticipated “Sex and the City” movie.

I used to watch the show religiously with my mom when I was in high school and when it was over I went through serious withdrawal. I mean losing “Sex and the City” and “Friends” in the same year it was like someone was out to get teenage girls across the country.

When there was talk of a “Sex and the City” movie going around Hollywood, I pictured what it would be like to see the movie.

I could see it now, sitting there watching the movie as they passed cosmopolitans down the row of the theaters. Though the dream of getting served cosmos in a movie theater is still an idea of mine, seeing the movie for the first time was even better.

A bunch of us girls got dressed up, went out to dinner and then waited in the gigantic line to see what I had missed in the last four years of Carrie Bradshaw’s life.

Sitting there gasping with everyone else in the theatre when Steve cheated on Miranda or when Mr. Big didn’t get out of the car. It was more than I had ever expected, I left the theater in awe.

Of course seeing it for the first time is always exciting because you never know where the film will take you, but the anticipation of getting the movie on DVD was almost as thrilling.

I finally received the text I had been waiting for all day, “Had to go to three stores, but hellz to the ya, I’ve got it,” from Jake Verterano, junior English and communication major, I almost fell off the elliptical I was so excited.

As we prepared the apartment for the finest sleepover Cabrini’s campus has ever seen, I thought it can’t get any better than this.

The popcorn was buttered, the drinks were filled and everyone was all cozy up into one another as the premiere began. As I watched all four girls meet one another on the streets of New York City, I was in heaven.

As I sat there sipping on hot chocolate, the scene approached when Steve breaks the news to his wife that no girl wants to hear, I was utterly disappointed.

Instead of hearing hundreds of gasps in the audience, I heard my roommate coughing because she got popcorn stuck in her throat. It was not only in that scene either, it was throughout the whole movie.

In the movie theater I saw all of these huge things happen to our four favorite girls and there was a connection among the audience.

When watching it on DVD of course we are not going to hear all the laughter and gasps like we did when seeing it for the first time. When I watched it in my apartment I was just a little disappointed.

I still love the movie more than my Manolo Blahnik’s (yeah right, I wish) but I wish I could watch it in a movie theater every time. I missed the reactions to what was happening in the girls’ lives that I grew up watching.

I will always love the movie, but seeing it in theaters will be a memory never forgotten.

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