Sarah Jessica Parker’s latest movie: just like ‘SATC’ only she’s Miranda?


I read Gawker’s summary of Sarah Jessica Parker’s new movie I Don’t Know How She Does It before I watched the first trailer. So I went into it thinking “Wait, she’s Carrie with Miranda flair?” It’s best to just watch the trailer and then you’ll understand:

You see what it is? It’s Sex and the City with SJP playing the Miranda character, and Miranda gets the lead, only instead of Cynthia Nixon’s superior acting (she was the best actress out of all of them), we get SJP’s forced girlishness and “OMG, HOW AM I GOING TO DO IT ALL?!?” spastic act. You know how the real SJP does it all? She leaves her newborn babies in New York and flies to Morocco and Europe for two months. That’s SJP-style.

If this is Sex and the City with kids, though, who are the other characters? I want to say Seth Meyers is playing Samantha. Right? I would love to see Seth’s take on Samantha. In reality, Pierce Brosnan is probably playing Samantha or Mr. Big (as Gawker suggests). Christina Hendricks or Olivia Munn are probably the child-free “Carries”. Where’s Charlotte? Is Kelsey Grammer playing Charlotte? No, I think Greg Kinnear is Charlotte. Which means that Charlotte is Miranda’s wife.

As for the subject matter… I mean, yeah, I guess it’s interesting to see SJP play what she is: a working mother who struggles to balance work, family and personal commitments. It’s interesting to see that represented on film. But it still feels like they’re going to be glossing over some of the real struggles that millions of working mothers face. And the clothes look great, of course.




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  1. RHONYC says:

    spot on description…AND, i am convinced that the only role SJP ‘can’ play is Carrie Bradshaw, since i could ONLY see Carrie throughout this entire trailer.

    i wonder how Christina Hendricks’ huge cha-cha’s are gonna vie next to SJP’s teeny self.

    anyway…wouldn’t see it even free on an airplane.

    fail. 🙁

  2. Shay says:

    I have no idea what is attractive about her. She looks like a man.
    She has been playing ‘Carrie’ even before SATC. All her roles, even those preceding SATC, are identical to the Carrie persona.
    She is so overrated and considerably lucky to have been in the SATC franchise. Just goes to show you how some jobs reap in financial rewards even when some actors are limited.

  3. brin says:

    I’ll just save my money and watch Cynthia Nixon as Miranda on SATC reruns.

  4. mln76 says:

    Not worth the price of a movie night but it’s got Pierce Brosnan so I’ll watch it on cable.

  5. lisa says:

    I was never a SATC watcher.. I have been watching it on E. I actually like it.. But she now faces what happens I think to a lot of women and even men that stay on a successful TV show too long. They become too intertwined with the characters they play. Hard to see where one ends and the next one begins. Look at other actresses on TV. They are or went through the same thing. Will always be the TV character. This is especially true when the shows they were on are still playing on TV..

    I’ve never paid to see SJP on the big screen. I’ve seen her movies on TV. And yes.. I still see Carrie.

    People need to leave these show sooner.. 3-5 years are more then enough.

  6. Rhiley says:

    Cynthia Nixon was definately the best actress on SATC. My favorite episodes are the ones that focus primarily on Miranda: the one where she replaces sex for chocolate, the one where the guy wants to get into her through the back door, the one where she realizes she loves Steve and wants to be with him again. Oh, now I want to go home and lie on my couch and watch SATC reruns.

  7. Happymom says:

    I think it looks cute. I’m a sucker for movies with great shots of NYC. I also love Greg Kinnear and Pierce Brosnan, and I like SJP-so it will be at the top of my Netflix queue.

  8. Sumodo1 says:

    Time is a beyotch, eh, SJP?

  9. Kate says:

    The book is actually a fairly entertaining read, particularly for working mothers. Much better than, say, the Nanny Diaries. I would never have cast SJP as the lead character from the book though. Reese Witherspoon yes, SJP, no.

  10. almond says:

    She looks positively haggard and incredibly ancient. She would look better with a bit more weight on her. It would fill out her cheeks and diminish her nose.

    You don’t have to be a stick to be pretty, Sarah. If that’s not your specific body type, you will look like shit; as you do, indeed.

    A good way to see just how unnatural she looks is to take a gander at the picture with her and Olivia What-s-her-name.

  11. Tom says:

    Good Lord she’s ugly. Please girl put on some weight you look awful

  12. JustBored says:

    I would watch it on DVD.

    Off topic: I couldn’t stand when they did closeups of her eating on SATC. Oh my that was disgusting. The closeups usually show her chewing with her mouth wide open and you could see the food. Gross. A major pet peeve of mine.

  13. Franny says:

    I’m excited for this not only because I really like SJP ( so sue me) but also because the subject matter is something I worry about a lot…how to have a demanding career and still have a family.

  14. KateNonymous says:

    I liked this book better when it was set in England.

  15. SLM says:

    Like @Kate said, the book – which released about 8 years ago but was very popular at the time – is a good read.

    Originally set in the UK (by a Welsh writer) I never pictured SJP for the Kate role but don’t mind that she doesn’t look like a spring chicken. That’s part of the point of the story. It wouldn’t suit someone younger or prettier.

    The author has a new book, I Think I Love You, and my book club is reading it.

  16. Dizzybenny says:

    Devils wears Prada with kids!

  17. launicaangelina says:

    It looks like a decent movie and she does not look horrible. I respect her so much for not f*cking herself up with a bunch of surgery (a la Kim K, Demi Moore, Madonna). She could stand to gain a few pounds but 100% respect her in regards to her avoiding surgery.

  18. original kate says:

    i like SJP although i probably won’t see the movie. i like the fact that she is aging like a normal woman and hasn’t gotten a ton of botox and shit done to her face.

    as for her leaving her babies to film a movie – oh please. it’s her job and she left them with their father, not in a kennel. besides, men do that all the time and i never hear a peep from anyone about it.

  19. Lisa Turtle says:

    The girlish frantic giggling is not realistic in a formal, corporate setting. I know many women who juggle children and work, but while they are at work, they definately go into “work” mode and act a lot more like Miranda. Serious, focused, efficient….. And Cynical. Miranda’s cynisism made for some of the best jokes and humor and added a real city affect. New Yorkers are cynical beings. We work our butts off and are disillusioned with the “American Dream” – this movie really needs some of that sort of cynicism to make it “Real.”

  20. TeeTee says:

    I want to see it, sorry can’t help it and it has Pierce in it–yup, I’m there.

  21. Amanda G says:

    I gotta admit…this looks really good. Probably because it is Carrie meets Miranda meets Charlotte.

    Anyway, I think SJP played Carrie brilliantly from seasons 1-4, but after Carrie started to “mature” (aka not bang every guy she met), then SJP’s giddy, giggly, stupid jokes personality came out and ruined Carrie. But yeah, Miranda was always my favorite character because she’s cynical about relationships…just as I am. Cynthia Nixon is almost as ugly as SJP, but Cynthia is the better actress. Remember the episode when her mother died? Or any fight she had with Carrie? Good stuff.

  22. jill says:

    I love it. I love her. I love Greg Kinear. I love Pierce Brosnan. If you don’t, then suck it.

  23. Kim says:

    This book was great and the character was not Mirandaish at all. She was married with kids etc – she was just the family bread winner is only comparison to Miranda I can see. I cant wait to see this movie and hope they did the book justice.

  24. hollywood101 says:

    In the second to last picture- she looks like a galloping horse!!! God she is so ugly.

  25. Becky says:

    I’m amazed at the number of people who say that SJP is ugly. To me she looks like an ordinary looking 40 something with a cute figure. Not all actresses have to be very pretty or beautiful-I think it’s nice to see people who look more ordinary sometimes. Average does not equate to ugly. I can’t think of any well known actor or actress who I would say is ugly. If they really were ugly I doubt they’d have made it in show business.

  26. imabrat says:

    I like SJP; I think she’s one of a few that are destined to become classic. She has a wide range of talent and I think her face is quite unique, it’s her!

  27. kristen says:

    I love all of the sex and the city movies shes` way more pretty and girly on there. MY fave girl is Charolette.

  28. Siena says:

    Wow…what a bunch of haters. I would personally give my left arm to look like SJP..She is a gorgeous person who’s personality makes her even prettier.
    She’s talented and super smart BTW if she is so damn ugly as you all say, well, she was good enough for Robert Downey jnr, she was good enough for John F Kennedy jnr, and she was good enough for Matthew Broderick. And she’s likeable enough to have made the SATC franchise a HUGE success. I cant wait to see this movie, i think it looks great. And if you don’t like it, instead of commenting nasty things simply don’t see the movie, or don’t watch her on tv. Very simple.

  29. luls says:

    Curly hair suits her much better. It offsets her longish face.

    Plus, she is one of the few people whom I would actually encourage to get SUBTLE fillers. (not botox or surgery).

    (It would do her less-than-attractive face a HUGE service, since she is aging herself prematurely by remaining skinny. and lets face it, shes gonna try to maintain that figure of hers for as long as she possibly can.)
    PS: And no im not shallow. ALL actresses over 40 get work done. Whether we notice or not! It CAN be done very naturally.

    The movie looks cute and entertaining. I would watch it on tv or dvd.

  30. Wil says:

    Why must we make British books into American movies? I might have wanted to see this if it had been made authentically. But no. We have to have SJP ruining it. Loved the book.. And truth be told loved SJP from “Square Pegs” .. But just no. No. No. No.

  31. Snappyfish says:

    I bet the movie has a scene where she does “the scream” that annoying scream she does in every SATC season & every movie she’s ever been in!! It isn’t cute, it isn’t sexy, its just annoying & stupid.

    And PLEASE stop comparing her to horses, they are beautiful creatures!! She should be so lucky

  32. Kisha says:

    That POS Munn is in the movie too. Blechhhhh!

    SJP is playing Carrie again just with kids and a husband.

    I’d only watch for Pierce and Greg.

  33. Siena says:

    PS: Oh and ALSO Rob Lowe went out with her…and had the song “Jessie” by Joshua Kadison written about her.

  34. lola lola says:

    She looks great! She has great talent and if anyone saw her in LA Story, they’d know it. She’s been typecast as Carrie so its nice to see her as someone different. I hope the movie does very well. I’ll go see it.

  35. coco says:

    Boy this woman is aging bad! And the fact that her friends are in fact 10-15 years younger than her doesn’t help either.