Filmmakers face many problems when trying to translate a TV series into a full-length feature film, and the folks who made Sex and the City stumbled on each of them.
First and most importantly, there's that whole issue of trying to make it bigger than an episode of the series, in length and in the weight of the story it's telling. Sex and the City definitely succeeds in length, ballooning it to nearly 2 1/2 hours, but for what reason, exactly? Nothing in the movie seems to carry any more weight or, really, advance the story of these four single gals beyond where they were when the series ended. And that's unfortunate, considering that main character Carrie (Sarah Jessica Parker) was acting like a nearly-40-year-old baby when the show last aired.