The movie “Book Club” is “Sex and the City” All Grown Up
Four women, seated, discussing their sex lives and relationships over a drink. Seems familiar?
Yes of course. This is the premise of one of the most beloved TV series of all time, Sex and the city. But it is also the plot of Reading Club, which hits theaters today and is guaranteed to fill the Carrie Bradshaw and company shaped hole in your heart, for at least two hours. A difference that you will realize right away: SATC followed a group of women in their thirties as they sailed the New York dating scene, as Reading Club takes a look at the love lives of Los Angeles women in their 60s. Other than the age and location of the characters, however, the projects are surprisingly similar in essence.
To get started, it is easy to insert each of the Reading Club‘s main ladies – Diane (Diane Keaton), Vivian (Jane Fonda), Sharon (Candice Bergen) and Carol (Mary Steenburgen) – in one of the Sex and the citythe now iconic personality types. A few minutes later, you can identify the Carrie, Samantha, Miranda, and Charlotte in the group (more on Who’s Who, below). Then there is the sex factor. While reading Fifty shades of Grey in their four-decade-old book club, the characters find themselves inspired to spice up their own love lives. It leads to some frank – and downright hilarious – discussions about what it is. really as for the over 60s to find a new partner in the age of dating apps. Swap their bottle of wine with four cosmopolitans and you get a SATC front flash.
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Finally, did we mention that there is actually a screen Sex and the city meeting in Reading Club? Candice Bergen, who unforgettablely played the role of Carrie Bradshaw Vogue editor, Enid — once again comes face to face with actor Wallace Shawn on screen. (You might remember Shawn better for describing the “hobbit” Carrie tried to mend with Enid in the show’s final season, much to her horror.) Although things finally seemed to work out for the couple on TV, their date with Bumble doesn’t. just as well in the movie. Read on for a side-by-side comparison of the characters and more reasons to go and see. Delivered club in this postSATC world.