Summer Movies for Smart, Sassy Women

Personally, I love summer movies, and not just because of all the HULKy Panavision man candy. Superheroes aside, the girls of summer are arriving at a theater near you. Here’s a sneak peek: photos, trailers and all…

First to walk the red carpet—this weekend, in fact—is TV’s most popular girl posse. Sex and the City’s Carrie, Samantha, Miranda, and Charlotte haven’t had a new episode in four years. In the fashion world, that’s an eon. In TV, that’s practically a generation. In real time, that’s long enough for the rest of us to squint through the jelled soft-focus lens and count errant their wrinkles (go on, admit it: that’s what you’ll be doing…)

Trivia: Around 300 pieces of jewelry were lent to the movie, by the jeweler H Stern.
SMW Rating: More sassy than smart. (PS: Best movie trailer is #2…)

Angelina Jolie in WANTEDWhat would summer be without a kick-ass chick flick from the hottest mama in filmdom? Angelina Jolie’s Wanted gives her to us, just the way we (and the men panting in the audience beside us) want her: buff, pumping iron, and indestructible. Oh, and check out those heels….

That’s What She Said: I always play women I would date.—Angelina Jolie
SMW Rating: Both Smart AND Sassy

mammamiastill1.jpgMamma Mia! Meryl Streep proves she’s one spicy meatball in the film version of the theatrical musical version of the hit song by the ’70s Swedish pop group ABBA. Watching Meryl Streep singing and dancing in a musical is sheer pleasure. She seems to be having the time of her life—and why not? She’s being chased by Pierce Brosnan and Mr. Darcy’s alter ego, Colin Firth.

Trivia: Meryl Streep went all the way to Stockholm to do her vocal for the song “The Winner Takes it All”—then finished it, in only one take. Talk about AWESOME. It’s another reason why we are diggin’ her as the ultimate dancin’ queen…

SMW Rating: Both Smart AND Sassy.

Accidental Husband with Uma Thurman and Colin FirthThe Accidental Husband gives Uma Thurman something she sorely deserves: a funny, romantic role opposite two leading men. Playing a radio talk show host who has everything to lose—publicly and romantically—when it comes to light that her upcoming nuptials to Colin Firth (ding, dong! Double Darcy score this summer!) are threatened by the news that she is apparently already married (thanks to a techie prank) to a beefcake fireman (Jeffrey Dean Morgan) allows our gal Uma to be soft as well as sexy.

That’s What She Said: Desperation is the perfume of the young actor. It’s so satisfying to have gotten rid of it. If you keep smelling it, it can drive you crazy. In this business a lot of people go nuts, go eccentric, even end up dead from it. Not my plan. —Uma Thurman

SMW Rating: Both Smart AND Sassy.

Now, for some hot summer topics you’ll find here at SMW:

Don’t miss Erin Donnelly’s Sizzling Guide to Summer Beauty.” It could save your skin—literally;

And if you’ve been holding off on branching out on your own, Martin Brown gives you “Five Keys for Building a Successful New Business”;

For the mommy who has to go back to work, Paula Santonocito writes about Making Your Stay-at-Home Experience Relevant;

While Dr. Susan Bartell gives you great tips on “What to Do with the Kids this Summer, on a Budget.”

After playing with the tots, though, go see a chick flick with your gal pals.

See you at the movies,

Josie Brown
SMW Relationship Editor