DIANNE BUTLER OUT OF THE BOX
OK, this isn’t Sex and the City. It’s not even before Sex and the City. It’s based on a book. So just forget everything you know and think of it as a whole new show. It’ll be easy, because apart from the name, nothing else is the same. Anna Sophia Robb doesn’t look like Sarah Jessica Parker. She doesn’t smoke. She’s a virgin. She’s got one sister. She’s at school but already moving in a fast Manhattan crowd, thanks to her new friend Larissa. Her clothes are ugly — it’s 1984, so everyone’s are. Yes, 1984. Which means this Carrie is also younger than she would be if she was the other Carrie.