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Sex and the City 2
Monday, 31 May 2010 11:02

Sex and the City 2In Sex and the City 2 Carrie takes a vacation – she packs about a dozen designer hats and forgets her head at home. This sequel about everyone’s favourite “ladies who lunch” travels to a foreign locale to explore what Sex might be like in a different city.

It’s always fun to catch up with old friends and the cast of Sex and the City feels like just that, a gang of girls who are always there for each other and for their loyal audience. The TV series brought a lot of issues into the limelight for women who may not have otherwise talked about the ins and outs of sex (no pun intended) and the difficulties of single life.

Carrie-okeThis time Carrie (Sarah Jessica Parker) is trying to carve out her niche as a wife. She’s afraid of losing the romance with Big and becoming a “boring old married couple”, and when he gets a TV for the bedroom she totally freaks her out. After all, bedrooms are good for two things and watching TV isn’t supposed to be one of them!

Charlotte (Kristen Davis) is finding out that motherhood isn’t the dream she thought it would be; Miranda (Cynthia Nixon) is unappreciated at work; and Samantha (Kim Cattrall) is going through menopause.

The ladies need some stress relief and what’s better than a big, hot, wealthy... foreign country to cheer them up! (What did you THINK I was going to say?) So they head to Abu Dhabi for an all-expenses paid excursion.

Are those clothes a mirage?I’ve seen every episode of the TV show and I enjoyed the first movie, which is why I was disappointed by this sequel. It is over the top – I mean so far over the top that its ankles are by its ears (and not in a good way). It’s insulting to Middle Eastern women, who apparently idolize western women so much that they wear Chanel and Louboutin’s under their burqa’s.

Women will flock, and will no doubt have a fun girls night seeing this film. But that doesn’t make it a good film, and I for one wish it had been better.

INFOKERNALS:

Directed by Michael Patrick King and starring Sarah Jessica Parker.

Penelope Cruz, Liza Minnelli and Miley Cyrus all have cameos in the film.

SJP reportedly has at least 46 costume changes throughout the 146 minute film!