It’s been 2 years since Carrie married Big in Sex and the City movie #1, but things haven’t changed too much: Carrie and Big have moved to a more modest apartment, Charlotte is dealing with her new daughter Rose’s “terrible two’s,” Samantha is menopausal but still manages to get more action than any woman on the block, and Miranda is still a busy lawyer / mom / wife. But when Carrie’s relationship is getting tough, Miranda quits her job, and Charlotte is worried her husband is cheating on her with the nanny, Samantha score an all-expenses-paid vacation to Abu Dhabi for the girls… but that’s just where the drama starts.
2010, Starring Sarah Jessica Parker, Kristen Davis, Cynthia Nixon and Kim Cattrall
It’s a Sequel to a Sequel, What Else Can You Expect?
As a film major it seems almost sacrilegious to write a review of Sex and the City 2, but hey, I’m a girl, and I’m obsessed with the show. The first movie had its rocky moments but overall, it was a great addition to an amazing 6 season series. This movie definitely has its merits– if you’re a fan– but it has its disappointments.
First off, let’s start with the fashion– what the hell happened? I’m not sure if the wardrobe lady’s tastes changed as she got older, but on the whole, the glamorous outfits you expect from the show just weren’t there. Let’s compare:
Okay, so the fashion was a bummer. Another disappointment to me was that the movie was very 4-girl-centric. Where are all the men in this movie? You see Big a bit in the beginning and end, but I’m pretty sure that Steve and Harry don’t even have lines in the movie. One of the things I loved about the first SATC movie was that they really developed the relationships between the women and their husbands… not the case at all with SATC2. There is, however, an awkward encounter with fan-favorite lover Aiden– but Carrie’s married now– how much can happen?
Regardless, if you’re a SATC fan, you’ll definitely enjoy this movie. It’s nice to see that several years later, all of our favorite characters are still alive and well. There are some great conversations between Miranda and Charlotte about life after marriage, and you realize that the girls have finally grown up and gone from single territory to “desperate housewives” territory. So, while you can still expect the same from them, their challenges have changed. Instead of what to do about a guy who’s bad in bed, it’s now what to do when your two year-old throws tantrums every five seconds. It’s kind of fun to see that they’ve grown up (well, maybe not Samantha), because how long can you really be on the man hunt?
With the relatively disappointing box office revenues so far and the fact that the girls are pushing 50 and 60 respectively in real life (they look so amazing for their age!), I really doubt there will be a 3rd movie. While it can’t hold up to its predecessors, it’s a fun reunion.
Bottom Line: It can’t compare to it’s 5 star TV original or the previous 4 star movie, but if you like Sex and the City, you’ll be glad to have another chance to hang out with the girls. 3.5/5 stars.