In the Fab Lane ~ Movie Review of ‘Sex and the City 2’

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I loved this film!  Absolutely adored it in fact, but am sad to see that it hasn’t fared well in the cinema (it comes out on DVD October 26th).  Oddly enough, it seems to be doing better worldwide than it has done in its culture of origin (more on this later).  All four of the women are back: Sarah Jessica-Parker, Kim Cattrall, Kristin Davis, and Cynthia Nixon playing the roles that made them household names.  Also along for the ride are the majority of the supporting players – you know, the men in these gals’ lives.

 

                The film opens at the wedding of Stanford Blatch (Willie Garson) and Anthony Marentino (Mario Cantone) saying their I dos with Liza Minnelli officiating.  Of course, this wouldn’t be a ‘Sex in the City’ story without Carrie wearing something completely ridiculous, which she does as Blatch’s best man.  I won’t spoil it for you, but suffice to say you will ask what was she, or Patricia Field, ‘Sex’s’ famous wardrobe mistress, thinking.  I’m going to harp on this a second longer; Jessic-Parker looked so cute in a tux, why, why, why ruin it?

 

                Building on where the last movie left off Carrie (Parker) and Big (Chris Noth) find themselves settling into life as a married couple.  Apparently, Carrie didn’t consider that she was marrying a man in his fifties when they went to the courthouse to make it all legit and now is saddled with a man who wants to spend his evenings watching TV.  Things come to a head when Big treats his bride with a one-year anniversary present of a television in the bedroom.  I know, OH-OH! 

 

                The rest of the girls are having some life changes of their own.  Charlotte (Davis) is finding out that being a perfect mother and wife doesn’t exist as she experiences the joys and downs of her expectations.  Unfortunately, she doesn’t know how to let go of her guilt for not living up to her ideal.  Miranda is having some work issues.  I should also mention that for once they (they being  Michael Patrick King, Darren Star, Sarah Jessica Parker and Patricia Field) have Miranda looking cute as if she fits into the group style wise.  I know this sounds mean, but it honestly it isn’t an attack on Cynthia Nixon as much as it is for keeping her looking so hard.  I get it that Miranda is a corporate lawyer, but really, at some point even corporate attorneys wear attractive clothes and have nice hair don’t they?   Samantha (Cattrall) is trying to be forever young and don’t we all love her for that?

 

                The girls end up vacationing together in Abu Dhabi thanks to a PR opportunity for Samantha.  There all of the characters face the issues that they have left behind in New York.  There is one great scene with Miranda coaching Charlotte about letting go of the things you can’t control as a mother.  Carrie ends up running into someone from her past and Samantha ends up shocking most of the Arab world.  All and all I thought it was a great time in the theater watching ‘Sex and the City 2’. Unfortunately, with a 100 million dollar production expense, the film didn’t meet expectations, especially in the states where it didn’t break over 100 million, however it made nearly 300 million worldwide.  Rumor has it that a third installment from this franchise won’t be made because of that, which is sad because I, and I’m sure others, have come to really love these forever Goddess girls.  

 

       

Westerfield © 2010

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