Ladies, retire your Cosmopolitans and put the stilettos back in the closet because Sex And The City 2 marks the end of an era. Sadly, HBO’s favorite foursome don’t go out with a bang. Other than their fabulous array of designer clothing, Sarah Jessica Parker, Kim Catrall, Kristin Davis, and Cynthia Nixon do little to keep the audience aroused.
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- Director: Michael Patrick King
- Writers: Michael Patrick King, Candace Bushnell (books)
- Producers: Michael Patrick King, Sarah Jessica Parker
- Cast: Sarah Jessica Parker, Kim Catrall, Cynthia Nixon, Kristin Davis
It’s been two years since Carrie and Big tied the knot and Anthony and Stanford are next in line. Now that every major character aside from Samantha has graduated from single life, she suggests that the girls join her on a business trip to the Middle East – all expenses paid. Charlotte is stressed with motherhood and threatened by the “hot” nanny, Miranda has just quit her job at the law firm, and Carrie is smelling a little boredom on Big’s side of the bed. The change of scenery inspires adventure, dramatics, and obviously a fashion frenzy.
- Location: The film is entitled Sex And The CITY, not Sex And The Middle East. Carrie, Samantha, Miranda, and Charlotte are nothing without that New York energy. The city plays such a prominent role in the lives of these women that removing it from the film removes the flare and vivacity that made the television series a phenomenon and these characters so iconic.
- No Spark: The seemingly effortless chemistry that existed between these four women felt totally exhausted, and each of them seemed devoid of character in general. The performances were awkwardly forced and the usual spunk and distinction these women used to possess felt very contrived. Parker, Catrall, Nixon, and Davis have undoubtedly outgrown these roles.
- Unnecessary: The last film didn’t call for an extension of any sort, so a second film seemed unnecessary in general. This movie didn’t enhance these women or their stories in anyway – it just felt like excess garbage and an opportunity for the studio to make more money.
- Fashion: Laugh at me, but the wardrobe choices were incredible. No surprise there.
Fans of the series and first film will be incredibly disappointed with this sequel. Sorry, but it’s the truth.
Sex and the City 2 debuts in theaters on May 27, 2010.
Are you planning on seeing Sex and the City 2 this holiday weekend?