Sex And The City 2 Movie Review

May 28, 2010

I've been a fan of Sex and the City since it was airing on HBO. I have all 6 seasons on DVD and own the commemorative book chronicling the whole series. My girlfriend and I were of the many fans who couldn't wait for the first movie to come out. We liked it, but neither of us thought it was as good as it should've been. With it's primary storyline being Big freaking out and jilting Carrie right before she walked down the aisle, SATC 1 was full of the drama the show was known for, but didn't have a lot of the comedy it's also known for. SATC2 was the opposite- heavy with the comedy and lighter with the drama. Between the lackluster reviews I've been reading about and the common thread of sequels rarely being liked, I was prepared for disappointment. I'm happy to say I wasn't and I LOVED the movie! We both had a great time- as did everyone else in our theatre. Personally, I think it was better than SATC 1.

SATC 2 was funny and felt more like an extension of the show. Samantha is still the one who's fighting the aging process every step of the way- no matter how many pills and creams it takes. (In the movie you actually find out her age.) Her battle with menopause was hilarious and my favorite storyline in the movie. Charlotte is still the one who's dealing with the difference between reality and the dream she pictured in her mind. She now has the "perfect" family, but it's a lot harder than she thought it would be. One scene has her so overwhelmed that she hides in the pantry to cry. (I have been there and done that many times.) Miranda is still trying to balance family life and career life. A struggle that hits home when her son has a big day that she has to miss. Carrie is trying to keep the "sparkle" in her marriage to Big of two years and with different personalities. For the most part, these are struggles and battles the characters dealt with during the show's run on HBO. It was nice to see the movie staying true to the characters and consistent to their issues.

The best parts are all with them in Middle East. Once they arrive, the good times do as well. From Samantha having her pills confiscated upon arrival to the karaoke singing (My girlfriend thought it was cute), the laughs keep coming. Miranda's way of loosening Charlotte up enough to vent how hard it is to be a mom ("Take a sip") was funny! Poor Charlotte gets her feelings out, but gets drunk in the process.

I thought the wedding between Anthony and Stanford was beyond over the top. Between the all male choir signing show tunes prior to the ceremony to Liza Minelli conducting the ceremony, it was one extravagance after another. It had a fitting ending with Liza singing and dancing to Beyonce's "All The Single Ladies'. She was dancing with two dancers who were probably half her age and was able to keep up pretty well. It was good to see her able to pull it off, but there was also something really odd about it, too.

I also had an issue with Aiden's roll in the movie. I didn't like that there was no resolution to his role in the movie. While he's in this movie for more time than the last, it still kind of ended abruptly. I know he wasn't meant to play a big role in the movie, but I felt like he was there and then he wasn't. They could've put some closure there.

I'd definitely go see the movie again in the theatre. I had a great time and almost felt like I was watching the series again. I think I got my money's worth with this movie. There is so much I left out so I wouldn't spoil anything!!

Rating: See It In The Theatres & DVD/Blu-ray worthy


The Queen B on May 29, 2010 at 12:04 AM said...

Great review, babe!
As you know, I never followed the series but this sounds like a lot of fun especially for true fans of the characters. Muah!

Irena @ This Miss Loves to Read on May 29, 2010 at 2:30 AM said...

Great review!!! I was not a regular follower of the series, but I love the girls and I liked the first movie, so I'll see this one.

Jen on May 29, 2010 at 4:25 PM said...

I loved the series! I didn't expect to, but I really liked the movie. If you guys see it, I hope you like it, too.

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