Sex and the City 2

Sex and the City 2: The gals have another fashion-fuelled 90 minutes on the silver screen. I went in expecting the worst; a gratuitous reprise at best, but was quite surprised to find that it was at least a film of two halves. The first of which was quite respectable; setting the scene again, and playing on different kinds of relationships, which most couples could relate to. There was a bunch of cameo appearances and The Irish Nanny (!!), Penelope Cruz & Kim Cattrall kept things interesting for us gents too. All was well. Unfortunately the second half in Abu Dhabi was atrocious, losing sight of everything – including what little plot and story had been developed – to focus on flogging the “Eastern values / Western values culture clash horse; the only thing holding it together was Samantha’s filthy, but funny, one-liners. The most irritating thing for me was that every single time a character cracked a ‘funny’ another would force out a terrible laugh… every damn time. Even though Sex and the City 2 was as shallow as a puddle, camper than a row of tents, and desperately milking a franchise I have to say… I… kind of… enjoyed it?! (Yes, I hate myself for typing that – Male Fail). It’s not supposed to be serious so I switched off, sat down and enjoyed it for the most part. Brownie points from my better half in the bag too.

Score: 6/10

  1. What’s this about Irish nannies?

    Also, ‘Lawrence of my Labia’ is the best tag ever.


    • Castor: I was thinking about giving it a 4, but taking into account how well it sat with me AND factoring in that I walked in wanting to hate it… A 6 was only fair. It would seem everyone else in the world is taking it far too seriously!

      S/R: Irish Nanny (Alice Eve) dominates a few scenes, her main quirk being that she doesn’t wear a bra. Cue wet T-shirt bath scene WIN for the guys. And yea, Lawrence of my Labia made me snort coke out of my mouth – best line in a film this year.


  2. Castor said:

    Knowing that you are a pretty harsh grader, this really stuns me that this got a 6 from you!!!


  3. mcarteratthemovies said:

    Wow, you were WAY more generous than I was … and I was a fan of the TV series and the first film! I rated this a solid “D” only because there was one genuinely funny exchange — Charlotte and Miranda’s tipsy rants on motherhood — and because Stanford finally found his Prince Charming. Everything about the sequel was gauche and gaudy and tasteless and — when the film moves to Abu Dhabi — offensive to Muslim culture.


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