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28th May
2010
written by Adam

The beloved foursome, Carrie (Sarah Jessica Parker), Charlotte (Kristin Davis), Miranda (Cynthia Nixon), and Samantha (Kim Cattrall) are back together again. Last we saw the ladies their lives were all getting back on track and off to great adventures. Now two years later the four regroup to share the woes of motherhood, job stresses, relationship gripes, and the hurdles of menopause, all while placed in picturesque Abu Dhabi. But how will the gang handle themselves in a different and considerably more conservative culture? Now years since the first show ever aired on HBO, there seems to be little left for the actors to explore as fresh character development, a pattern that carries over to the rest of the screenplay as well. The end result is a storyline that just kind of sits there like a lump, we get an exotic location and that’s cool, but nothing really seems to happen. The jokes are there, the fashion is there, the girls are there, but the overall magic, well, it’s just not there. Does this make for a bad film, not necessarily, but it doesn’t make for a great film either. A few kitchey moments also stick out like sore thumbs and should have perhaps been left on the cutting room floor, I’m thinking a karaoke scene and a final showdown with a mob of angry Arabs in particular; that might have brought the runtime to something a little less stinging than the already long 2 hours and 26 minutes. Maybe a matinee for the ladies, Sex and the City 2 is rated R.

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