Here’s my review in a nutshell: I liked it. I’d say the the first one was better, probably because the Abu Dhabi locale didn’t do anything for me (I much prefer the NYC setting), and the Carrie/Big wedding drama was so intense in the original, but the sequel was still enjoyable.

Think of it this way: when you haven’t seen friends for a while, it’s nice to just get together, even if there’s not a lot of exciting news to share. That’s what this felt like: I had missed my girls, and it was great to see them again. Although at two and a half hours, they did wear out their welcome a bit.

It’s ironic, but I kind of associate the franchise with my little girls. We’ve never had HBO, but when Frannie was born, my husband bought me a mini-TV/DVD for the nursery, and I caught up from the first episode to the last while nursing in the middle of the night. Then, the movie came out on the day Maggie was born…and I took her to the Stars and Strollers feature four days later. (Yes, that says four days. I guess it would be fair to say I’m a bit of a die-hard.)

Although I was easily distracted by the extravagance of these lifestyles that are so out of reach for me, motherhood is clearly an equalizer. When an overwhelmed Charlotte shut herself in the pantry to escape her daughters, I cried along with her. Been there, done that. Well, not exactly the same way. I rarely decorate cupcakes in my cream-coloured vintage Valentino skirt.

After this long, all of the characters feel like friends, and I can relate to each one differently – Charlotte’s style and, well, uptight nature, Carrie’s writing career* and taste for tall, dark and handsome, Miranda’s workaholism, and of course Samantha’s… um… okay, I don’t relate well to Samantha, but my sisters-in-law, who went to the movie with me, thought that Kim Cattrall stole the show. And she’s Canadian, so there’s my connection.

*Admittedly no book deals or Vogue articles for me. Yet.

If you’ve always been a Sex and the City fan, you won’t be disappointed, but if Carrie and gang have never been your cup of…Cosmopolitan, then this movie certainly won’t change your mind.

15 comments on “Sex and the City 2: My Review”

  1. Great review. I think I will wait and rent this one. I hope there is another movie and it brings them back to New York!

  2. I agree with your rating for the movie. I liked it a lot, but I too, didn't need the whole Abu Dhabi involved. I would much rather it take place in the big city!

  3. I'm still waiting to see it. It's like you said…seeing old friends again after a long absence. I'll enjoy it either way. Pam @ Sallygoodin

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