Movie Review – Sex and the City 2 – Sarah Jessica Parker and Kim Cattrall. Comedy / Drama – About two hours long and in theaters now.
The four ladies are back with their relationships and insights into life and love. Three of them are now married and the single one is getting older. Life still has problems. Married life is sometimes boring, work hard and children can drive you nuts. There are jealousies, hot nannies and a host of other difficulties which more or less get resolved (sort of) on a trip to the Middle East. As you might expect the main theme of the movie is about relationships.
Lots of relationship talk and an avalanche of clothes and (sometimes weird) fashion and attempted insight into life and the problems we all share, But this time it is not the same as the excellent TV series. The script and plot is often contrived and embarrassing, the dialogue stupid and simplistic and the acting half-hearted. The characters were all there, but not much else was. If you liked the series you will be saddened by this caricature of the original. A bad script, poorly executed with terrible directing and actors who just weren’t all that into it. A charitable two stars for the clothes and a few good moments. Save this one for Netflix and put it on the bottom of the list.
** Two Stars – A rainy weekend afternoon rental
**** Go See it Now in the Theater!
*** See it in the theater if you like the subject or actor(s) – otherwise Netflix
** A rainy weekend afternoon rental
* One Star – Don’t See it and Warn Others!
His wife, a fashionista in her own right, gives it **-1/2 (2.5 stars) without comment.
I would love to hear your impressions of the film. Counter opinions are always welcome!