Sex and the City 2 Review
SATC 2 Premier at Fox Studios
When you get asked to the exclusive premiere of Sex and the City 2 you pretty much clear your diary and try not to jump up and down and squeal like a twelve year old. So on a cold wintry Sydney night we shimmed on down to Fox Studios to walk the red carpet to the exclusive premiere with Jen (Hawkins not Aniston) and Megan (Gale not Fox) in attendance as well as magazine, TV and media stars too, whilst us mere mortals walked down the red carpet with our head held high knowing no was calling our names or taking photos of us. (well hopefully not anyway).
The movie opens with a hilarious flashback to the 80’s when Carrie first meets Samantha, Charlotte and Miranda. Those outfits will have you cringing at the thought of what we wore in that decade. The movie then jumps to the present, two years after the events of the first film. At the gay wedding of Carrie’s BF Stanford Blatch to Charlottes BF Anthony Marentino, where the amazing Liza Minnelli appears and blows the wedding away with a performance of Beyonce’s “Single Ladies”. Those are the best set of legs on a lady of her age in the world! Some critics have poked fun at Minnelli for agreeing to be in the movie and saying the song is all wrong for her due to her age but I thought it was one of the highlights of the film. I wouldn’t be complaining if I could still move like at 64!
The story is a little sad though, as all four chicks are still really questioning whether they are happy or not and it seems all four of them are a struggling to come to terms with the way things have turned out for them. All of them are married except Samantha, who is fighting menopause like it is cancer, and Charlotte and Miranda question how much they love being mothers, whilst Carrie and Mr Big are battling not to be a boring old married couple on the couch every night watching TV. Hard to believe I know..Don’t worry I won’t ruin it for you!
The scenery in the Middle East is amazing as are the wild and crazy outfits the girls wear but the clash of the western ways and Muslim ways seems a little over the top and almost offensive to the Arab nations. Much more interesting is the appearance of Aiden who looks amazing but obviously still smitten with Carrie, and the brief appearance of the Danish architect is worth mentioning too, once you have seen the movie you will know why.
Writer-director Michael Patrick King told Us Magazine, “I wanted it to be a big, extravagant party.” And “The whole movie is a feast for the eyes,” added producer John Melfi. Have to say the movie was fashionista heaven, SJP had over 48 costume changes and I would think that the rest of the chicks had a similar number so that is about 192 outfits to drool over over a good couple of hours.
I liked the way magazine guru Paula Joye described it “For me, what was missing from SATC2 was the 5th Lady – New York . Without her, it just wasn’t the same.” Have to agree it was fun and a bit like a school reunion with our gal pals but gosh it was a long movie at 2 hours and 22 mins!
Enjoy and tell us what you thought once you have seen it.
Shesaid Founder and Publisher