Movie Review: Sex in the City 2 (2010)
The girls are back in town in Sex in the City 2, featuring - among other attractive stars - Sarah Jessica Parker, that woman who appears to be the perfect cross-over between a seductress and a horse.
This silly and superficial ensemble is almost sure to disappoint even the most adoring fans, with its sluggish and weak-as-soup storyline that never alleviates the painfully slow pacing.
There are guest appearances by Miley Cyrus and Ron White, but all the star power in the eastern hemisphere wouldn't stop this film from needing to be cut into fourths to make watching it more endurable.
Watch and you're sure to be annoyed by crying babies, women who don't know what they want, girl spats, bouncing nannies without bras, suspicions of infidelity, and frivolous wardrobe changes with almost every scene.
Many segments of the film could have been salvaged with some trimming, but when Samantha (Kim Cattrall) gets her girlfriends an all-expense-paid trip to Abu Dhabi, the women meet charming men who are surprisingly fond of western women—with everybody speaking English who needs to.
The first film, though imperfect, was at least engaging and managed to scrape up some measure of meaningfulness, but this addition is only a shade above a superficial strike-out.
Grade: D+ (1 ½ stars)
Rated: R (for strong sexual content and language)
Director: Michael Patrick King
Summary: While wrestling with the pressures of life, love, and work in Manhattan, Carrie, Miranda, and Charlotte join Samantha for a trip to Morocco, where Samantha's ex is filming a new movie.
Starring: Sarah Jessica Parker "Carrie Preston," Kristin Davis "Charlotte Goldenblatt," Cynthia Nixon "Miranda Hobbes," Kim Cattrall "Samantha Jones," David Eigenberg "Steve Brady," Evan Handler "Harry Goldenblatt," Jason Lewis "Jerry 'Smith' Jerrod"
Genre: Comedy / Drama / Romance