If you have the ability to read, a functioning internet connection and at least a passing interest in female-focused pop culture, you’ve probably read some truly and utterly scathing reviews of Sex and the City 2. I certainly did before going to see it with my best girlfriend on Saturday night, and when you combine their description of the movie with the residual anger that I’m still having over how face-numbingly awful the first SATC movie was, my expectations were so low as to be almost nonexistent.

And then, a weird thing happened: I sorta liked it. I grinned for almost the entire two-and-a-half hours, laughed out loud on more than a few occasions, and may or may not have gasped something along the lines of “OH MY GOD IT’S THE DIOR NEWSPRINT DRESS” loud enough for several rows of women to turn around and look at me, even though I already knew that particular item was going to be in the film. And it all made me wonder – what were all of those critics so angry about anyway?

Don’t worry, there won’t be any spoilers in my review. I promise.

Let’s be clear: I have an emotional attachment to Sex and the City. I watched the series for the first time in the months before I left home for college and re-watched it dozens more times in the months after. Without the show, I don’t know if I would have made it through my first year away from home or my first real broken heart.

I’ve never met someone that could beat me at Sex and the City trivia, which is a real board game that I actually own. I wrote a 20-page research paper on gender norms in the series for one of my last classes in journalism school, which means that if it hadn’t been for Sex and the City, not only might I not have made it through my freshman year, but I quite literally might not have graduated. The way that the first movie deviated from the heart and intelligence of the show in favor of upping the Sparkly Shoe Factor made me want to punch people (and when I say “people,” I mean Michael Patrick King) in the face.

And, in fairness, there were a few loathsome things about the sequel as well. Those that criticize the film’s run time are correct to do so, as are those that find its Orientalist depiction of Middle Eastern culture offensive and lazy – it was both. The movie, set mostly in a technicolor version of Abu Dhabi that was apparently dreamed up by someone that had never been there, showcased four grown women acting like entitled, xenophobic, slightly racist a-holes and managed to validate almost every Ugly American tourist stereotype except for the old socks-and-sandals trope. If they had managed to scrap most of the trip to the UAE and cut the run time by about 45 minutes, the movie would have been infinitely better.

Parts of it, however, were still pretty great. Grown women talking intelligently to one and other about the changing face of marriage and the difficulties of modern motherhood is still a rare thing in mainstream entertainment, and both of those subjects were central themes in the film, as is the pressure often faced by those women that choose to remain childless. A lot of it may have been covered up at times by hacky slapstick and Charlotte’s inability to stay on her camel, but the serious stuff was all there, just as it would have been during the series. That any of those subjects can make it into a big-budget summer flick is something to which I’ll gladly raise my glass.

Then there’s the fact that, at it’s core, the movie was simply a lot of fun. The clothes were gorgeous (not to mention a very effective commercial for Halston), as we all knew they would be, and there were enough winks to the details of the series that any serious fan could have been easily entertained by them alone. I even like some of the things I knew I shouldn’t have – all four women got up to sing “I am Woman” at an Abu Dhabi karaoke bar and I enjoyed it, no matter how hokey it was. And Liza Minnelli doing a cover of “Single Ladies” with two Liza impersonators as backup dancers? I hope that I one day go to a gay wedding that fabulous. In its best moments, Sex and the City 2 was a high-gloss romp through a certain version of female fantasy land.

Therein lies the problem with the reviews: most of the movie reviewers out there are male. The overwhelming majority of them, in fact. Those reviewers are likely people that don’t have a personal history with these characters like the one that I shared above or the ones that most of you certainly have. There’s no recognition of the emotional significance of a particular Dior dress when they watch the film – it’s just another weird outfit from Patricia Field that seems contrived to a lot of men because it’s not the way that the women in their lives choose to dress. And those are the most reasonable of the critics – I prefer to not even mention the ones that wholeheartedly dismiss “female” problems as petty or movies designed to appeal to women as inherently awful, implying that women aren’t interesting.

As far as I can tell, though, the reason that a lot of male reviewers hated Sex and the City 2 is the exact same reason that a lot of them loved Transformers but I thought it was the worst movie that I’d ever seen in my entire life: Transformers isn’t my fantasy world. Sex and the City 2 isn’t theirs. The difference is that I don’t have the power to call their fantasy stupid in any meaningful way, yet they’ve taken every opportunity to dump on mine and disguise it as critical acuity.

Not that the movie is without major flaws – it’s far from it. I wish that the writers had depicted the women (and the Middle East) in a more positive and truthful way, and I wish that the nuance and guts that were present in the show were more often present in the films. We all know that when movie studios and big budgets get involved, however, things usually end badly, and Sex and the City 2 ended somewhat less badly than I had expected. Here’s to low expectations and pleasant surprises.

  • Annon

    I’m sorry Amanda. I love your purse reviews, but that movie was AWFUL. Corny, out-of-date, untrue to the characters, and awkward at times.

    • http://www.purseblog.com/ Amanda Mull

      I knew when I wrote this that a lot of people were not going to agree, and that’s totally fine. I’m just glad that I didn’t spend $12 and end up hating it as much as I hated the first one (which was a lot.)

  • Merve

    For the current economic climate the oppulence was a bit unnecessary…..Plus the J’adore dior tshirt and funny skirt in the souk was just so ridiculous. No one, no matter who you are would ever where that in an arabic spice market! I dont know if any of u purseblog fans noticed but i had to laugh out loud when Carrie was shopping with Samantha and she picks up what looks like a McQ or BV box clutch sees price and makes a shocked face ……however later on in the movie there is a green BV box clutch in her shoe closet! Not to mention the fact that all of the bags they carry are all quite cha ching. It seemed like they threw in a few ‘Economic Crisis’ comments for good measure right before they stepped into their Maybachs. I mean come on! Plus Abu Dhabi really? Whats that got to do with the show we love and watched thats based in NY? On a positive note i have to agree with you Amanda this movie had a few more laughs then the previous “You leave me at the altar but i’ll take u back at the drop of a hat” prequel. But it had to have laughs as without that, due to lack of plot, there would be 4 girls standing around in fabulous clothes.

    • http://www.purseblog.com/ Amanda Mull

      I agree that picking up the clutch and being shocked at the price was totally silly – these women long ago stopped being shocked at what designers are charging for handbags. I also agree about the lack of New York – the city was basically a fifth character on the show, and I missed having more of it in the film. I was never a big fan of the episodes of the series that took place in different cities, and it didn’t work any better in the movie. I hope that if they make a third one (and it’s rumored that they will), they pay attention to these sorts of criticisms from fans.

  • Handbag Lover

    I loved the first one and can’t wait to see this one, glad you enjoyed it. Now, after reading this, I am going to make it a point to check it out soon. :)

  • Allie

    I have been a huge fan of the series for as long as I can remember. It ranks up there with Friends as my top faves. So, of course I had to see the sequel on opening day. And I loved it. Like Amanda said it could been cut shorter but I laughed at all of it. Loved that a couple scenes made think of the original show. Just all in all loved it as much as I loved the first one. And to be honest, I never knew that so many people disliked the first SATC. But again, I did enjoy this movie and can’t wait for it on DVD.

  • reese

    You are right on about the male reviews! I had the same exact thought! Its like Andy Rooney reviewing Lady Gaga and wondering why she is popular or even who she is.
    I liked the opulence, the fashion and the glamor. I felt a lot like a throw back to the technicolor film during the depression and WWII: people wanted light, colorful, fluffy escapist films that didn’t need to be realistic, politically correct or deep.
    The thoughtful voice overs by Carrie on the lives of her friends and social situations were greatly lacking; that was always my favorite part.
    It could have been shorter, but I didn’t feel cheated on the price or my time and that is something I have a very hard time saying about most films out today.

  • Moonchild

    I went to see it and just absolutely loved it. :-)
    I also loved the first movie, and the whole TV series. :-) :-)

  • T. N.

    Cheap shot, Amanda — not to mention insulting to women like me who watched every episode of the show — blaming the bad reviews on men who didn’t have any context, clue, etc.

    I saw the movie, having gone in with incredibly low expectations, but loyal to a show I’d loved and was *still* disappointed (well, horrified, really) by the movie. I’m actually angry, because how disgusting and depressing this movie managed to be — how disgusting and depressing *the four girls* managed to be — has bled into and infected the show and entire endeavor for me.

    • http://www.purseblog.com/ Amanda Mull

      Let’s not take anything I said to an illogical extreme – a lot of the reviews were done by men with little context and even less appreciation for female pop culture. All of them? Of course not, and I think I made that clear. Some of the men that reviewed it liked the show and had an appreciation for the characters, and a lot of women that liked the show have very logical reasons to not like the movie (remember, I hated the first one very genuinely – I can identify with the feelings that you’re having). But that doesn’t change the fact that a large number of the reviews I read (and I read a lot of them before I wrote this) seemed to write off the film, and to a certain extent the entire franchise, as a lot of silly lady-drivel that would only appeal to people (read: women) that aren’t very smart or cultured. I find those implications offensive, and there’s a great deal of that out there.

      That has very little to do with whether or not any particular woman would like the movie. It’s a cultural issue of men dismissing female-driven entertainment as inherently silly, and I’m pretty sick of it.

  • janis

    ^^Yikes…it’s just a movie! I love the first one and can’t wait to see this. I have no expectations of it being any more than it is…

  • Davina

    I just found the movie kind of pointless…

  • mochababe73

    Alot of movie reviewers take any review too seriously. Some movies are just for mindless fun. To be honest, some people take movies too seriously.

    I tried a couple of times to watch the television show and didn’t get it. The movie happened at TJ Maxx on dvd for $4.99. So, I thought, why not? If I didn’t like it, I was only out five bucks.

    I loved the movie! Of course I cant’ gauge it from a regular viewer perspective because I didn’t watch the serious. Just as a chick flick, I thought that it was great, and I REALLY hate chick flicks. Like I said, mindless fun.

  • Valentina

    Hey I’m a woman and I reviewed it, too
    http://www.tinymixtapes.com/film/sex-and-city-2

  • bisbee

    I loved it. It was FUN! Did I think a lot of it was stupid…especially parts set in Abu Dhabi? Yes – especially Samantha’s antics. No matter – I loved the show, loved the first movie, loved this one – mainly because I love the characters! DH went with me – he loved it too. We both walked out smiling!

    Of course…the first time I had DH over for dinner soon after I met him, and I turned on the TV to a re-run of SATC, and he told me not to change the channel…well, that sort of sealed the deal for me!

  • Anna Cooperberg

    I really liked the movie! I went to see it mostly because of the fashion, but I ended up liking a lot of aspects of the movie (except the portrayal of Abu Dhabi… eek!) Otherwhise, though, I enjoyed it immensely. In my opinion, Samantha totally stole the show :)

  • Mary

    I agree with others, it is cheap and unfair to say that even a few of the male reviewers didn’t like the movie because of their maleness. This is particularly unfair given that you yourself state many, many, many valid reasons to dislike the movie. Going after their maleness was a cheap shot and I am dissappointed Amandal, I would have expected better from you.

    • http://www.purseblog.com/ Amanda Mull

      I’d ask you to read some of the reviews to which I’m referring (for starters, this one: http://blogs.mirror.co.uk/the-ticket/2010/05/film-review-sex-and-the-city-2-1.html – The reviewer explains why it’s stupid and then concludes by saying that all women will obviously love it but men will be able to recognize how horrible it is). I was frankly surprised by how many of them added in a healthy dose of sexism along with the valid reasons to not like the movie. Criticizing them for doing so isn’t a cheap shot – it’s a criticism that needs to be made, and we need to be asking why such a large majority of reviewers are male in the first place. Female critical voices are largely marginalized, and that becomes all too apparent when it comes time to review a movie that’s so totally aimed at female audiences. There were male critics that gave the movie a fair shot, and I don’t deny that, but the ones that didn’t need to be criticized for the crass, sexist avenue that they chose to take.

      • Marla

        I totally agree..

      • mary s

        I think you should have used this link in your original post…
        so this is a sample of the reviews i read:
        http://rogerebert.suntimes.com/apps/pbcs.dll/article?AID=/20100525/REVIEWS/100529986

        nor do i think trash like sex and the city 2 needs defending. it is unpleasant and unenjoyable for all the reasons YOU YOURSELF mentioned. but what seems to really be the problem is not the maleness of the guys whose reviews you linked to, because as i have posted maleness does not need to lead to a-hole ness. indeed i dont think the “reviews” you mentioned are anything like maleness, they are jerks. jerks who went, as jerks often do, too far.

        but because they went that far does not mean you should go to extremes with them, and even imply that their “review” has anything to do with their maleness, which they seem to have very little of, but with their a-hole ness which they have in spades. it is cheap, and they are also. but as a woman, i have more respect for myself than to align myself with this “film” nor do i take kindly to the idea that such nonsense is indicative or even reasonable representation of a woman’s film. movies like this do not make me want to read a review about from a “womans point of view” they make me wonder how this crap got made in the first place. this is just insipid crap, and its not a “woman’s film” its a craptasic film.

        to be fair i like my share of craptasic films. but i dont defend them, i know they are craptasic, and some of the crappy movies like are endearing because of their crappyness (booty call for example) and reviewers have valid reason to dislike them.

  • Pamela

    Wow, I’m kinda shocked at a lot of people’s reactions on here! Honestly…I really liked it! I laughed out loud at few things and I loved seeing the fashions and crazy jewelry. I do think though they are making it a little extreme now, and these women are getting much older… supposedly they have so much money and they made it seem like they couldn’t afford certain things yet there was the crazy designer stuff they were buying and wearing.

    I have a close attachment to Sex and the City 2 as well and I hope there will be a third one! And as for transformers, I loved that too! Lol.

  • T. N.

    I think it’s disingenuous to paint the incredibly harsh reviews as being driven by a blanket antipathy towards women-centered movies, issues, whatever.

    Fact of the matter is, many women (hello everyone!) thought the movie was horrible. At least some of these women (hello again!) think there are other movies dealing with women’s issues that are not horrible. Some are even good. This was not one of them.

    So I really dislike equating “the movie sucked” reviews with alleged “they must hate lady stuff” attitudes. It’s not only a disservice to the male reviewers, but to the female viewers who think it was awful, insulting, depressing, etc. And if we’re worried about the relative power of female vs. male reviewers, I’d humbly submit that the answer to that is for women to thoughtfully engage with the reviewing process. *Not* to pretend that the men who have (and end up disliking movies that particular woman may have liked) are driven by some desire to trash women-focused movies simply because they’re women-focused, as opposed to because some of them — like some of those geared towards men (Transformers anyone?) — are garbage.

    • http://www.purseblog.com/ Amanda Mull

      I still think that there’s a huge discrepancy that’s being overlooked, however – male-focused “escapism” is looked at as a cherished part of our film culture, while movies that provide the same thing for women are often treated much more harshly. “Chick flicks” are among the most reviled in the entire film industry while huge budgets are poured in to making things explode all summer long, ever year.

      I don’t think that male reviewers are consciously driven by any untoward desire to hate on female culture, but I think that it’s something that pop culture not only permits, but encourages, sometimes to the point where it’s not even seen for what it is any longer. I have read few reviews where the critic can help himselves but to criticize how *girly* the film is, even in an oblique way, and that’s a lazy and unfair thing to attack about it. There are plenty of other things to discuss in the film. For what it’s worth, many of the female-written reviews that I’ve read (especially the scathing ones, honestly), were much more insightful about the movie’s issues, and I would posit that’s because women have less of a socialized bias against female-focused pop culture and were perhaps able to get past that trope more easily.

      I want to add that I appreciate the thoughtful comments left by everyone – particularly those that don’t agree with me. I was hoping that posting this would spur intelligent conversation about the film, something that I think has been sorely lacking, and I’m glad that women have come out to talk about it.

      • mary s

        this is a great post Amanda!!! i really liked it, and i agree with you that there is a double standard. my issue, i am sure others as well is that SATC 2 is crappy. therefore its a not an ideal place to begin a discussion about this double standard in film making and reviewing. my partner and i were taking about the way in which movies with most black casts by black producers and directors and writers, particularly comedies, also get this treatment, meanwhile crap like avatar, gets Oscar nominations…

  • T. N.

    Sorry, just to be clear: what I am trying to say is I’d rather have a debate about the actual issues the critics are trashing the movie for than evade that discussion for one about “it must just be they hate women/women’s issues.”

    Of course it’s clear that some people subscribe to the “it’s just a movie!” philosophy, but that wasn’t your (Amanda’s) initial take, so I’m leaving that aside. (Also, because I don’t agree with that philosophy =)

  • amy

    While it took me several times to watch the SATC movie to enjoy it. But thats thanks to my Grandpa, thats right, Pappy! Who enjoyed the series so much, when the movie came out on DVD he was the first to buy it. So when he would watch it, and he would watch several times, .. i grew to like it.

    Also when i go the movies its to escape reality. SATC is a female fantasy world, totally agree with that statement, and i do agree that the director could have been more PC in the arabic world and culture, However because it is a movie, i dont examine the cost of the gowns, shoes and purses. I know they are worth more than ill ever make in a lifetime, but its a movie, so of course its going to be extravagent from the “all expense paid trip to UAE” to the expensive shoes or bags. But thats the best part, its not realistic. For 2 hours i can forget things and escape into Carrie’s world or whatever im watching.

  • http://www.purseblog.com/ Megs Mahoney Dusil

    To be honest, I have not seen the movie yet but have read a bunch of reviews. My take on what Amanda said simply was referring to the fact that men do not understand women at times and vice versa. Everyone will have a different take on the movie, what it means to them, how it portrays women/men, and that is ok.

    Thanks for the comments to everyone – it is interesting to read and I’m looking forward to finally seeing the movie myself and seeing what I think about it!

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  • Marla

    I saw it last night and actually agree with almost everything Amanda said…I read the reviews, expected to not like it and actually really loved it! Did not like the first one, I thought the first one was much more depressing…I thought it was refreshing to see a “fantasy” type movie not dwelling on the recession…It almost felt like hope…

  • Isis

    While I agree that most male reviewers aren’t going to give this movie a fair shot, I can’t say agree or even can condone this film as anything close depicting or supporting modern feminism. While the movie was very funny at times and the clothing/accessories were everything I would expect from the SATC franchise, Michael Patrick King writes these women in these parts of their lives as facile characterizations of types instead of genuine woman. The point of view is clearly of someone who has not been married or been a parent and the movie is sorely lacking because of it. Frankly, with SJP as a producer I’m surprised she wouldn’t step in and try to add some realism and continuity to these beloved characters.

  • SM

    Incredibly offensive to another culture, unrealistic styling, and ironically offensive to women.

  • Megan

    I just got back an hour ago from watching it. I forced my girlfriend to watch it who hasn’t really seen that many episodes and she fell asleep during the entire movie. I laughed during the movie, I adore Charlotte her faces are hilarious, the best part of the movie was the hour for them to pack. LOL! But culturally the movie was insulting to the middle east, out of touch of reality, and all together just girly porn. I’m not upset I paid the money to watch it, was glad I saw it, but the movie cannot stand up to any analyzation so I wouldn’t bother even trying in good or bad light. It’s just fluff, fun fluff.

  • suz

    0idn’t see the movie…probably won’t until it drifts across my vison while channel surfing. But, Amanda, beside being highly amusing and inciteful on the RHO blogs, you are articulate and thoughtful and have initiated an interesting dialogue in this blog. Thanks for maintaining the English language for those of us who can’t read rambling commentaries full of 4′s and u’s, etc.

  • hannah

    i def agree with your stance on this blog. i watched the tv show SATC and it got me through the rough patches of college, so i can definitely feel a longterm nostalgia with the show. i have every season on dvd, have watched them countless times, and bought the first movie, which i actually loved. carrie screaming at big in the road after he left hte wedding and hitting him with her bouquet makes me cry every time, and charlotte having baby rose, and jennifer hudson all made my love for the movie. however i do agree with you about the 2nd one, i loved the first half of it with the gay wedding and liza minelli and all the girls eating together and talking about their lives, and omg i squealeddddd when carrie came out in her dior newsprint dress!!! it was like the tv series all over again, if just for a moment.
    but once the trip to abu dhabi started i felt the movie went downhill. new york city is like the 5th character in the movie and i wished they would’ve incorporated it more instead of being away at a wedding and then in the middle east.
    however the fact that they can have a popular movie and still talk about less popular topics such as the difficulties of being a mom, and quitting jobs that only give respect to men, and couples that are always hated on for not wanting kids. any other show doing that would’ve be nixed immediately, but the fact that they do it speaks volumes on the show’s following.

  • Chris

    The styling is unrealistic – but hey, it is SATC – and therefore dreamland and that is wonderful. Actually, I would expect nothing less from the film.
    But it insulting and ignorant to another culture and in a very strange way it is insulting to women.
    I loved – LOVED – the TV show. But I hate the movies.

  • Tiffany

    OMG! I just watched the first SATC on satellite tv like last week! I wondered to myself why I never watched the show? Or why I never watched the movie sooner? I really liked it, and almost went over the Memorial wknd to see SATC2..but am holding out for Russel Brand’s movie..this Friday. I did love spotting all the designer duds in the movie and handbags..wasn’t a huge fan of the LV..SJP gave Louise though.. (from SATC)

  • Ping

    Amanda, I normally love your reviews…but let’s put it this way, I rather see Shrek the fourth installment with my kids again rather this piece of you know what (and as a mother of 3 young children, i have seen way too many cartoons). Let me qualify, I also have loved the SAC series and liked the first movie..in fact, i have many of the same bags as Carrie Bradshaw before Sex and the City became famous… ..This lame movie lacked plot, any meaningful dialogue and even any great clothes (w exception of the Julien MacDonald (sp?) dress on Miranda aka Cynthia Nixon. I don’t want to give any plot away, but I had waited eagerly to see the movie and felt i needed a refund after sitting thru 2 and half hours, keeping on expecting it to get better. The Liza Minelli number was the highlight of the movie. I read the reviews AFTER i saw the movie and have to agree with both male and female reviews that this movie simply stunk and an insult to women everywhere (and no i’m not a feminist).

  • noirpur

    i definitely love the movie, i agree with how ridiculous she looked in the zac posen skirt and dior t-shirt, but the movie was funny !! maybe as an arab i did understand the arabic part which made it even funnier ! but we cant say it is a bad movie !!! i wouldn’t love it if it was full of drama ! who want to see people fighting !! and i dont actually care if there was no plot ! did you watch the series ? it is almost the same ! it is for women to laugh ,stare at the clothes (which was satisfying) and think how everything in life is easy !

    why make it a big deal ! its just a funny movie !

    • Chris

      Hi there,
      I think I have to disagree here. The series was funny, hilarious, fashionable – and definitely made life look easy. However, it was also very intelligent: each show had usually a topic, and each of the 4 women had a different point of view, a different approach. And it was okay to have a different view – the others would often tolerate it. And the viewer could see for themselves, which point of view was right for them. I think this helped a lot of us women through life.
      And now I look at the movies, I see 4 women, and I wonder if they had a partial lobotomy.

      And Amanda, I usually love your reviews and believe me, I think you are thoughtful and funny, but this time it is a bit too easy to say oh the reviews were written by men and they do not get it anyway. I know quite a few women who do not like the movies.

  • mary s

    Amanda, i thought about you when i read this review. i think this really gets to heart of all the things you were trying to say.
    http://www.nytimes.com/2010/06/06/movies/06dargis.html?hp

    enjoy!

  • Kimberly

    For me, the tv series ended so perfectly that I knew there was not much more that a movie could accomplish. I love four-star movies – and Roger Ebert is usually my go-to critic – but I also love predictable romantic comedies (along with cheesy blockbusters like Iron Man or Transformers) for pure escapism. The two SATC movies served that purpose for me – just a fun night out. And I did appreciate that they sprinkled in a few deeper topics – in both. I think both of the movies were simply about not worrying about what everyone else has to say about your life choices, your wedding, the number of kids you have, your relationship, etc. – - that it is okay to make your own rules, as Carrie would say. People have these predisposed conditions about what the “perfect” life is, and they can’t handle it when others don’t want to follow those rules. I love that Carrie has always been one to challenge that mindset.

    As far as their behavior in the Middle East, that is Samantha! She does what she wants, and most of the time she ends up making a fool of herself (who can forget the Fendi fiasco at the Playboy mansion!). That is what is so endearing about these women (especially Samantha, she’s my fave). They are smart and successful, but like everyone else, they make mistakes. Like everyone else, they have relationships that don’t work out, times they wished they weren’t parents or vacations that go from pure opulence to total nightmares because of lost passports, shady vendors or humid weather.

  • 19yearslater

    In defense of Sex and the City 1- I loved this movie. I loved how much Carrie acted like a writer, I loved the involvement of all four women’s families, I loved the heartbreak, and I tear up every time I watch Carrie gifting Louise with Louis Vuitton. I enjoyed the second movie. Just not as much as I love the first. As other commenters have said, I miss the City. It was, in my opinion, more fluff. But I certainly had a good time and would not review it poorly because it was what I expected. Plus, the cameos were great- Liza, Miley, and Tim!

  • BB

    In my opinion Sex and the City 2 is kinda more entertaining than the Sex and the City especially when Samantha’s birkin was teared! I love how she express herself….” Its a condom! I have xxx…..xxxx you! Hahaha, thats the most funniest part! I love it so much!

  • hannah

    i can’t agree more. SATC2 to me is better than the first instalment – likely because I hated the first one so much, but just like you, I giggled through the whole show! I love to watch their conversations :)

  • An4

    Amanda, I didn’t want to read your review before seeing the movie. I did last night, well – you said it all, great review.
    I didn’t like Carrie in this one, but it was better and more fun than the SATC. I won’t go into deep analysis of stereotypes because I think this movie has an imaginary universe of its own, and it’s probably unbearable without the willing suspension of disbelief. I wish people could understand that.

  • Tash

    are you serious?? the central theme of motherhood was discussed seriously?? get out of here. it was a joke! and i’m not even a mother! to me, that movie was an insult to the tv show. all characters (except for samantha) immatured away from their original characters so much, i felt like leaving the cinema. i was disappointed with the first one so much that i didn’t want to see the second one, but unfortunately i was made to. and honestly, i would rather watch transformers over SATC movies any day!

  • lauren

    i thought it was a cute light movie to go see with girlfriends on a friday night!…what it was made to be….

    i love the series deeply, but take the movie for what it was made to be

  • Tracey G.

    man, i miss this series (ipad)

  • Tracey G.

    wow, loved this series (ipad)

  • Tracey G.

    soo missing this show, it was hilarious (ipad)

  • Tracey G.

    love carrie! (ipad)

  • Tracey G.

    love the cast (ipad)

  • Tracey G.

    didnt love this movie but I think the show is so funny (ipad)

  • Tracey G.

    i think another movie is coming out (ipad)

  • Tracey G.

    wow, love sex and the city, fun (ipad)

  • Tracey G.

    did not like this movie, it was overdone (ipad)

  • Tracey G.

    wish this was still airing (ipad)