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Hell = Sex & The City 2

Sex And The City 2
Written and directed by Mathew Patrick King
Starring Sarah Jessica Parker, Kristen Davis, Cynthia Nixon, Kim Cattrall
* / 4

I rarely get out to the movies but that doesn’t mean I don’t see a lot of them – thank God for TiVo! It takes something special for me commit to a movie nowadays.
And so we – “we” are our very own Carrie, Samantha, Miranda and Charlotte, by the way – made a night of it. Dinner first and we had a blast as time flew by talking about “sex in this city” amongst ourselves. And then it was off to watch the DVD of the movie. Actually, our “Miranda” left after dinner (a 10 p. m. movie viewing during a work week is just too much for “her”). I’ll just let you guess which of the remaining three characters I am.
Two minutes in, I whispered to my friends, “Well, so far so good.” They agreed.
Unfortunately, I spoke too soon. Yes, I did think it was ominous that the subtitles sparkled like diamonds. I wondered, maybe this one might be a tad overproduced. Well, that’s an understatement.
If tacky weddings, Liza Minnelli impersonating her mother, three wardrobe changes each on a plane, sex and everything but the city (New York) are your thing, run out and see this movie. If not, cherish the memories of the television series, even the first movie. An episode of Murder She Wrote in its final season was better written than this drivel – and that’s saying a lot.
I couldn’t wait until it was over. If I hadn’t planned on writing a review, I would have walked out. Yeah, there was a good, heartfelt scene between Charlotte and Miranda near the end but by then I didn’t really give a sh*t.
And here I’d been saying all week, “It’s not like we’re going for the plot. Hello, there will be scores of wardrobe/costume changes.” I can’t believe it, but it got sickening watching Carrie complain about anything as her dizzying amount of wardrobe changes matched the number of whining moments. Near the end I said out loud, “Sarah Jessica Parker is the worst thing about this movie!” and no one threw their pumps at me. Imagine that!
I actually don’t blame the performers for this movie. The talent is there and SJP has it to spare. But the script let them down. Sex & The City I was Masterpiece Theatre next to this sequel.
Like I said, the joy of TiVo. It may be 2 a.m., but I need to watch something with good writing to help me recover from this evening.
Arrested Development anyone?

Donald D’Haene is a Huffington Post Blogger, an author (Father’s Touch, fatherstouch.com), Online Theatre Editor of beatmagazine.ca and was one of the male Survivors on the Oprah 200 Survivors Episode of The Oprah Winfrey Show, November 2010.

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