I’d like to say how much I enjoyed Sex and the City 2, that the storyline was captivating and I was envious of all the beautiful dresses, but the film disappointed me.
From the start SATC2 was unbelievable with the two gay characters who despised each other in the series now getting married, Miranda agreeing to give up her job as partner at her law firm and Carrie quitting her newspaper column to write a book about marriage entitled I do, Do I?
The relationship between the girls also seemed strained and distant and some of the characters had lost personality traits that made them so popular in the series.
The highlight of the film as always was the girls’ wardrobes which celebrated the characters individuality. From the ridiculous full skirt and Dior t-shirt worn by Carrie while shopping at the spice souk, Samantha’s tight fitting gold bandage dress for Smith Gerald’s premiere, to Miranda’s tribal jumpsuit and Charlotte’s royal blue embellished frock.
While the film was at times entertaining and comical and dealt with real issues, it was shrouded by the characters disrespect of Muslim beliefs and culture while holidaying in Abu Dhabi with their revealing outfits and actions that ridiculed Muslim laws.
I never expected the film to live up to the television series but watching the two and a half hour film was painful at times and failed to capture my full attention. Never did I think that my own life would appear more glamorous and interesting than the girls from SATC who in the second film swap wild nights out for karaoke bars and black and white movies.