Who would have thought that a TV series back in 1998, would have been transported to the big screen with ease 10 years later and have fans eagerly awaiting the second blockbuster. Dedicated fans of the first Sex and the City will be thrilled that this time round the movie is more lavish, luxurious, grand and very glamorous.
Writer and director, Michael Patrick King, takes all the characters on different journeys, dealt with ease, fun and intelligence. Samantha (Kim Cattrall) has to deal with menopause, Carrie (Sarah Jessica Parker) the normality of married life and relationship turmoil, Miranda (Cynthia Nikson) the angst of work and life balance and Charlotte (Kristen Davis) struggles with being the perfect wife and motherhood.
There’s a nostalgic flashback to the 80s in Manhattan, New York where the girls first met. With fabulous cameos from Liza Minnelli and Miley Cyrus. The film is much funnier than the first one, it’s punchier and full of great one liners; its city gals meets Eastern promise adventure road movie.
Wth a global recession still taking hold, the movie is the perfect distraction to reality of life. Take four cocktail sipping pals with their Western society lifestyle and mix it with traditional Muslim culture, and what emerges is not only a fun film, but one where escapism is definitely on the agenda.
As half way through the film the story gets transported from New York to the Middle East- Adu Dhabi where Western liberation and Conservative Eastern culture clash and create some hiliarous chaos for the characters and its where all fashionistas will just love the fabulous costumes and the breathtaking views. So it’s over the top with its exquisite locations and amazing costume changes for Carrie, 42 at the last count, stunning maxi dresses, hats, wraps, scarves, designer bags, big jewellery, it’s basically Manolo Blahnik shoes meets Burka cloaks, but amazingly it works.
Their camaraderie is stronger than ever when Carrie meet Aidan and needs the gals advice, Miranda needs to decide if she’s cut throat enough for the legal profession, Charlotte learns that it’s not all a bed of roses being a mother, because she has family and emotional issues to confront and the only thing that is on Samantha’s mind is men, sex and dealing with life changing hot flushes. But all the subjects are dealt with in an intelligent manner and diehard fans can relate to them.
Sex And The City2, is fresh, funky, vibrant and a feel good movie, it will have you laughing out loud and it oozes glamour and extravaganza.