Featuring the old gang of Carrie, Miranda Charlotte and Samantha, this film takes us along with the girls to Abu Dhabi, where Samantha’s ex is creating a new film. As dazzling as the first Sex and the City, the girls are looking well, although time has begun to age them.
Carrie is still looking smokin’ hot in her designer clothing and shoes, but there is one thing missing – her single life column writing. Carrie is married to Big, which happened in the first full-length film in case you missed it. Big and Carrie are carrying on with their boring, unfulfilled life, or at least Carrie thinks so. Big is perfectly content staying home and watching television with his beautiful wife. Sarah Jessica Parker, who I might add, plays the part perfectly, plays Carrie.
Kim Cattrall is seen, once again, as the playful, sexy, have sex with anything that moves Samantha Jones. This time, however, we see Samantha going through menopause, abiding faithfully by Suzanne Somers book on how to survive the menopause phase. When her natural pills are taken by airport security, she is left with eating as many yams as she can get her hands on to fill the hormone needs. Her character tends to be a bit over the top in this film, leaving a bit of disappointment in the hearts of her fans.
Cynthia Nixon is seen as the Miranda Hobbes character again, but this time hubby and son are left home as she sees the foreign environment with her friends. As a lawyer, she finds herself fighting a boss, catering to his every whim and text, trying to please him in every way she can. He interrupts her ideas and thoughts, using her as more of a gopher rather than a colleague. She has finally had more than enough and quits after letting him know how she feels.
Kristin Davis plays Charlotte York Goldenblatt. As a mother, she is about to lose her cool with a crying, whining baby that won’t let her mother go. With the constant crying, Charlotte finally finds herself in a closet, sobbing and feeling guilty. Ah, but she has hired a nanny, that is both beautiful and large breasted. Charlotte hasn’t given a second thought to the sexy nanny until her friend Samantha opens her mouth to make a comment about the larger breasts and the hubby that Charlotte loves. Of course, we see many scenes to make you wonder about the nanny and hubby in Charlotte’s life, which makes her a bit hesitant to take the trip with the girls. However, she does end up going.
The four women do what these four New York women do – go in style. With extravagant glittery outfits packed, they head for the desert sand, camels and hunky men that are hired to cater to their every whim. Massages, forty thousand star hotel (just kidding) and swimming pools are there to delight, please and tease these four best friends.
The movie had a great cast, as these four normally show us, although the movie had a big chance to create some great funnies, but was a bit of a let down. Three are married, two have babies at home and one is off on a rampage about being in menopause. While some parts were funny, the women are cute, as usual but the whole thing was lacking. Lacking in their single life, dating experiences and break-ups. Lacking in the whole “four single women out on the town” New Yorker attitudes. Although I do love them all, they lost that luster that seems to come with being single and having a blast together as friends.
The women are certainly gaining years in real life, so we can’t pretend they’re not in the movies either, I guess. All four have certainly packed on the past couple of years that they were during the first movie. They remain beautiful still, but are not the four “who cares let’s have a blast” women they used to be.
I give the movie a rating of good, but not excellent simply because I miss the premise of the story in the first place. I liked seeing four women enjoying the single life!