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Issue: 2010

Sex and the City 2 (2010) movie review

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Four New York-based women, three married and one very much on-the-prowl embark on an adventure in an expensive Arabian hotel.

146 minutes. One-hundred-and-forty-six minutes! From its opening at a 'gay' wedding, Sex and the City 2 is a film at the forefront of conspicuous consumption.

The television series make its name with (to Americans) risque subject matter and the clothes. Sex and the City 2 has one outfit after another vying for the title of the most appalling and unflattering costume. This reviewer has never seen so much tacky tat in one film.

Bizarre, unflattering and distracting, the clothes make the film that much more tasteless.

This is the film where a throng of women BELLY DANCE to the feminist theme I Am Woman.

Movie poster, Sex and the City 2, Festivale film review; 220x466

Movie poster, Sex and the City 2

Whatever positive messages might be in the film (such as the telling moment where, clad head to foot in black, the 'girls' can distinguish one another in a crowd) were drowned out by such anti-female plot points as forcing character Carrie Bradshaw to take her husband's name because it's gay wedding etiquette.

A film for the fans of the series, more of the same, as this famous group of 'professional girls' go, not quietly, into their sunset years.

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by Ali Kayn
Australian release 2010
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See also: Sarah Jessica Parker (Sex and the City 2, Mars Attacks!, The First Wives' Club)

Just the facts:

Title: Sex and the City 2 (2010)
Written by: Written by Michael Patrick King & Candace Bushnell, (characters from the book by)
Directed by: Michael Patrick King
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The Players: Sarah Jessica Parker, Kim Cattrall, Kristin Davis, Cynthia Nixon

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