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by Roger Tennis

On CLIPS In June, 2010

Cynthia Nixon, Sarah Jessica Parker, Kim Cattrall & Kristin DavisCarrie (Sarah Jessica Parker) and the girls take a well-deserved vacation in this sequel to the popular movie and TV series.

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Carrie (Sarah Jessica Parker), Miranda (Cynthia Nixon), Charlotte (Kristin Davis) and Samantha (Kim Cattrall) are back inaction - sorry, make that "in action". Two years have passed and Carrie is bored with hubby Mr. Big (Chris Noth). Charlotte is under pressure from her kids and a sexy nanny (Alice Eve). Miranda can't get ahead at work. Enter the aging Samantha, whose PR prowess gets them a getaway vacation in Abu Dhabi. Problems are sure to follow. "Sex And The City 2" is an overlong (146 min.) and ponderous soap opera comedy - without the comedy. Director/writer Michael Patrick King delivers a plot that would just barely fill a television episode, reaching for any excuse to introduce old characters or cameo stars. John Corbett makes an appearance as Carrie's ex-flame Aidan. Liza Minnelli entertains at the gay wedding of Stanford (Willie Garson) and Anthony (Mario Cantone). There's a bit of fun in spotting luminaries like Miley Cyrus, Tim Gunn and Penélope Cruz. From a guy's perspective, I can only give points to some scenery and Samantha's playful moments. For whatever odd reason, Carrie's personality has evolved into a total witch - kind of a shrewing of the tame. But who cares. For the intended audience, the wardrobe is the star - with colorful outfits designed to cover up the girls. Strictly for the hardcore fans, "Sex And The City 2" may not be in vogue for long.

All that glitters is not gold, especially in the case of "Sex in the City 2." I’ve always been a fan of the show and was really excited to see the first movie, which I loved. Needless to say I was more than excited to see what shenanigans Carrie, Samantha, Charlotte and Miranda would get themselves into this time around.

The movie started out promising, offering up some pretty good laughs and we got to see what life was like after marriage for Mr. Big and Carrie. However, Carrie’s crankiness was a buzz kill and after a while, the film kind of fizzled out and was as dry as the desert in Abu Dhabi. I would give this movie maybe three cams for the fashion, some laughs and because…well….let’s just say Samantha is back to being herself again.


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