Friday, November 5, 2010
Directed by Michael Patrick King
Starring Sarah Jessica Parker, Kim Cattrall, Kristin Davis, Cynthia Nixon, Chris Noth, David Eigenberg, Evan Handler, Jason Lewis, Willie Garson, Mario Cantone, Art Malik, Alice Eve, Max Ryan, John Corbett, Omid Djalili, Liza Minelli, Ron White
Well, there had to be a sequel. Sex And The City has become an idea, a concept rather than just a TV show not to mention a film based on a TV show. The first film, though by no means a disaster, left no need for a sequel but now here we are just two short years later with another tale of the fantastic four from the luxury life of Manhattan. And I must admit, it could've been better but I guess it could very well have been a lot worse.
Carrie and Big have now been married for two years and the day to day life of that said relationship is bearing down on her. She misses the glamour of the nightlife and wonders why the man of her dreams settles for sitting on the couch and watching TV. Samantha is invited to a trip to Abu Dhabi where her ex is filming his new movie and she invites her three friends to tag along.
That's really pretty much all the story there is to be had. The TV show had the strength to give each of the four girls solid story lines for almost each episode throughout it's run but given the film's lengthy 146 minutes running time there really should've been more interesting shit for Miranda to do and not to be reduced to a simple comic relief. Samantha is going through menopause and though she's desperately trying to cling on to the handsome stud at the hotel, the end result just comes off as a woman on the very end of her lavish and free lifestyle. She's still having fun fucking but the reality is catching up to Samantha and like it or not, her time is almost up. The film might not give that message but it's obvious. The relationship between Big and Carrie really doesn't go anywhere where it hasn't been dozens of times before. Then again, does it really need to? I understand that some women just watch these kinds of films alone in their apartment, wearing sweatpants with a t-shirt and eating ice cream straight out of the carton. They are a substitute for romance that they don't have or have found it but it has faded. I get it and won't beat you up about it any further. Sex And The City 2 doesn't offer anything special or new to anyone familiar with the show so naturally it's been a huge hit around the world.
By the way, how in the hell did (the brilliant stand-up comedian) Ron White find his way into Sex And The City 2?! A small role, granted, but it still made my evening to see the guy.
Sex And The City - Sinkkuelämää 2 on yhtä harmitonta höpönpöppöötä kuin oli ensimmäinen elokuvakin ja siinä kai sen suurin rikos onkin. TV-sarja johon tämä kaikki perustuu oli rohkea, nokkela ja kantaaottava, kun taas siihen jatkavat elokuvat ovat tylsähköjä, pikkuhauskoja ja ennalta-arvattavia suhdedraamoja joissa vain toistetaan sarjan käyttämiä ideoita. Voisi käsittämättömän pitkän (146 min) kestoajan kai jotenkin huonomminkin viettää, mutta suosittelisin tätä silti vain SATC-faneille. Tätä leffaa katsoessa kun huomaa välillä ajattelevansa että miksi koko filmi on edes vaivauduttu tekemään, sillä se ei tuo hahmojen eikä tarinan kannalta todella mitään uutta sen säihkyvään, mutta sisältä onttoon maailmaan. Ei siis ihme että Sex And The City 2 on ollut maailman laajuinen hitti. Geez!
Sex And The City 2 at IMDb