Directed by Michael Patrick King, the sequel to Sex and The City from the original TV series proves it’s getting a bit too much for the NYC girls after kids, full-time jobs and marriage problems; less sex and the city, more pizza on the couch with a screaming child.
The quartette take a trip to Abu Dhabi in aid of escape from their newly formed ‘grown-up’ lives. Carrie (Sarah Jessica Parker) is having marriage problems, which are only made worse when she bumps into the ex love-of-her-life Aiden. Miranda (Cynthia Nixon) takes a more dominating role, becoming the only real ‘fun’ character of the group as she takes control of her working life for a change, opening up Charlotte’s (Kristin Davis) deeply hidden anxieties of motherhood. And then there’s Samantha (Kim Cattrall) who is still getting her fair share of men, even whilst going through the menopause. (Yet this is somewhat awkward to watch now that she’s in her 50’s).
Although I’m a massive fan of the series as a whole, and I really enjoyed the film, the reality is that SATC is being dragged out, trying to remain successful around what the girls had never had in the series. For fans of SATC, it’s a must-see. But it’s becoming one for an older generation, not for a group of young women to have a night in with a few cocktails and a tub of ice cream (Though it’s use of one-liners still makes it a good night out).
Overall, the film captures the lack of sparkle that we loved about the younger, single, care-free girls of the original TV series, therefore emphasising that it’s about time for SATC to, unfortunately, come to an end.