One Sequel Too Many For Sarah Jessica Parker, ‘Sex and the City 2’

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CHICAGO – “Sex in the City 2” has very little sex and even less city. That is the least of its sins. This bloated, directionless semi-narrative take the familiar foursome – Sarah Jessica Parker, Kim Cattrall, Cynthia Nixon and Kristin Davis – into unfamiliar geographic territory, but with no dramatic arc there is simply nothing there.

HollywoodChicago.com Oscarman rating: 2.5/5.0
Rating: 2.5/5.0

It is two years after Carrie Bradshaw’s (Sarah Jessica Parker) marriage to John Preston (Chris Noth), AKA Big, and the couple has settled down to domestic bliss. It is somewhat too domestic for the antsy Carrie, but she still has the comforting friendship of her three galpal soul mates. Samantha (Kim Cattrall) has moved back to New York City and is on a post menopausal hormone regiment (seriously). Miranda (Cynthia Nixon) is still the hard-charging lawyer who can’t quite juggle motherhood. And soothing Charlotte (Kristin Davis), the domestic goddess of them all, revels in her two children and perfect life.

But is it so perfect? The complexities of being the perfect Mom start to wear on Charlotte, despite a live-in Irish nanny named Erin (Alice Eve), whose running gag is that she never wears a bra (Erin go…never mind). This plants the idea that perhaps hubby Harry (Evan Handler) will stray, following – according to Carrie – the Jude Law (rimshot).

So what do rich New Yorkers do when faced with so many problems? They take a trip to Abu Dhabi, in the United Arab Emirate. The ladies jet away on Samantha’s dime, a free PR trip to the most luxurious hotel in the Middle East. Faster than you can step on a camel’s toe, the four lasses are caught up in the desert life, which includes a reunion between Carrie and her old fiancé Aidan (John Corbett).

“Sex and the City 2” opens everywhere May 27th. Featuring Sarah Jessica Parker, Kim Cattrall, Cynthia Nixon, Kristin Davis, Chris Noth, Steve Eisenberg and John Corbett, written and directed by Michael Patrick King Rated “R”

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Carrie of Arabia: Kristin Davis, Sarah Jessica Parker, Kim Cattral and Cynthia Nixon in ‘Sex and the City 2’
Carrie of Arabia: Kristin Davis, Sarah Jessica Parker, Kim Cattrall and Cynthia Nixon in ‘Sex and the City 2’
Photo Credit: Craig Blankenhorn for © New Line Cinema

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