Tuesday, June 15, 2010

It was okay: Sex and the City 2

Yeah, I know that everyone else has seen Sex and the City 2, and I'm late to the game, but I have two little kids and see maybe 2-3 movies in the theater per year.  (And the only reason I saw this one is because we started taking Child2 to daycare yesterday so I have two days to get used to it before going back to work.)

I have to say I was disappointed.  While the movie wasn't necessarily bad, it wasn't good either.  It was the chick equivalent of a gratuitous action film, like "The Fast and the Furious."  You know it's not going to be great, but it's fun, and it is what it is.

The sad thing is, the HBO series wasn't like that at all.  I think the problem is that the writers (who may or may not be the same writers for the show--I don't know) have lost their edge.  In the series, characters had bad things happen to them (Carrie cheated on Aiden after getting engaged, Charlotte finally got married only to have her husband have an issue, Samantha got cancer, Miranda got pregnant when she wasn't read, and so on).  In this movie, nothing bad happens.  Actually, in the movie, nothing happens at all.  I think the writers have become fearful; they can't let anything bad happen to these characters because people will be upset, and they will lose their market.  But the more realistic situations is what made the series interesting, and the complete lack of a plot makes this movie just okay.

As always the clothes were beautiful, though ridiculous.  In one scene (which is also in the commercials), Charlotte's daughter puts her red painted hands on Charlotte's white skirt and stains it.  The skirt is a white vintage Valentino.  WHICH CHARLOTTE WAS WEARING TO MAKE CUPCAKES.  This morning, right after feeding the baby, he spit up into my cleavage.  I was still wearing my PJs, so it wasn't a big deal.  I'm a mom and I prepare for these things--like getting dressed AFTER feeding the baby, or wearing a t-shirt and jeans to bake in.