What’s better than Sex? Apparently, more of it. I personally thought that there shouldn’t be a Sex & the City 2…the first movie definitely delivered the goods and I felt they should quit while they’re ahead…
I was wrong.
SATC 2 is, well, decadent, sensuous and sumptuous and whatever else you can think of that is anti-recession. It is a sensory overload of fashion, sisterhood and unabashed indulgence, you know, just like the latest nightclub craze but without the pesky hang over or regrettable one-nighter. No, SATC 2 and its lush scenery linger on your mind and invite you to get lost in the imagery and adventure.
With that said, I won’t spoil it for my SATC Sisters (and Brothers, you know who you are) who have yet to view this jewel of a film, but I’ll just give you a quick synopsis:
The movie picks up 2 years later and we get to see how everyone’s relationships have progressed- or regressed- as it were. There’s an overall sense of dissatisfaction by the girls that drives the story line: dissatisfaction with work, children, aging and the monotony of marriage. To alleviate the frustration, the girls jet away to luscious and sizzling Abu Dhabi for an all-expenses-paid vacation secured by PR genius Samantha Jones. The ladies always travel in style- from the suites on the plane to four white Maybachs to personal attendants, there was no shortage of ultra-luxury. All I gotta say is if my lottery ticket hits, I’m heading east.
While I love the stars of the movie, I think my favorite character this time was all the luxury services rather than, gasp, the fashion. Don’t get me wrong, I was mesmerized from the first scene, with Carrie’s neck sporting a $200,000 bejeweled stunner by none other than my jewelry crush, Solange Azagury-Partridge, but once they stepped on that plane, that mansion on wings, I was blown away by the unbelievable spoiling, I mean customer service. Lastly, I’m excited about the book SATC 2: The Stories. The Fashion. The Adventure. It’s a break down of all the clothes Carry wore in the movie- I can’t WAIT to get my hands on it! See below for an example of the contents.
For those of you who haven’t seen it, I hope you make it out to the theaters this weekend- you won’t be disappointed- Carrie On!