Friday, June 4, 2010

Color Me Carrie: Sex And The City 2

Sex and the City, Sex and the City 2, Sex and the City movie, movie screening, Carrie Bradshaw, Samantha Jones, Charlotte York, Miranda HobbesIt was as though Carrie Bradshaw herself graced us with the gift of good fashion. When I attended the Sex and The City 2 preview, women were coiffed, manicured and dolled up in preparation for the anticipated fashion-to-film event of the year. We bustled to our seats, teetering in our stilettos with high hopes and popcorn. A buzz was about us New York City gals; regardless of our expectations, we had gathered together in harmony.

I admit that I was skeptical. I assumed the sequel would be forced and sorely disappointing, though I was rooting for more. The first movie left me exhausted from the emotional roller coaster plot and I wasn’t expecting any epiphanies regarding Samantha’s sex life. But alas, the first ten minutes dissolved my hard feelings. I won’t spoil the fun, but I’ll tell you that I love a good dance scene.

In juxtaposition to the negative buzz I’ve heard about the film, I found it rather refreshing. It resembled the former 30-minute segments in hilarity and outlandishness, and to question those with foul opinions: what did you expect? It’s Sex and The City. Its very nature is outrageous and unrealistic. Its DNA is made of all things girly, fabulous and never-in-a-million-years-does-anyone-actually-live-that-way excitement.

I thought the sequel revealed several layers, touching on the trials of womanhood regarding becoming a new wife, mother and professional. Of course there was your token zinger and a few predictable one-liners. But again ... what did you expect? I personally love the fantasy of living a lavish, exotic, world traveling, Manolo existence in my 30's. No matter how out of reach it may be. SATC is the female's Die Hard. A girl’s allowed to dream, isn’t she?

2 comments:

  1. I didn't like it as much as the first but it had some good moments. It definitely made me want to wear loose, flowy dresses all summer!

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  2. I'm so glad you liked it! I loved it more than the first because the themes were more relevant to my life right now. I loved getting dressed up to go to a movie. Plus it was hilarious. There were a few rough spots where I felt the middle eastern culture might be slightly misunderstood or exaggerated but I tried not to let that color my experience of the movie!

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