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Parents' Guide to

Sex and the City 2

By S. Jhoanna Robledo, Common Sense Media Reviewer

age 17+

Shopping, sex, and stereotypes merge in trite sequel.

Movie R 2010 146 minutes
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A Lot or a Little?

What you will—and won't—find in this movie.

Community Reviews

age 16+

Based on 6 parent reviews

age 16+
This movie ruined the show for me. The acting was pretty mediocre and the plot was dumb. Some of the lines were really cheesy but I also found it to be very stereotypical of Arab cultures. The only aspect of the movie I enjoyed was the clothes--amazing costume designing.

This title has:

Too much sex
Too much consumerism
age 17+
I enjoyed the movie as a long time follower of the show, but it is certainly NOT appropriate for those under 17. Could be offensive to other cultures. There is only one noticeable positive message which has to do with sexism in the work place and the character taking a stand against it.

This title has:

Too much sex
Too much swearing
Too much consumerism
Great messages

Is It Any Good?

Our review:
Parents say (6 ):
Kids say (17 ):

HBO's Sex and the City shifted mountains of paradigms, so it's no wonder it's considered groundbreaking; that's why it's such a disappointment to say that SEX AND THE CITY 2 is decidedly not. Though the foursome's enduring friendship remains -- a mindful conversation between Miranda and Charlotte about motherhood recalls the show's best sisterhood moments -- there's not much here that's particularly radical. In fact, it feels like the women -- Carrie especially -- have all taken a step back. Are we to sympathize with a Carrie who complains about a husband who'd rather cuddle and watch old movies than work the scene at an overheated club? (This, by the way, is the man she yearned to see settle down.)

Are we to believe that Samantha would now envy a twentysomething nanny? That they'd pick a Helen Reddy song to sing karaoke at an Abu Dhabi bar? That Carrie, a writer, doesn't know what a souk is? The film is all sorts of tin-eared, from its relentless consumerism (after a quick nod to the recession); annoying quips ("Lawrence of the labia"); and appalling arrogance about other cultures, to its insistence that we care about women who once seemed wise and bold but who now, alas, seem sad.

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