Sex and No City

So Wednesday already? How’d that happen?

Oh well that’s how it goes when you get a holiday Monday.  I did what I said and eased into the week by going to the spa for a bit yesterday. Well, you see once again while cleaning I found a gift from the lovey DH that was given to me almost a year ago for my birthday for a massage and a facial and it was about to expire (why do I keep doing that?). Ding dong me I went the whole year stressing and doing for everyone else and almost let this treat for myself slip away. I’m so glad that I didn’t. It was a little bit of heaven and a reminder to stop putting myself last on my list.

 

This last weekend like a ton of other folks I went to see Sex and The City 2 and sadly like a ton of other folks I walked away disappointed.

It was such an odd thing because I really pride myself on going against the grain of high faulting critics and being a big “go to a movie just for the entertainment” of it type of person. So after getting the DH to come with me to see it (he was one of 3 men in the theater on Friday night) I left trying to convince myself of the finer points.

“Well Samantha was Samantha. She was funny.” I told him enthusiastically as he looked at me oddly.  “And Charlotte looked good in most of her outfits.” Still odd looks and then my mind went to a scene where she’s making cupcakes in vintage Valentino and I had to then turn to my DH and admit “It wasn’t that good huh?”

“No” he said. “It wasn’t.”

To me this felt like an opportunity to dress the ladies up in inappropriate hats, spice tones and brights and pose them in the desert without a proper story. I mean I’m all for fun and all for fashion but this City girls need a proper story!

Now I’m not trying to discourage you all. Please go and see for yourself. There are things to see visually and parts that are fun. I’m just sad to say Sex without the City didn’t do it for me.

Best,

Kwana

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11 Responses to Sex and No City

  1. Colleen says:

    I understand – I thought it was fun for the most part.

  2. deidra says:

    I’ve been trying to decide whether I should wait for the dvd…

  3. And don’t forget the lady on the cell phone in the theatre…. saw your Tweets on that. Irritating!

    You now owe your DH BIG TIME!!!

    Yesterday one of my office mates and I were talking about this movie and we opined whether to see it together. We have both read the reviews. Now I think I will definitely wait for the DVD (rent) or cable. That is how I saw the first SATC which was such a fun film.

    In the last picture of your post the ladies singing reminded me of the fun movie Mama Mia…

    xoxoxo

  4. I wonder if SATC 3 would be slightly better, no more camels I hope!

  5. kwana says:

    Yes, Ina I have to do a post on that lady she was a mess. I agree that pic does remind me of Mama Mia but really should these ladies be singing? And did you see the outfits?

    I hope if they do a SATC3 no camels please. Of course I would still see it.

  6. The Zhush says:

    I hate to say I told you so…but Hollywood is clearly just milking this cow for all its worth at this point. No sex, no city…just silly!

  7. Yes, I suspected as much, and I like your attitude! going against the grain, except when grain undeniable. But, my 74 year old mom is really gung ho to see it, so I’ll be going. I’ll think of you during the cupcake scene. And hey, I love eating popcorn!!

  8. I sadly have to agree -it felt sorta piece-meal, right?
    The whole karaoke part too -what was that about? It wasn’t even interesting…just sort of thrown in and boy…was it sad.
    And was it just me -or did everyone look BAD at the wedding in the beginning? I mean -old and bad and unfashionable!

  9. Oh -and even stanford -getting married in 3 ties AND an ascoty/scarf thing. WTF was that?!

  10. Haven’t seen SATC yet – I was considering waiting for the DVD too. It’s been slated over here – but one of my really good friends saw it and said she thought it was entertaining and funny so maybe I’ll drag myself to see it next week when all the commotion dies down

  11. kwana says:

    AD thanks so much for your comments. You are right on point. They did look old which is sad. It was poorly done. And the singing? Ugh!