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Carrie (Sarah Jessica Parker) and Big (Chris Noth) are two years into their marriage in "Sex and the City 2."

Local ladies weigh in on new "Sex" film


Are Carrie and Big happy? Is motherhood everything Charlotte thought it would be? How's Miranda balancing family life and corporate stress? Will Samantha get hitched? These are only a few of the questions that, hopefully, will get answered in "Sex and the City 2," the sequel to the 2008 film that was based on the popular HBO series, "Sex and the City."

The film was created in a flash, which has some fans and critics skeptical. Filming began in August 2009 and will be released on May 27, 2010 -- a mere nine months later.

The four leading ladies, played by Sarah Jessica Parker (Carrie), Kim Cattrall (Samantha), Cynthia Nixon (Miranda) and Kristin Davis (Charlotte), all returned for the second film, along with Chris Noth (Big), John Corbett (Aiden) and David Eigenberg (Steve). Celebrity cameos include Penelope Cruz, Miley Cyrus and Liza Minelli, with rumors of Tim Gunn, too.

"Sex and the City 2" takes place two years after the first film, and (spoiler alert!) it sounds as if the drama is bigger than Carrie's closet, with Samantha popping pills like her erection-challenged former boyfriends and the hitched-to-Big Ms. Bradshaw finds herself confused about Aiden like it's season three and she's wearing a nameplate necklace.

Are these characters getting old or doesn't it matter?

Shorewood's Amanda Shilling doesn't care if the film is predictable, over-the-top dramatic or more-of-the-same.

"I'm going to love this film regardless," says Shilling. "I watched all of the shows on HBO, I've seen the movie three or four times and I'm sure I'll see this one multiple times, too. I love these ladies. I'm one of those geeks who actually feels like they're old friends."

Christine Kornfaj feels similarly. "I'll still be a fan when they release 'Sex and the City 7' or "Sex and the City 19.' It's my guiltiest pleasure and I will always, always see new footage of the girls," she says.

Riverwest's Bridgett Ard watched the HBO shows, and saw the first film, but does not plan on seeing the sequel.

"I am bored to tears with Sarah Jessica Parker and her annoying squealing speech," says Ard. "I think this whole cultural push to be so excessive is just a front for people who have low self esteem and have nothing of substance to offer in their personalities. It's quite sad in my opinion."

Jill Neyens is a huge fan of the show and the first film, but accepts the possibility of being letdown by the sequel.

"I'm afraid the second movie won't be able to measure up, but I am looking forward to seeing Aiden on screen again," says Neyens.

Earlier this month, Cattrall hinted that there could be a third "Sex and the City" movie, but nothing has been confirmed.

Bay View's Elizabeth Moen loved the first "Sex" movie, but she refuses to watch the trailer or read reviews of the second.

"I know I'm going to love it regardless of what happens. I don't need layered character development, and I don't need to agree with what happens in the story. I just want flashy clothes, some dancey music, lots of cocktails, maybe some bad Carrie puns and I'm in heaven," she says.

Talkbacks

sandstorm | May 20, 2010 at 1:26 p.m. (report)

i have one response for you littlefrenchy- quit throwing darts at my stuff. plus i'm proud to not have written the 1st Sex And The City movie. i haven't seen the 2nd one, so like everybody else who hasn't seen it, i should reserve judgment on that one-pro OR con.

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LittleFrenchy | May 17, 2010 at 10:49 p.m. (report)

Hey Sandstorm. How about you try writing your OWN originaly material instead of just throwing darts at other people's stuff? Don't you have any pride?

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sandstorm | May 14, 2010 at 5:22 a.m. (report)

""I'm going to love this film regardless," and people wonder why Hollywood pumps out large dog turds for the masses. people love movies they haven't even seen!

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Idle1 | May 14, 2010 at 12:49 a.m. (report)

Hope Carrie and Big have moved beyond their old push me/pull you games. IMO, Aiden was better husband material--maybe that's one of the sequel's big surprises?? No matter how bad the reviews, the girls are icons to women of a certain age who, like me, will flock to see the latest installment.

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