Sex and the City 2 is a American romantic comedy film written, co-produced, and directed by Michael Patrick King. Sex and the City 2 was released theatrically on May 27, , in the United States and the following day in the United Kingdom. Carrie , Samantha , Charlotte , and Miranda meet up. In the present, three of the four women are married but Samantha, aged 52, is desperately trying to keep her libido alive with the help of Suzanne Somers and her team of doctors to keep her menopause at bay. The four of them attend Anthony and Stanford's wedding, where Carrie serves as "best man".
Miranda quits her job after her firm's misogynistic new managing partner disrespects her once too often. Charlotte's two children are a handful, mostly her two-year-old daughter Rose's extreme and constant crying, and she is worried that Harry is attracted to their buxom Irish nanny, Erin.
Carrie's marriage to Mr. Big has settled down, although they differ on how to spend their spare time. Carrie wants to go out often to dinner, parties and big events, whereas Big prefers to stay in and relax on the couch. She is disappointed with Big's gift, as she had hoped for something more thoughtful to show he realises they must maintain the spark in the marriage. However, Big starts to watch TV more often, making Carrie feel unappreciated. In response she stays at her old apartment for two days to write an article.
After her return, Big acts the way he did while they were first dating and they both enjoy a romantic night out. He enjoys it so much he suggests to Carrie that they take two days off every week, he can go somewhere for those two days to relax, watch TV and lie on the couch and the rest of the time he will have more energy to do what she wants to do. Carrie does not dismiss this, but is very hurt by the suggestion and worries it means they will drift apart.
Meanwhile, Samantha is to devise a PR campaign for an Arab sheikh 's business. He flies her and her friends on an all-expenses-paid luxury vacation to Abu Dhabi , Carrie is happy she will have time to think about Big's suggestion. Charlotte is worried about leaving her husband alone with the nanny.
But Miranda, unfettered by a job for the first time in her life, is especially excited. Upon entering Abu Dhabi, Samantha's hormone-enhancing drugs are confiscated under United Arab Emirates law, rendering her devoid of estrogen and hindering her libido. Charlotte tries to call Harry every few minutes; Miranda revels in the culture surrounding her; and Carrie befriends her manservant, Gaurau, who is an underpaid temporary worker from India. Carrie runs into her former lover, Aidan.
The dinner is very enjoyable, with the two discussing old times. Aidan remarks on the ways Carrie is "not like other women". In a moment of remembered passion, they kiss. Carrie runs away in panic and returns to her hotel, where Miranda and Charlotte have drinks together and discuss the difficulties of motherhood.
When Carrie wonders whether she should tell Big about the kiss, as they have no secrets between them, Miranda reflects on when her husband Steve told her about his affair.
Samantha counsels Carrie to wait before deciding anything. Carrie opts to call Big to tell him. Big is silent upon hearing the news, and after saying a few words, hangs up. The four women find their Western style and attitudes clash with Muslim customs. For example, while on a date with a handsome Danish architect, Samantha is arrested for public indecency after fondling him at a restaurant, giving him an erection in public and making out with him on the beach.
With the Sheikh's intervention, Samantha is released but is left with a permanent police record. To make matters worse, the Sheikh cancels the PR meeting and ceases paying for the remainder of the women's luxurious stay.
They quickly pack their bags and leave, but must return to the souq to find Carrie's passport that she accidentally left there on noticing Aidan.
When Samantha's attitude incites a mob among the locals, the women are rescued by a group of Emirati women who share their sense of style under their black robes. They escape wearing Abaya and make it to the airport in time. When Carrie returns home, she finds the bedroom TV removed and Big gone. She passes an anxious day, at the end of which he returns. Big tells her that although he was torn, he realises that what she needs is something to remind her at all times that she is married. He hands her a jewellery box, which reveals an engagement ring set with a black diamond.
When Carrie asks him why a black diamond, he says, "Because you're not like anyone else", echoing Aidan's earlier comment, showing he does appreciate her and they have not lost their spark. Big and Carrie combine their interests; Charlotte's nanny, Erin, turns out to be a lesbian and no threat to her marriage; Miranda finds a new job at a more laid-back and diverse law firm where she is appreciated; and Samantha remains unchanged, and even meets for sex on the beach with the Danish architect, this time in the Hamptons.
After months of speculation, the cast confirmed in February that a sequel was in the works. Filming began in August The sequel is noticeably different from its predecessor, and includes more exotic locales than the original. King credits this to the experience he had promoting the original film in such locales. He was also inspired by the recession to write something bigger more akin to the extravagant adventures and escapist comedies of the s. In addition, Michael Patrick King wrote and directed again, and Patricia Field once again took charge of the costumes and wardrobe.
Hats were once again created by Prudence Millinery for Vivienne Westwood. Consequently, the Abu Dhabi segment of the film was filmed in Morocco. Filming took place at several locations including the seaside town of Sidi Kaouki ,  and Amanjena , outside of Marrakesh. The sequel officially began filming on September 1, , and continued until the end of the year. In September , American singer and actress Liza Minnelli confirmed to several media outlets that she appeared in a cameo role.
Singer and actress Bette Midler had been photographed on set, but does not appear in the film. On October 17, Oceanup. John Corbett was seen on location in Morocco, confirming his speculated involvement in the film as Aidan. Promotion began in December , when the official teaser poster was released online, featuring Carrie in a white dress and gold sunglasses which reflect a Moroccan backdrop, and the tagline "Carrie On", a similar pun of the lead character's name as "Get Carried Away" from the first film.
The teaser trailer premiered online on December 22, A full-scale promotional tour with all key cast members—including television, press conference and print—commenced in early May , and continued throughout the film's release, encompassing many different countries and cities. The New York City premiere of the film was held on May 24, The film was criticized for its portrayal of the Middle East. Lindy West wrote a noted   review of the film, saying that " SATC2 takes everything that I hold dear as a woman and as a human—working hard, contributing to society, not being an entitled cunt like it's my job—and rapes it to death with a stiletto that costs more than my car.
It is minutes long, which means that I entered the theater in the bloom of youth and emerged with a family of field mice living in my long, white mustache.
This is an entirely inappropriate length for what is essentially a home video of gay men playing with giant Barbie dolls. Toronto academic Mitu Sengupta said the film exploited women's and gay rights and "pitifully" turned them into "badges of national honor" and "smug patriotic pride".
She wrote: "What's really worrying about Sex and the City 2 is not its Orientalism or crass materialism, but how easily this seemingly benign bubble-gum flick ends up fighting a very macho war of global one-upmanship on the bodies of women and gay men.
According to Razzies founder John J. Wilson , "[Eigenberg] said that he had never won an award of any kind and if this was what he won, he would accept it. Sex and the City 2 opened in 3, theaters on May 27, , setting a record for one of the widest release for a R-rated romantic comedy film. Internationally the sequel topped the charts in Germany for five weeks, Britain for three weeks, Australia for two weeks and exceeding the original in Japan and Greece. Sex and the City 2 sold more tickets than the first part in many other markets.
Sex and the City 2 was released on DVD , Blu-ray , and iTunes on October 26, , in the US  where it entered the chart at number one selling almost one million copies in its first week. The score was recorded and mixed by Dennis S. Patrick Kirst also orchestrated. In December , Radar Online reported that a script for the third film had been approved.
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