But... something very important was missing from this movie number 2. A character.
New York City.
There just wasn't enough of it. The chemistry to the city is what brings the series, the girls, full circle. I felt like Michael Patrick King was on vacation while they wrote this. In an interview a few years ago, SJP said NYC was a character in the series. Hell, it was her boyfriend in Season 5. It wasn't a character in this movie... it was a distant fling.
I felt connected to Carrie, Miranda, and Charlotte in my own ways of what they were experiencing; but I felt they were somewhat disconnected from their original characters.
I can't digest the movie in the way I did the first one. I didn't cry this time.
Also, the boys. Steve, Harry, and even Big... missing. They made the cut for a mere 2 minutes.
There wasn't enough time around a coffee table. If you have never seen the series, this plot especially lacked meaning. It was an entire movie stretched tightly around an idea of traveling to a foreign country and making a few mistakes. I didn't feel that way with the first movie.
In the end, the girls are together... and for me, that's a reason to cheer. I will see every movie they ever make... and I will like it. Because I like how this series speaks to women. Well, to me. I like that the writers can get under my skin, the chemistry between 4 women - even with their differences.
It bold prints the meaning of friendship. And I will always appreciate the girls being together.
What is your review??