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Sex and the City 2

Sex and the City 2

Date: Jun 23 2010

Themes: Fashion

Grammar: Simple Past Tense

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When the original Sex and the City series played on TV, it broke boundaries by talking about controversial issues in the lives of four professional, single women living in New York City. A decade later, Sex and the City 2, the second movie based on the TV show, has just hit theaters.

The new film has all the same characters in it as the original series. But there have been a lot of changes in the lives of Carrie, Samantha, Charlotte, and Miranda. All but Samantha are married now, and husbands and babies have replaced work and friendship as the center of these women’s lives.

Find out if Beren and Amy plan to catch up with Carrie and the rest of the gang this summer.

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Beren

Beren

Amy

Amy

Beren:  Last fall, I happened to be in New York City, and I wandered onto the set of Sex and the City 2.

Amy:  Wow, really?

Beren:  Yeah. It was crazy. It was cool. Are you a fan?

Amy:  You know, I watched some of the series, like when it was on TV. And it was always fun, you know, to see all the designer clothes and shoes, and like the fashion. It sort of was…had, you know, a bit more of an edge to it when it was a TV show.

Beren:  Did you see the last…the first movie?

Amy:  No, I didn’t see the first movie, and the second movie has been getting really poor reviews.

Beren:  Really?

Amy:  Yeah, but then it seems like some of the reviews are so negative that it almost seems like…like they’ve just decided that they hate these women, and that these women represent something awful in the world, you know?

Beren:  Well, especially now, like during a recession, and they’re going to like Abu Dhabi or wherever they’re going, in their $5,000 outfits.

Amy:  Yeah. It definitely seems like a concept that could just very easily be offensive.

Beren:  Well, especially now, I hadn’t even thought about it, but I guess when the series started that was a good decade ago. Times were a lot different, and like, you know, it was glamorous to be a single woman, live in the city, and spend half your paycheck on a pair of high heels.

Amy:  Right.

Beren:  And now it’s kinda like, nobody has any money and they’re still living in this complete fantasy world.

 

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Beren was recently in New York City and saw the new Sex and the City movie being filmed. Amy was a fan of the original Sex and the City TV series. She enjoyed seeing the designer clothes and shoes. But she doesn’t think the movies are as edgy as the TV show was.

Sex and the City 2 has not gotten very good reviews. Some people have been offended by the extravagant, expensive lifestyles of the characters. The movie seems especially unrealistic because so many people are struggling financially right now.

Are you a fan of the Sex and the City TV show or movies? Do you think marriage and children are more important than having a career?

For more about Sex and the City 2, read Marni’s blog.

 

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yousef62

Iran, Islamic Republic Of

got no idea abt that coz havent seen it yet

01:46 PM May 14 2013 |

alex4u

alex4u

United States

I think Sex and The City series was much better than the movies. I loved the show like anything but i was very disappointed with the movies. Specially 2nd part was way below then expectations. 

08:30 AM Feb 14 2011 |

kavintenison

United Kingdom

I have watched it, It is amazing and very entertaining movie, I like it. Cool

06:38 AM Feb 12 2011 |

su_kayi

su_kayi

Turkey

I watched it and it is one of the awful movie ı have ever seen.These woman are such a crazy who have been living out of the real world?!.

05:01 AM Aug 25 2010 |

Kasia18

Poland

For me career is more important than marriage and children. I want to make a career first, but I don't konow , maby I change my opinion in the future, but now I want to concentrate of my education, work and future live. First of all I'd like preform something in my live than husband and children(maby).

08:19 AM Jul 25 2010 |

Marcelolic

Marcelolic

Brazil

Hummm no I have never seen a whole chapter even when it played on tv as a serie and the movie I have never seen too…

I think to have a good career is pretty good but if love (marriage first because children is more complex) comes first it would be good too…I think if you get marry before you get a good career is less complex than having children…But imagine if you put children in the world and you haven't a good career?!

12:03 AM Jul 22 2010 |

amyjoy_0823@yahoo.com

Philippines

its nice 2 know… but always remember that each one of us have our own perception and most especially priority in life….

09:39 PM Jun 28 2010 |

Ca_Brazil

Ca_Brazil

Brazil

im not a fan of sex in the city. i think every one should know what is more important for himself. there is a moment in life that career seems more important , though family should always comes first, because they will be the people that will be around when you need.  

01:31 AM Jun 28 2010 |

shapana

Egypt

HI ALL , IAM LOOKING FOR SOMETHING SWEATY

07:28 PM Jun 27 2010 |

Olivia.J

South Korea

I didn't watch SATC2 because I've read so many bad reviews about the movie. But while reading the dialogue above,  it hit me all of a sudden that those reviews might be so negative about these women because of something not about the movie itself but of the reality situation such as economic recession we are experiencing now. Welll… I'm just going to check out the movie soon and see if it really deserves those poor reviews. Everybody's taste is different :) who knows I might like the movie? :)

02:20 PM Jun 27 2010 |

barnny

barnny

Egypt

hi lovely

 

08:27 PM Jun 25 2010 |

janezwx

China

I watched the movie yesterday in AMC alone. Honestly, I was expecting more from Sex and the city 2 and it turned out not as good as i expected.But overall it was fantastic. 

03:00 AM Jun 25 2010 |

rickymathew

India

Coolits nice to know n c.

05:04 AM Jun 24 2010 |

rchod

rchod

France

it was in morocco :D

10:42 PM Jun 23 2010 |

zico barbosa

China

..cool..

08:36 PM Jun 23 2010 |

Kasia18

Poland

I watched "Sex and the city 2" and I think it's very fantastic film.  I admire Samantha. She's my best charakter. I like her more than Carrie. It seems to me, in this film we can see also unrealistic world, but it's fine, because we can spend nice our time and have a lot of fun. Wonderful cast and clothes.

06:09 PM Jun 23 2010 |

rebel lee

rebel lee

China

I have seen some of the episodes of the Sex and the City series.It was absolutely unrealistic.I don't like it at all.Even though I haven't seen the movie,I don't think I will like it.

04:56 PM Jun 23 2010 |

rosendo

rosendo

Mexico

i havent watched the movie yet , bcs  i dont like jjejeje , but in the other hand , in think that the reviews can talk trash abt the flick , but the poeple is that decide if it's good o not , eventhough we can decide if the movie has a big hit in the movie theater !!!! saludos.

04:25 PM Jun 23 2010 |

m_mahboob

m_mahboob

Pakistan

I have heard this movie name but have not seen single episode of it. I think movies always require exaggeration in certain part of the movies because this makes more interesting for the viewers. Since movies are part of entertainment genre so the exaggeration is allowed.

I prefer that movies should reveal the next step instead of showing the recent only Smile

In my opinion the marriage and children are more important than having a career because once you get labeled that you are married then you have to take care of your family and kids future instead of looking after your own career. If you will not follow this rule then your family and kids might be distracted.

12:43 PM Jun 23 2010 |

branden

branden

South Korea

I think sex and the city is overestimated.

the four women in the movie aren't totally beautiful.

just seem like that. cause of their designer's clothes, shoes, and bags. that's all

nothing in the movie that attract me.

07:35 AM Jun 23 2010 |

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