Glamorous as ever, our favorite high heel-wearing, martini-sipping Manhattanites -- Carrie (Sarah Jessica Parker), Miranda (Cynthia Nixon), Charlotte (Kristin Davis) and Samantha (Kim Cattrall) -- are all back in 'Sex and the City 2.' The once-famously single ladies, though, have all managed to procure a ring from their respective suitors -- well, except Samantha, who just plainly loves the noncommittal, single life.

Stressed out from the varied, daily complications of work and married life, Samantha and her three gal pals take up an offer from a Middle Eastern producer to fly them out for the PR launch of his new hotel in Abu Dhabi. Conflict soon ensues as their New York lifestyle of provocative fashion causes an uproar on the conservative Arabian sands. Also, Carrie unexpectedly runs into Aidan (John Corbett), which leads to a date and more. The question now becomes: Should she tell Big (Chris Noth) about it, and possibly rattle their nearly settled, perfect union?

Unlike the mostly charmed applause for the first film, critics have refused to buy what writer-director Michael Patrick King is selling this time around. The consensus seems to be that the sequel fails to capture the true spark and nature of the much beloved, Emmy-winning show. Potentially a critic-proof sale at the box office, 'Sex and the City 2' might be able pull out a win over 'Prince of Persia' solely on the complete, undying support from the ravenous fans of the HBO show.

Read what the critics had to say.
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