So you can't tell HER this?
OT - Sex and the City 2: Women & Terrible Taste in Entertainment
I have; I will again; the amount of difference this will make? Easily quantifiable: 0.
She is unsympathetic to my plight.
Sounds like you need to find your girlfriend more lady friends.
My wife has been doing the exact same thing except she's going w/ like 5 other hysterical women. What do I get to do? Golf and drink beer.
On May 27, 2010, my wife and six of her closest friends went to see this movie. I went to a sports bar with my buddy, drank beers and watched the Lakers beat the Suns in the last second of the game (yes I am from LA).
BTW, my wife, a lifetime fan of this series, was horrified at how immensely terrible the movie was.
I don't mean in some karmic way, I mean you must exact some non trivial concession from her in exchange for the hell she's about to put you through. What that concession might be I can't know, and (if you drive a hard bargain) I no doubt wouldn't want to know.
Now, when I say you must get something out of this, it's not for your sake but for mine and all of the other men out there. Every time a boyfriend gets pressganged iike this, the precedent is used against the girlfriend's friends' boyfriends like so: "Sally said Shalom saw Sex In The City with her. I guess you don't love me."
Give those poor guys the response: "I do, but did you know what Sally did to persuade him? She had to [redacted]."
maybe karma will reward you with a threesome. at least thats what the gf says
Wait until you really need a nontrivial concession, and then play your Sex and the City card.
So it looks like SATC is going to set trends for the next year to come! Hopefully they're more promiscuous than ever. On a side note, that movie is the one movie that guys weren't obligated to attend. That's rubbish, sir.
Sorry sir, hope there's nudity in there for you to keep it interesting.
your avatar is hilarious
But does this mean that we're going to see "a Michael Jackson army"? Gawd... I hope not.
However, the rules change when it is GF or wife and this is Jack Nickleson territory "You can't handle the truth!" Just go to the movie, eat some popcorn and don't comment too much. I sit and watch TV shows with my wife that I loathe and have to work hard on the last part. I thought the show and movie one was plenty, I find it difficult to believe they will get enough money out of it, sadly they probably will.
I think as people we are interested in horrible/shallow/materialistic/dumb people. Why else did Jersey Shore take off? It's good for the self esteem.
I had to watch the first one because it was one month before my wedding. I got out of this one because I had prior commitments for the next month or so. So, my wife had a couple of girlfriends came over, watched the first one on Wednesday night, and proceeded to head out to the Thursday show. Thank god I didn't have to watch that one.
And, for anyone who cares:
It's the female version of Entourage. Or, should I say that Entourage is the male version of SATC? I say you throw out some reminders throughout the day, like "You know what you're doing on the drive home from the theatre tonight, right?"
Good call on the road blowies though
I'd bet these women are saying the exact opposite. Just sayin'.
It's a few hours out of your life. Deal.
so was the horror. i'm still dealing
Theres definitiely nothing to look forward to in this movie.
Do what you have to now so she shuts her fucking mouth on Saturdays in the fall.
It's become a bit of a short-term hobby of mine over the last few days to read all of the reviews absolutely assasinating this movie. There are so many that there's even an article/post about all of the articles/posts trashing it. See here.
I think my favorite so far might be Rex Reed's from the New York Observer:
The only thing memorable about Sex and the City 2 is the number two part, which describes it totally, if you get my drift. Everything else in this deadly, brainless exercise in pointless tedium is dedicated to the screeching audacity of delusional self-importance that convinces these people the whole world is waiting desperately to watch two hours and 25 minutes of platform heels, fake orgasms and preposterous clothes. It is to movies what fried dough is to nutrition.
Dragging its deplorable carcass into infinity, Sex and the City 2 is so bad you can't even watch the trailer.
The insipid screenplay and catatonic direction seem chloroformed. Both are by Michael Patrick King.
Roger Ebert's review is great as well.
Even though I'm catholic, would you allow the me to listen to more of your sermons?
I. Am. So. Sorry. May karma indeed be with you.
I avoid chick flicks to begin with and personally find most of them very.... unsettling and would NEVER subject a man to this against his will.
This is so accurate:
To the guy who posted this: tell your wife/girlfriend you're not going. Seriously, men, set the boundaries. My husband would never see this movie, and I would never expect him to. Likewise, I don't watch The Wire. I like action, drama, etc, but The Wire doesn't interest me. It is what it is.
I'm supposed to see SATC2 tonight with a bunch of women, but it's not because I want to see the movie. I don't like these characters at all, especially SJP (who's even more annoying in person), but they're serving Cosmopolitans and apps at the theater, so I thought, Cocktails and finger food? Why not? My husband is staying home to presumably watch baseball, drink beer, and celebrate the fact that I would never ask him to see this.
+1 to you. I wish I knew more women like you and less women like the aforementioned girlfriend of shalom.
My point exactly. Although I think that same line may have been in the first SATC movie, uttered by Miranda.
I have absolutely no expectation that my husband will see this movie...and I won't make plans to, unless a friend asks me to go. I will probably watch it at 2 in the morning on HBO when it finally leaves the theaters. But, that's just me. I really wanted to see the last "Harry Potter" in the theater, so I went to the first Sunday matinee by myself. Much more enjoyable when the husband isn't making snide comments or asking when it will be over. And, I don't have to give him a blow job! Double bonus.
Here's how my Uncle Murph summed up women for us, "You see gentleman, the problem is women have 51% of the power because they have 100% of the pussy, and if they didn't have 100% of the pussy they would have absolutely zero power"
For the record, not all chicks like SATC. I was in Birmingham, MI for a dinner last night and we noticed groups of women/girls dressed up in "SATC-inspired outfits" (super tall stilettos, large designer bags, full makeup, etc) to go to the theater and presumably see SATC2.
I find the television show, the movies and the entire premise completely repulsive. It equates materialism to happiness and at least through one storyline encourages women to stick it out for a guy she's "destined to be with" even though he treats her like crap.
Never seen the show, but it seems I've been under the wrong impression.
I somehow thought the show equated a woman's happiness to how big Mr. Big's bigness is.
She watched it for a while, though, in the beginning. Somehow, (I may have been recovering from a frontal labotomy) I was watching an episode with her, and it started with Samantha blowing a guy. Sam takes him "to completion", and the look of obvious nausea on her face made my wife laugh hysterically.
Wife turns to me and says, "See? I told you." My thought was, "Well, I guess I'm not getting to do that, ever."
remind yourself how wonderful it is that a group of mentally deranged comedy writers, who think all that's been mentioned (plus spending the day watching men's butts while sitting in open-air restaurants on Manhatten) makes great schtick for their show, are actually driving women's value systems (including, maybe your GF's).
I wish I knew what to tell you, man.
You let me down Chris.....you were my third favorite Law and Order detective of all time and now you subject yourself to this garbage. Ugh.
Stabler. Hands Down. Dude's a badass, and he would never subject himself to something this awful.
Just the absurd glory that is Wet Hot American Summer
Stabler is #2, but Jerry Orbach as Detective Lennie Briscoe is easily the best L&O detective of all time. RIP.
FWIW, worst was Dennis Farina as Joe Fontana. Lol...rhymes with Joe Montana....even the name sucked.
Orbach was the best, no argument there.
Pretty much any excuse to reference Wet Hot is enough for me, and Stabler is awesome anyway.
But yeah, old school L&O with Orbach was awesome
OP is being such a Charlotte...
I flat-out told my gf I would not see it. She saw the first one with her mother (awkward, given all the sex scenes).
She has a group of girls going to see it.
... she doesn't ask me to see absurd movies such as this and Twilight. Doesn't your girl have, you know, girlfriends?
They should put that shit on a nonstop rotation and use it to torture terrorists. Everytime I see that commercial I throw up in my mouth a litte.
Flat out the best stand-up of all time.
Dad is great! Give us the chocolate cake!
It's been a while since I've seen it......it's definitely proof that you don't need to talk about sex or drop an f-bomb every other sentence to be funny. I saw him live a couple years ago and he did the bit where he was at the dentist. It was awesome.
Careful with that mushroom tea.
(Warning, pretty graphic.)
Sarah Jessica Parker looks like a foot
"Transvestite donkey witch."
Nothing like middle aged women dressing like they're 22, trying to earn respect with their careers yet they're all such big whores they'll never get it, plus every girl in their 20's aspiring to be one of these women. Why won't that show die!? Why are you standing next to a transvestite donkey witch and why is it wearing a dress?
mushroon tea made him cut his hair like that
Dude, girls cry watching American Idol. They cry. Nothing girls do even remotely shocks me at this point. A woman cut off a guys dong from jealous rage. Another woman hired some thug to bash a competitors knee so she could skate at the Olympics. Chicks like crazy shit, man. Love them for it.
When Lee DeWyze won American Idol (yes, she watches that too), she jumped out of her seat, gave a fist pump and shouted "YES!!!! AHAHAHAHAH! Take that Bowersox!" (Bowersox was the runner-up) and did a little dance.
I have legitimately never seen a minute of that show, but facebook tells me at least a handfull of my women friends cried at the end. Seriously? I haven't cried outside of zipping up the tip since I was like 12. I mean girls. be. crazy. yo.
The show on HBO was pretty good back in the day but it ran out of steam and the movies have just been pretty useless.
No....it was never good
I liked it myself. The writing was pretty clever at times and the male-female relationship behavior was pretty realistic. I have known women and couples like the ones on the show. I like shows that show character types that you don't see anywhere else as opposed to all of the shitty predictable sitcoms out there. Good writing/characters is why HBO's series are so popular.
The only thing I'll give you credit for is coming on here of all places and not only admitting that you liked it, but explaining why.....other than that......no, that show is pure hell
Also, dude just get shit hammered before the movie. I am talking " make a scene" drunk. Fuck it, the movie theatre seats will have you passed out in 5 minutes tops.
The only issue I've ever had with being "hammered drunk" at a movie was having to use the bathroom all the time... but that was at a movie I wanted to see.
In this case however... that's a benefit
Excellent point. Nab and isle seat and use the excuse that you will fill up her soda for her because you don't want her to miss any of the movie. Win-Win, except for when you totally forget to refill the soda because you are so wasted.
Can't live with 'em, Can't Kill 'em
Set some boundaries. My wife knows I wouldn't go see shit like this (she wouldn't either), but she unfortunately likes Twilight. She asked if we could put the second Twilight movie on our Netflix queue, to which I said, "hell no". She then promised to watch it when I'm not home, so I thought that was a decent compromise.
Of course, my wife gets more excited about Michigan football games than I do, so maybe I'm just lucky.
Does this crap make anyone else physically ill?
Oh, yes. Pull the pro-feminist line on her. Tell her that seeing four obviously educated women demean themselves by reducing their existence down to a shoe-fetish makes you want to puke. Tell her that when SATC plots involve women that serve as excellent role models, you'll be happy to oblige. Ellen Ripley? AWESOME role model for women. Hot, smart, curses like a sailor, bashes Bilbo Baggins The Robot to hell, and even remembered to feed the cat....all while working as a long-haul trucker and a longshoreman in space.
I love my wife dearly, but there ain't no way in the world I could get dragged anywhere near a theater showing that crap.
I'm so glad my wife doesnt like that crap..
I sympathize. I'll be going with my fiancee tonight, as well as one of her friends and her mother. It makes me with I had about 5 vicodins to take as the movie begins.
Some good gay humor and a handful of funny lines, but it needed to be about half as long, and whoever said we're going to get blown up for this movie (BIG TIME middle eastern cultural insensitivity) is probably right. I saw it in a theater full of women and gay guys who were drinking Cosmopolitans.
It's a good thing you weren't there. You would have hated it.