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‘Sex and the City 2″ Opens Big Despite Awfulness

“Sex and the City 2″ opened last night at midnight and banked $3 million despite awful reviews. That figure is a 20% improvement over the $2.5 million from the last film’s midnight opening — this despite a 10% rating on Rotten Tomatoes.

As for the aforementioned awful reviews, we like this one from LA Weekly’s Ella Taylor:

Sarah Jessica Parker is now 45 years old, and, frankly, I cannot stomach another moment of the simpering, mincing, hair-tossing, eyelash-batting little-girl shtick she’s been pulling ever since she emerged, with considerably more verve and charm, as a high-colonic Malibu Barbie opposite Steve Martin in L.A. Story. It goes without saying that Carrie has been assigned the movie’s big-ticket issue: What to do with marriage once the newlywed bliss is over, especially if you don’t want children? That’s a very good question, but one that’s promptly dumbed down with bogus dilemmas, trumped-up crises, and much ancillary footwear chatter.

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