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If you’ve ever taken a road trip with your girls, you know that traveling together can be the true test of a friendship. To put it bluntly, you have to deal with other people’s crap. Sex and the City 2 spends much of its time in another city -- Abu Dhabi -- where Carrie (Sarah Jessica Parker), Miranda (Cynthia Nixon), Charlotte (Kristin Davis) and Samantha (Kim Cattrall) spend their female bonding together in the most opulent of surroundings. (You didn’t expect them to drive somewhere together in a pink convertible, did you?) On this hilarious and sometimes tense trip to the “New Middle East” the ladies prove once again that they will be there for one another, no matter what. SPOILER ALERT: Though there are many glimpses of their unending loyalty to each other, here are five examples from the film of things only the best of friends would do:
1. Negotiate a business deal that nets you a free vacation with your pals
Samantha is one savvy businesswoman and quite the smooth talker. Looking to benefit from her PR golden touch, an hotelier invites Samantha to visit his hotel in Abu Dhabi. On one condition, she says: Her three best friends are a part of the deal.
2. Learn another language to help your friends navigate an international trip
With a husband, child, and a full-time career, it can be hard enough to remember where you live, but Miranda takes on the task of learning key Arabic phrases and local customs, such as dressing with modesty while in public.
3. Be there to bail your pal out of jail
Samantha forgets (or full-on disrespects) said customs, and ends up getting hauled “downtown" for her immodesty. Her BFFs follow her police escort to advocate for her release. It helps that one friend is a lawyer and everyone else seems to have lots of money.
4. Confess something equally as unnerving when you’re baring your soul
In what we’re calling the “mom moment ,” Miranda not only gives Charlotte a safe space to confess some of her worst thoughts about the stresses of motherhood, but she shares her own. Yes, moms are supposed to think that motherhood is the best thing ever, but isn’t good to know that if you admit you don’t always feel that way your friend won’t leave you out there in the cold?
5. Tell you when you’re wrong (and support you anyway)
Charlotte makes no bones about telling Carrie she should not go out to dinner with Aidan after they run into each other in Abu Dhabi. Carrie goes anyway (after a snarky retort) and it goes terribly, just as Charlotte predicted. Charlotte never says “I told you so” and the ladies close ranks around their pal without batting an eyelash.
No matter where they go or what they wear, the heart of SATC has always been the unbreakable bond between these fours ladies. Say what you want about plot, characters and sartorial tomfoolery, but there is something about Carrie and co. that reaffirms the power of friendship. When another woman has your back, you can get through anything.
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