Get to the point--quickly.
This movie was far too long for a chick flick (2 hours, 26 minutes). It took about 45 minutes until we reached anything resembling plot. We need to care about the protagonist in a hurry.
About plot...make it beefy.
It's flimsy if halfway through the story we're thinking who cares? I love Carrie and the gang, but flashy clothes and exotic locations will only get you so far. The best stories have tangled, meaningful plots.
Cut the boring stuff.
We've all learned that each scene in our stories must be there for a reason. In SATC 2, the song and dance number featuring Liza Minnelli at an over-the-top wedding didn't further the story. Sorry, Liza.
Take the blinders, or oversized sunglasses, off.
We shouldn't be so in love with the story we're oblivious to the weak spots. The producers of SATC are pros, but perhaps they were too attached to the material.
Quit while you're ahead.
After Sex and the City's run on HBO, fans wanted more, more, more. Throughout the movie I kept thinking, is it almost over yet?
Did you see this movie? Do you think I'm crazy for not liking it? And what lessons have you learned from the best and worst movies you've seen?
If you're a producer of SATC, I didn't mean a word of this. If you're interested in the movie rights to my story, call me!