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xyz3

Best review of that film EVER!

Sooo funny, especially the bit about how Big's second round of vows could have been non-offensive to you... my wife's sharing this with everyone she knows on facebook :-)

I'd love to hear your expanded thoughts on the cultural contradictions the characters in the film ignore sometime...

Timothy (TRiG)

Possibly the best film review I've ever read. And I've not seen any of the franchise.

TRiG.

pinksponge

Hello, long-time reader (I think I originally found you via Hemant Mehta's blog or Daylight Atheism), first-time commenter. I love, love, love your writing. :) I've never seen the SATC series or movies myself, and don't intend to -- not my cup of tea at all. I wanted to respond to a couple of your points, though:

For some weird reason, much of the movie takes place in Abu Dhabi, in the United Arab Emirates .... In fact, much of the movie is taken up with what amounts to an infomercial from the Abu Dhabi Tourist Board

Actually, they did not film in the UAE or Middle East at all. They filmed the "Middle East" portions in Morocco.

I would actually love to see this movie taken apart by a serious scholar or journalist of the Middle East. If anyone's seen a review like that, please drop me a note.

I'm neither Muslim nor Arab nor Middle Eastern, so I can't speak for them, but I thought this discussion on Muslimah Media Watch was interesting.

Circe

Excellent review!

(Btw, your writing is referenced in my one of my college classes...)

Review

Enjoyed your writing.. Well said review..
http://www.vivamagonline.com/CoverStories_Cynthia.php

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