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DVD: Sex and the City 2, For retail & rental (Warner)

For the first half-hour, SATC2 is quite enjoyable – self-congratulatory, but bubbling with escapism and spiced with some smart quipping between the self-labelled "girls".

But as the film drags on – and on – the puns get more laboured, the characters get more shrill, and their outfits get more hideous, until you never want to see these solipsistic, money-drenched Marie Antoinettes again. Not so much a sequel as a course of aversion therapy.