Muddling along in the city

May 27, 2010

Hello and welcome to the gorgeous Muddling Along Mummy, who is my guest for the day. It’s a wonder I’m still speaking to her, actually, as she got invited to the film premiere I so wanted to go to …..but she’s so lovely, and such a brilliant writer, that I forgive her everything. Big thanks to Littlemummy for organising Guest Post Day! Now read on ….

Wow!  Stretches out, looks around, strokes Mme Bovary…
Isn’t it nice over here!
When I grow up I think I’d like a blog like this!
So thank you to the lovely Dulwich Divorcee who is spending the day over at my blog [].
I dithered about what to write and then realised that this is Friday morning and I’m freed from my embargo and can write about Sex and the City 2 – the movie.

sex and the city
On Tuesday night I was lucky enough to be invited to an exclusive preview of the film. Somehow I was going to be able to watch the film a whole two days before anyone else in the whole of the UK.
As you can imagine I dithered and then replied saying yes please I’d like to come (I can’t actually imagine that they had a lot of people turn them down!).
It was a wonderful evening – champagne, cocktails and lots of lovely ladies in fabulous frocks and footwear.   
The short review is that initially I loved the film – it was all that I remembered the programme as being; clothes, shoes, story lines that I could sort of relate to.
But yet something rang a bit wrong.  
Yes the girls are going through issues we can all recognise, learning to live as a married couple, the difficulties of raising two small children, issues with a terrible boss and the menopause, but these weren’t real life people coping with these issues.
Oh no – these were women failing to cope with having two children whilst having full time childcare.  Uh huh because how much harder is it in the real world when you don’t have someone there 24/7 to whisk away the children when they leave dirty handprints on your vintage skirt (I mean does any mother actually wear anything dry clean only whilst with her children, isn’t that just asking for trouble?).  Failing to deal with not eating out and living the high life every night, failing to get the right complex cocktail of hormones to stave off hot flushes.
But then I remembered that Sex and the City isn’t about absolute reality because it wasn’t back then in the days when it was just a series.

What it is, is something that resonates because it take issues from our own lives and clothes them in Louis Vuitton, Channel, Gucci.  It gives them shoes from Jimmy Choo, Manolo and Gina,.  It gives them an apartment that there is no way they could afford on their earnings.
Yes Sex and the City is about fantasy and if you accept that it’s a lot fun.
And there is a message that I liked, a message that friendships can survive the shockwaves that come from our lives evolving and changing and that is in those friendships that we find the support and love we need to ground ourselves and to take time to enable us to go back to our changed lives reminded of who we really are.
Or alternatively its a big advertisement for Abu Dhabi that they’d bought without realising quite what they were getting into….



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  • PippaD @ A Mothers Ramblings May 27, 2010 at 4:15 pm

    I have never watch SATC, but I am thinking that I might…

    • Dulwich Divorcee June 2, 2010 at 5:17 am

      Oh you definitely should give it a go!

  • marianne May 28, 2010 at 1:57 am

    I’m looking forward to seeing this film but will probably have to wait until it’s on DVD anyway as I did with SATC 1. (I ahve 2 yr old twin girls)
    But I’m all up for escaping to a Jimmy Choo world for an hour or two and pretending to be Oh So Fabulous. Big girl’s dreams 🙂

    • Dulwich Divorcee June 2, 2010 at 5:18 am

      Absolutely. big girls should have big dreams 😉

  • JulieB May 28, 2010 at 2:35 am

    A lot of the reviews I have seen have been far from flattering (to put it mildly), but I expect most people – myself included – will still see it at some point. As you said, it sounds like the key will be to suspend reality and just sit back and enjoy the frocks and the footwear!

    • Dulwich Divorcee June 2, 2010 at 5:19 am

      I know the reviews have been a bit dire, but somehow it seems almost compulsory to see it ….I may well regret it though!

  • TheMadHouse May 28, 2010 at 3:40 am

    I just dont see the attraction anymore!

    • Dulwich Divorcee June 2, 2010 at 5:19 am

      I know what you mean ….but I can’t bear to let it go entirely …..

  • Rock N Roll Mummy May 28, 2010 at 1:29 pm

    I am soooo jealous can’t wait to see the film and have a night out with my girlfriends booked in a week sat to see it. I know its not the most intelligent or though provoking flick in the world but I don’t care an hour and half of escapism, glamour, fashion works for me!

    • Dulwich Divorcee June 2, 2010 at 5:20 am

      Me too definitely! Sometimes escapism is crucial 🙂

  • Emma May 29, 2010 at 8:50 am

    Ohhhhh how exciting that you got to go along early and have a party!!! I loved the series and own the whole box set but I hated the first film and still haven’t decided if I can bring myself to go and watch this one!!!!

    • Dulwich Divorcee June 2, 2010 at 5:20 am

      Oh I quite liked the first film, especially the gorgeous wedding frocks! Let me know if you take the plunge with this one