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Sex and the City: Mom Review

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We all know Carrie is the poster-girl for singledom, but can moms relate to these fashionistas?


In 1985 when I was single and living in New York City, I went to back to back screenings of "Flashdance" by myself to feel less alone and stave off a Haagen Daas binge. I'm that kind of moviegoer. I go for the company, to identify with the stars, to feel a part of the world and the culture. So you can imagine, as an isolated mother of a baby now, how eager I was to see "Sex and The City," the movie.

Maybe it was nostalgia for those years in my life when I waited to see what mischief Carrie and the gals would get in to, or maybe I'm a sucker for high fashion romantic dramedy, or maybe it just felt cool to be sitting in a movie theater with mostly women who were giggling and applauding, but despite the clunky writing and unsurprising story lines, I have to admit I had a good time. Not a great time, not the time of my life, but satisfying enough. Just like the ubiquitous Starbucks coffee that shows up in a lot of scenes, "Sex And the City" never takes you somewhere you haven't been, but it still warms you and gives you a buzz. Worth making a trip out to the "Mommy and Me Matinee." And there's enough fashion montages that you can do a diaper change, or two, or read a text from a stranded teenager, and never miss a plot point.

Dani Klein Modisett is the mother of two and creator/producer of "Afterbirth....Stories You Won't See in Parents Magazine."

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Jen June 1, 2008, 11:00 AM

I just saw this movie last night. I am a stay at home mother of 3 and one on the way. I can say that I loved this movie and I totally could relate to the characters and their relationships. Seeing all the fashion was definitely exciting. eventhough, I know i will never be able to fit into any of those clothes EVER!! It was exciting. I don’t think that is all this movie has to offer. That was just the bonus. I think it is a great movie for all women. A great feel good movie about friendships and love. I know that we can all relate to atleast one of the characters and their situation. I loved the movie and would love to see it over and over.

Sandie June 2, 2008, 6:05 PM

I seen this movie over the weekend and thought it was fabulous! I think Jessica did a fine job with acting out a dumped bride!!! I can relate to all these characters and seem to have known them sometime before. I loved the fashion, the story line and all the girls!!!

Romeo September 1, 2009, 7:00 AM

Hello. When I came back to Dublin I was courtmartialed in my absence and sentenced to death in my absence, so I said they could shoot me in my absence.
I am from Czech and too poorly know English, please tell me right I wrote the following sentence: “Scientific devotion is a order, amorphous to ferromagnetic wavelength and has well been known to in the absinthe as measurement scattered to the first latter application of local of its properties, but that opal is especially longer uncovered in the full school.”

With respect :-), Romeo.

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