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Mom Loves Happy Endings

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Vuv-A-Licious Mom: As I was running out the door last night, my new friend Jen called. I asked if I could call her back tomorrow because I was running out to see Sex And The City and she said "Sure." Then, just as I was about to wrap it up, she uttered the words, "I'm not seeing it."

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Despite being pressed for time, I couldn't help myself. I had to ask "Why?" "Because," she said, "it's the only show I ever watched where the final episode brought me closure. All the characters had their own happy endings, and I don't want to know if that is no longer the case."

Wow! Knock me down with a feather. I never thought of it that way. My excitement turned to a knot in my stomach. I too, love closure. I too, love happy endings (keep your mind out of the gutter). In the words of The Clash, "Should I stay or should I go?"

What if Carrie and Big don't end up together? What if Charlotte isn't still living a fairtytale? What if Miranda can't still be more true to her heart than to her mind? What if Samantha's lost her incredible drive? Do I want to know?

I took a deep breath. I've committed to picking up a Vuv who vowed to see the movie with me, so I must and I do. I share Jen's comment with her and she just says, "Oy," which is all I need this Vuv to say as we are "connected," and I know she is feeling exactly what I am feeling.

We buy the tickets, the popcorn and we forge ahead....besides it was "two-fer Tuesday," and we got a bargain.

Now, this is not a review, and I am not going to blow the movie for anyone who hasn't seen it, so I will only say this:

It was wonderful to see the girls again and to remember why we loved watching them, despite their completely unrealistic couture wardrobes. (Do you really pack up someone's apartment in a Diane Von Furstenberg dress and stilettos?) Has Patricia Field ever heard of eece?)

Their friendship is and was, at least for me, realistically and poignantly depicted. The fab foursome made me laugh, and they made me cry. And their bond, though fictitious, is a kind of truth I will always strive for.

Was Jen right?


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