WARNING :- Its a chick flick and I seriously doubt whether men would like it. Those who do..well…their girlfriends/wives are lucky to have such men. 🙂 Also this post isn’t a review. Its my pondering about the movie and friendship. So skip if you want.
I feel those who have seen the series “Sex and The City” on television or atleast have the general idea about the characters & story and liked it are bound to enjoy the movie. But for those who have not, its like watching “Harry Potter-13 years after” without having seen from Sorcerer Stone to Deathly Hallows. One may enjoy the special effects but still miss being really hit by the movie (in a positive way).
As for me, I watched the episodes whenever I could and in many of them I liked the way in which the workings of a female mind were quite accurately depicted and some questions regarding love & relationships were raised which I’d asked myself at some point in my life. Also it made me glad that we live in a society free from such stressful and demanding dating scene. Thats one good point of a not so liberal society..saves its people from lot of mental stress.
First of all I liked the opening song; Labels or Love by Fergie. Read the lyrics here. And its so true!! Nothing cheers up a broken heart or depressed mind like a shopping spree 😀 Shopping is much easier than looking for love. And when labels give a girl so much happiness then why run after love? 😛 As Fergie says “I know you might hate it but I’m a shop for labels while them ladies lay and wait for love”. Pump up the volume and listen:-
# Sometimes we just want our friends to rejoice with us in our joy and not advice or point the pros & cons all the time.
# Sometimes even the bravest of us, the most radical of us secretly feel more strong in numbers…and feel weak when our single friend leaves our camp to join the “married” camp.
# Sometimes we labels our friends subconsciously and stereotype them in our minds and get shocked when they do anything different.
# Amidst all celebrations or pressures of life , we tend to lose sight of the other person’s and a relationship’s needs and expectations. We shouldn’t wait for a calamity to happen to open our eyes. Wake up before taking one’s partner for granted.
# Sometimes we need our good friends to stand up for us and to hold us when we are falling instead of judging us.
# Sometimes its better to be the bigger person and find it one’s heart to forgive. Everyone deserves a second chance if they are truly sorry.
The different wedding gowns were oooh la la!! And there were some very funny moments too. Mostly the instances of friendship were touching and true. To know what the 4 women ultimately do about their lives and relations, go and watch the movie. 🙂 The comparison of Mumbai and Manhattan rather Indian society and New York culture is nicely depicted in an article by Namita in TOI . You can also go through Nova’s take and Poonam’s review on the movie.
Best Dialogue – “They say nothing lasts forever. Dreams change, trends come and go but friendships… never go out of style”.