Having said that I shall spare you all the boredom of reading one of the most unimaginative run-of-the-mill movie plot ever written and move straight to SJP's character in the film. I couldn't help but find too many similarities between Mrs. Morgan from the movie and Carrie Bradshaw from Sex and the City. Like Carrie, Mrs. Morgan too is a New York bred successful woman who can't fathom living outside the Big Apple. She too loves expensive designer dresses, struts around in stilletoes and craves greasy Chinese food every now and again. Whilst witnessing this rather all too familiar character of Mrs. Morgan, I found myself wondering what it is about this actress that I (and a million other fans) find so 'fabulous'.
I mean with all due respect, SJP is not what one would label as beautiful or pretty as such. Yet there is something extremely attractive about her. Does her attractiveness lie in the way she carries herself, almost oblivious to the fact that so many women idolize everything she wears & says?
Or does her not so beautiful face make her popular in the sense that she does not invoke an inferiority complex or a poor self-image amongst her admirers?
Is her sense of fashion and her flair for carrying off even the most ridiculous of the outfits with elan that make her so unique?
Or can her claim to fame be attributed to simply being caste as Carrie Bradshaw in Sex and the City and her thoroughly awe inspiring life and character in the series?
Personally, I feel that one of the reasons for Carrie (and SJP's) popularity is the fact that even the most ordinary of us girls can relate with her. Carrie's always had men troubles. Her on again off again relationship with the emotionally unavailable Mr. Big works almost like a healing balm on our personal love issues. Carrie's not had a fairy tale ending, who are we to expect one? Even though Carrie lives a an extremely glamorous life she's far from being perfect. She is known to blurt out the most inappropriate words in crucial situations, land herself in awkward spots when she's unable to say no and goes through her fair share of embarrassments. (Remember her strutting down the ramp in a Dolce and Gabbana bikini looking like a million bucks and then tripping face down all of a sudden? Gee, I wouldn't have wanted to trade places with her then!)
Carrie makes mistakes, fights with her girl friends, has no aptitude for technology, feels lonely, jealous and insecure, is often broke and broken hearted, kisses frogs who don't magically turn into princes but still somehow ends up living life queen-size. And I guess the hope of emerging a gorgeous divaliscious swan; like her, unscathed from all the mishaps and troubles in life is what makes the inner ugly duckling within all of us relate with Carrie Bradshaw and love her awkward yet glamorous personality!
I would love to know what it is that drives all you fellow Carrie-SJP fans to love, adore and idolize her. Please do share your views with me.