Thats why it feels unnatural to say that what feels most remarkable about the movie is its unapologetic embrace of middle aged women. Its also emotionally realistic even brutal.
The elephant in the room is the question of whether men will see it. As far as big hollywood movies go the idea that we might watch movies to empathize with characters whose lives are different from ours but whose humanity links them to us is all but lost. Carries trajectory throughout the movie is surprisingly difficult playing out on a much grander scale at almost hours like a th century novel with occasional flights into blatant frivolity and lots of designer brand names.
Which is too bad because michael patrick king who executive produced the show with series creator darren star and wrote and directed the movie has done some brave surprising things with it mining territory thats been all but abandoned by hollywood.