The girls and I went to see Mamma Mia! this evening with my friend Tricia. What fun we had!!! The movie is so lively and upbeat. Although yes, there was one scene that had my eyes watering...a scene where the mother is singing about her daughter growing up...I was holding Ginger's hand and the song really moved me, blah, blah I'm a big fat crybaby, whatever... :)
The performances were fantastic. I was surprised at how well everyone sang. Meryl Streep totally rocked on "The Winner Takes It All", she really belted it out with feeling. She also got the emotions across on "Slipping Through My Fingers" (which is the one that got me snifflin').
Of course it's not a movie of great depth - hey, it's based on ABBA songs, what can you expect?! But it is full of exuberance, an attractive cast and gorgeous - absolutely stunning - scenery. (And any movie with Pierce Brosnan and Colin Firth to gaze upon is ok in my books!) We had so much fun, we bought the soundtrack...and Miss Ninja has already told me that we are buying the dvd the minute it comes out.
Here's a taste:
If you're looking for a fun, boisterous, musical evening out, this movie's for you!