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Mamma Mia!

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!

Comments (7)

Kathy (Trekcapri):

Hi Anne, sounds like a really Cool night out! I'm a huge Meryl Streep fan so I can't wait to see it!

Thanks so much for the review and have a great weekend!

I am looking forward to seeing it! My sister is coming to visit soon so we will probably see it then. I never saw the musical in the theatre so I am very excited!

sandrac:

I've also been looking forward to this movie, if only for Meryl Streep! Plans for tomorrow had to be scraped, but next week I'm definitely going!

Thanks for the review. It looks like a fun movie to see! I might just go one afternoon next week after work starts - it looks like it would be the perfect stress reliever and there is always major stress when work starts again.

Anne:

Oh yes, this is an excellent way to escape from stress. I went again this afternoon with my mom and loved it just as much the second time!

Funny, I was never an ABBA fan when their songs were hits, but they've grown on me - the nostalgia factor, I guess. I have been singing them non-stop for the past three days (Dave is not amused...)

Eden:

Hmm, Thanks for the review, Anne. I may just ask my daughter to go and see it with me. I wanted to see this in a theater when my kids and I were in London but my oldest son said "There is no way I am spending my afternoon listening to ABBA". I should have gone myself and left him at some pub. LOL

I love Meryl Streep! I remember being so surprised at what a good singer she was in that movie where she played Shirley McClaine's daughter (I can't remember the name of it). Postcards from the Edge, maybe?

Anyway, thanks for the review!

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