Monday, August 04, 2008

Movie: Mamma Mia!

I saw Mamma Mia! with my step-mom and two sisters who were in town visiting. This just wasn't one I could drag my husband to. But I certainly enjoyed it to no end. Best movie musical ever? No... But super fun? YES!

I especially enjoyed Amanda Seyfried (Lily Kane from Veronica Mars) as Sophie and Meryl Streep as Donna. Most of the singing was really good, and what was poorly sung was made up for with acting chops. It was amusing to see the three actors who play the potential fathers (Pierce Brosnan, Colin Firth and Stellan Skarsgard). I wouldn't have really expected any of them to play such a role, and was surprised and amused.

I haven't seen Mamma Mia! live yet, but now I will add it to my list. I would imagine seeing it live would be much more energetic. The music was so fun, I danced in my seat a few times.

If you aren't a musical fan, you may not like this, but then again, you may anyway. All four of us really liked it, even though my 18 year old sister didn't know it was based on ABBA songs (nor did she know who ABBA even was!), except that she knew Dancing Queen (but I am pretty sure she only knew it from the A*Teens cover a few years back...).

Check it out! Even if it is just a renter. PS, Can I renew my vows in Greece, please??


Vance said...

The stage version is a LOT of fun and I think worth it just for the Vouley Vous dance choreography which was not shown very well in the film version.

Anonymous said...

this is one of the only plays i've ever seen, which ended up being great... it's funny to think of ol' Pierce taking a stab at singing, yeeesh

Esther said...

I agree - it was lots of fun. I love listening to the soundtrack. There's something relentlessly catchy and addictive about Abba's music. I like the choreography. I can't wait until I get the DVD so I can sing and dance along in my living room! ;-)

I've also seen it on Broadway, and I loved it there, too. A stage show is such a unique experience. You have the energy, the adrenaline, that only comes from witnessing a live performance. Next winter, the tour is coming to where I live and I'm definitely going to go see it.