Sunday, July 27, 2008

That's Showbiz

Chris and I went to see Mamma Mia this weekend, and since I have seen a movie or two million, I decided to write a review.
Before I went to see a movie made of Abba songs, I decided to download a few favorites so I would be familiar with some of them. Yes, I am the one singing along and grinning like an idiot. I'm glad I went to the trouble, because I could tell I enjoyed them more than my sister. I read some reviews that said how badly Meryl Streep sang, and how Pierce Brosnan butchered his vocals. I have to say I agree on one count. It was really hard to wrap my brain around 007 crooning about missing his one true love. I think he looks better squinting at people and shooting them. I couldn't stop looking at his mouth. It looked like his tongue was in the way. So now when you go see it, you will be distracted. You're welcome.
But I thought Meryl Streep did a fine job. She's no Julie Andrews, but she holds her own. I have to say though, if I look as hot as she does when I'm her age, my husband will be one lucky man. Shoot, I'd like to look as hot as her right now, thankyouverymuch. In fact, she and Christine Baranski steamed up the screen, they were so smoking hot. I was glad they put a regular woman (Julie Walters) in the trio to balance it out and make it more realistic. I mean there must be a regular, not-so-hot woman in there somewhere. And she was very, very funny.
And Dude, Colin Firth? I have no words.
Okay, I'll try. Yummy. There.
And he sings very nicely, too. He even plays the guitar. Or he looks like he does. It looks real, but he's an actor. He could have been acting like he could really play, and I wouldn't know if he was good at acting. That's why they pay him the big bucks.
But the ending, I only have one word about Colin's character, cuz I don't want to spoil it for you.
I spent the whole movie mesmerized by Amanda Seyfried's mouth and eyes. She has a sweet voice. I kept trying to figure out where I've seen her. I actually had to look up her bio to realize she was in Mean Girls, among other things.
So if you ask my opinion of the movie, I'd have to say I really enjoyed it. I'm glad I went with just my best friend/sister, because it was wildly inappropriate for mixed company. It was pretty raunchy in a few places. The older women were a bit, shall we say, direct about sex and men. But I like musicals, and this one was a lot of fun.
Oh, and we both cried during this song.



Chris said...

It is so funny how we think so much alike, even when we don't mention it. I thought ole' Pierce couldn't figure out what to do with his tongue, too.

My Goodness said...

I saw Mamma Mia last week with 3 friends...and we all loved it! One friend bought the soundtrack, and I can't listen to it enough!!

I would SO go see it again. Glad you enjoyed it!

Noodle said...

Excellent! I really want to see this movie, but I hadn't heard a "real" (ie, non-critic) opinion. I promised my husband I'd wait til it's at the bargain theatre though. :(

Lorrie said...

Good to know! I wondered about this movie. I love ABBA and I love musicals.
Have you seen Batman yet?
We want to see it, also.

The Boyds Family said...

Yep, mom and I went to see it and we loved it too. I haven't posted about it yet - I think I'm now up to being 6 movies behind in my movie blog.

Like Tina, I would be willing to go see it again.

Glad you enjoyed it.

Kellan said...

I can't wait to see this movie!

Have a good evening - Kellan