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.