Friday, August 1, 2008

Mama Mia

OK - I have to admit I have seen this twice already, and if coerced, I would go again. It is wacky - weird in a lot of ways, but loads of fun. Pierce Brosnan can not really sing great - but he is great to look at, even at his age. Even the teenagers in our group thought he was a "hot old man". Meryl Streep is amazing in it. The music is so fun. It definitely took me back to my teen days. Abba songs - wow! Don't really remember enjoying them then as much as I did in this movie now.

Male warning - Jake went with us the first time I saw it. He leaned over to me about 1/2 way thru the movie and made a motion of slitting his wrists. His actual comment was, "I do not have enough estrogen to enjoy this movie". There were a handful of men in there, but all married and Jake was sure their wives had forced them to come. The second time I saw it, the theatre was about 3/4 full and there were no men present.

So, if you are just looking for a bit of nonsense fun - go see it! I LOVED it, both times!!


citizen of the world said...

I may eventually see this on DVD, but I am having a hard time getiing past the idea of Meryl Streep singing. It just seems wrong somehow.

Friar Tuck said...

This post makes me so proud of Jake! Using his flair for the dramatic to denegrate a obviously awful chick flick. He is right. One of the man rules is not to watch a musical unless drug along by women. And if drug there, making a suicidal gesture is your only next available option.

Shellmo said...

I don't think I could lure my husband to the movies to see this even if I had a big bass in my mouth! Ha! But definitely going to rent this once it comes out on DVD - glad you enjoyed it!

Jen said...

Yep Pierce is a good thing to look at. I'm not familiar with this movie...I'll check it out.
BTW-I sent info to you about your music inquiry.

reliv4life said...

Citizen - I think Meryl will surprise you - or at least she did me.

Friar - glad you are proud

Shellmo - LOL the bass in your mouth! You will like it I bet - let me know after the dvd comes out

Jen - yes, check it out! Isn't that the music on your blog?? I did get your email, but still can't get it to work. :(