Mamma Mia

Last night I took Andrea to see the movie Mamma Mia.  I thought I would share a few thoughts on the movie.

  • Chick flick.  Period.
  • We saw the musical last year, and I think the musical was better than the movie. I, like many, wondered how in the world you turn ABBA songs into a story.  It works pretty well actually, but the element of surprise was lost the second time around. 
  • Pierce Brosnan can’t sing.  At all.  In fact, none of the older men in the movie can sing.  The women aren’t bad.
  • It’s hilarious to see my kids sings along to Andrea’s ABBA CD.  They get all the words wrong.  Ok, that has nothing to do with the movie.
  • I don’t remember the musical having a “Greek chorus“.  That was often funny.
  • The filming was unusual.  It seemed like the lighting was atypical for a movie.  And I don’t think they used much makeup for the actors and actresses.  Not bad.  Just different.
  • They were two guys sitting near us in the theatre…
  • The audience was 90% female.  They were a few men with their “dates”, but mostly it was lady’s night out.
  • The women in the theatre “ooo’ed” every time Pierce was on the screen.
  • People actually clapped at the end of the movie.  Hadn’t seen that since Star Wars.

Take your wife.  It’ll make her happy.

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One Response to Mamma Mia

  1. media boy says:

    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

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