Saturday, October 11, 2008

Mamma Mia! The Movie

Mamma Mia! The Movie

Mamma Mia, here I go again...

Yes, once again I couldn't resist watching a musical-movie and as usual I loved it!

Mamma Mia! The Movie is a stage-to-film adaptation of the very famous musical Mamma Mia! and uses songs from the successful 70s pop group ABBA. It's the story of a girl (Amanda Seyfried) who is planning to get married but wants her father to give her away during the ceremony. However, she doesn't know who her father is and after getting hold of her mum (Meryl Streep) 's diary, she concludes that he is one of the 3 men; Sam Carmichael (Pierce Brosnan), Harry Bright (Colin Firth), or Bill Anderson (Stellan Skarsgård). And what does she do but secretly invites all 3 to her wedding, hoping she will be able to find out which one is her father once she meets them. Thus begins a journey of determining the real father with a huge cups of humour, laughter, tears and SONGs thrown in!

The outcome was one very enjoyable movie with a wonderful cast and catchy songs a-plenty. Haha and I've heard many people criticizing Pierce Brosnan's singing. True it wasn't superb and at times he looked as though he was kinda struggling to get the words out but overall it wasn't a total disaster, at least it went down OK with me. One thing was for sure, he looked dashing compared to the other 2 "possible fathers", especially in the one scene where you can see their silhouettes against the dawn in the background..woah how he stood out! Well, he wasn't "Bond, James Bond" for nothing, eh? :P

Needless to say, the soundtrack (and ABBA's originals) now tops my playlist. I like all the songs and I particularly love "Our Last Summer" and "Lay All Your Love on Me" - the movie versions. Ooh, and coincidentally the stage musical is coming this way too end of the year. The tickets are purportedly selling like hot cakes already if not sold out for certain dates. I've never watched a live musical before and I am so tempted.....

My Rating:

3 tots:

Ciyou said...
An award for you:

Catherine said...

ahha, thanx ciyou for the "award" :D

jun6 said...

this movie was enjoyable especially who are interesting to 70s this popular group ABBA. But this movie lack of young beautiful girl or actors. The main female actors mostly playing by 'a ma' level one. So not hard to notice that actually this movie is take care or more dedicated to older persons like 40 or above persons or musical movie fans. But of course younger still can buy ticket and watch.
All in all this movie still enjoyable and nice song never out of date.

ps: May I get the OST from u?:P
one more thing hav to mention, Pierce Brosnan really can't sing.

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