Mamma Mia! Movie Reviews
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This movie was spectacular, i've seen it 3 times and im still not tired of seeing it, i usually like all musicals but ths one is just magnificent!!!! !!!!!!!
Momma Mia â€“ The title sez it all! For the record: I am not now, nor have I ever been a fan of movie musicals. As far as I am concerned musicals belong on the stage. I appreciate, I think, the genre, but I can do without â€˜Singing in the Rainâ€™, â€˜Kismetâ€™, â€˜West Side Storyâ€™, â€˜Oklahomaâ€™, etc. I just canâ€™t get my imagination to accept that people start singing and dancing, in perfect accord, out oâ€™ the blue and nobody has dropped acid or extasyâ€¦â€˜Mom ma Miaâ€™!!! However, I limit my hypocrisy to â€˜Jailhouse Rockâ€™, â€˜Viva Las Vegasâ€™ and â€˜Paint Your Wagonâ€™. Truth be told, I do have a wild fantasy to see and hear John Wayne sing â€˜The Lonely Goat Herdâ€™ (from â€˜Sound of Musicâ€™) w/a dance choreographed by Bob Fosse. Sometimes the fantasy is best left a fantasy.
The Line Is Etched in Stone.
I remember ABBAâ€™s songs on the radio back in the 70â€™s and into the 80â€™s, but I never bought one of their albums. They were/are too â€˜bubble gumâ€™ for my tastes along with Bobby Sherman, David Cassidy and the Osmonds earlier in the 70â€™s. I never bought any of their albums either. â€˜Momma Miaâ€™ is an all out estrogen flick, if ever there was one! I will bet that within the next 10 years the Castro Theater, in the heart of San Franciscoâ€™s â€˜gayâ€™ district, will show this movie (maybe as a double bill with â€˜Moulin Rougeâ€™) as a â€˜sing-alongâ€ ™ presentation. They already do this with â€˜The Sound of Musicâ€™, â€˜Greaseâ€™ and Disneyâ€™s â€˜The Little Mermaidâ€™. Not that there is anything wrong or derogatory about men of all ages dressing up as their favorite female character, make up and all, for a night at the theater to sing the movie. Iâ€™m all over â€˜Live & Let Liveâ€™ like white on rice, but itâ€™s just a wee bit TOO much estrogen for me.
On the other hand, it is kind of refreshing that anyone make an out & out musical in this foul year of the Bush Empire where there is no villain, no bad guy or antagonist of any kind! There are no weapons No bloodshed, no decapitationsâ€ ¦not even as much as a groin injuryâ€¦period ! And absolutely no CGI. Amazingâ€¦total ly escapist fare! All my cards on the table, for the first time in my life, I was so turned on at the sight of Meryl Streep anything that happened on the screen was fine with me. I would not say I am a fan of hers, she is excellent in everything Iâ€™ve seen her do, but I donâ€™t mark my calendar and I damn sure donâ€™t camp out to see herâ€™s or anyoneâ€™s movies. This time out she plays a reformed globe trotting â€˜party girl/s***â€™ whose 20 year old daughter is getting married. The daughter wants her father to give her away, but after stealing her motherâ€™s journal she discovers there are three different possibilities. So, she invites them all, without momâ€™s knowledge, figuring sheâ€™ll be able to tell who her father is at the sight of him. When they all show up on the same boat she canâ€™t. Then, itâ€™s one ABBA song after another. However it wasnâ€™t an endurance test like â€˜Sex In The Cityâ€™ was to me. (when I begin to daydream of a â€˜Bloody Samâ€™ Peckinpah version the movie Iâ€™m watching, itâ€™s in trouble. â€˜Sex in the Cityâ€™ also garnered an additional imaginary Tarrentino, version, a John Woo version and a Monte Hellman in the twisted recesses of my mind.) In good conscious, I could recommend â€˜Momma Miaâ€™ to anyone who loves movie musicals and ABBA.
This movie was about as good as The Love Guru. It strait up sucked. There are nly three surc**stances in which you will like this movie. 1. Your a hardcore ABBA fan
2. Your a middle age women
3. Your a gay guy This movie is in no shape form or fashion going to be the next hairspray. Many flaws in this movie include he fact that it is perverted and Pierce Brosnan can not sing worth living. Please , if you have a desire to see this movie buy tickets to another movie and sneak in.
I loved it. I love Meryl Streep in almost everything she plays in. It was like being at a great party. When the movie was over, not a soul moved. Everyone sat spellbound waiting for the credits and then clapped when it was over.
Just to let you know, it is totally possible for a 59-year-old to be the mother of a 20-year-old, and for parents of a pregnant, unwed 39-year-old to be appalled! These demographics happen all the time!
This was a fantastic movie and the three women "friends" were perfect in their roles. They totally go with the ABBA theme, nostalgia and everything else.
I liked the movie, but I did have some complaints. After seeing the off-Broadway play last year, i was astounded at the casting. A 59 year old Meryl Streep did AWESOME but she was still clearly too old to play the mom of the 20 year old bride. At one point she says her mom wouldn't let her come home because she got pregnant...at 40? She really acted younger, but they up-aged the cast to fit her age. Baranski..funny but not the sex symbol either. Would have liked Kirsten Chenoweth or Michelle Pfiffer in lead. But the music is great and it's a fun movie nevertheless.
I went to see it last Friday... I loved it!!! Streep stole the show. Beyond comic, funny, light-hearted, heart-touching emotions. The choreography is impressive, great music, and the SCENE totally transports you. Its too good!
This movie was absolutley amazing!!!! I went out last night and saw it.....and now I am looking at the times for today...it was that good!
I have never liked a movie so much that I have seen it twice in a 24 hour time period.
Go see it!
The cast is phenomenal, they all sing their own parts, and Meryl Streep gave an oustnading performance!
O h, and if you go see it, you have to stay for the end credits...trust me
It sure is refreshing to go see a fun, funny, and dare I say - HAPPY movie! I thought Mama Mia! was great. I liked everything about it - especially all of the smiles and happy people. The singing and dancing was wonderful - I can't think of one moment of that film when I wasn't smiling. Great job to all of the people involved and your ability to bring to the world a positive and upbeat movie.
Horrible. A fabricated mess with forced silliness and over-the-top cartoonish performances. To say the performances were OVERACTED is like saying getting hit by a Tsunami will make you moist. Yes, it's a musical so you expect exaggeration. I love musicals, but, this one doesn't work at any level. Zero chemistry between performers. The plot and theme is ridiculous. I'll say it again, whatever you see on screen is forced. There is no natural flow where you can just sit back and enjoy. It just comes across as artificial.