Thursday, August 07, 2008

Mamma Mia!

My mom and I went to see Mamma Mia! yesterday afternoon. It was a fun girl movie! ;)

But I have to say, when I read a few days ago on a blog that this movie ruined Pierce Brosnan for them... I really didn't get it until the very end!

Spoiler Warning: If you haven't seen this and want to you probably don't want to read the rest of this...

Have you stopped reading yet?

Okay, so Pierce Brosnan is Sam, one of three men who could possibly be Sophie's dad. She invites them all to her wedding thinking she'll just "know" which one is her dad when she meets them. She of course doesn't and since her mother doesn't know why they are there hilarity ensues. With random breaking into song because this is a musical. And while the scenery was beautiful I think the movie would have made more sense left on stage. I guess we can suspend our disbelief a little more when we see things on stage!

Anyway, it was a cute movie for the most part. A little too many sexual references for my taste, but that's Hollywood for you.

At the very end the mom and her two friends are on stage singing all dressed up in fancy sparkly clothes. They finish one song and decide to do another, talking to an audience who doesn't respond. When they start the second all three of the possible dads come out to sing with them. And they are dressed in what I can only call a cross between an Elvis suit and an ice skating costume! In teal and red no less! Brosnan's costume was v-necked to his waist and all I could think was "ew!"

Now I know why the lady said she'd never be able to watch him as 007 James Bond the same way again!

Did I also mention that I've had "Mamma Mia" and "Dancing Queen" stuck in my head ever since?


  1. I read the same thing..we must've read the same blog.
    That would tend to put icky thoughts in ones head. I really wanted to see the movie but heard so many bad reviews. Usually bad reviews probably means I will be one of the few that likes it.

  2. I laughed my head off all the way through that movie. Part of it was the company I was with, part of it was the dance with the guys and their flippers and part of it was 007 himself.

    Oh, he made my night he was SO BAD. And I loved every bit of his bad self. :)

  3. abba makes for great house cleaning music! I figured the movie looked like a renter, that and Greg isnt much for modern musicals.

  4. Anonymous1:14 PM

    awww... I really want to see it, but I have to find a girlfriend to go with! It looks cute! (great blog!)

  5. I thought this was a fun cute movie, but Pierce can't sing!

  6. I looooved this movie .. it was such a feel good, laugh out loud time. I bought the CD much to the dismay of my teenage daughter .. but just incase I needed to be reminded to laugh a little! Yes, 007 did a change, but I think it was pretty ambitious of him to play a role so not-like-him! Those funny outfits .. that's what ABBA used to wear when they performed ... can you believe that????!!

  7. Anonymous4:00 AM

    I was coerced into seeing Mamma Mia (the play), which ended up being great... as for the movie version, sounds fun, though it's awkward to think of ol' Pierce trying to sing, yeeesh


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