I’d seen the trailer about a hundred times, as it’s the default load for AfterEllen video blogs, but I figured I probably wouldn’t see the movie. As much as I love musicals and as huge a crush as I have on Meryl Streep, I just don’t have easy access to a movie theatre. However, yesterday my friend Rita and I were hanging out at the Johnson County fair after my shift tabling for the clinic and we got the idea to go see a movie. Apparently movies cost eight fifty now, which made my wallet cry a little, but it was a lot of fun. It’s as feel-good as you would expect, with enough irreverence to excuse watching a chick flick, and Meryl is as always gorgeous and amazing in it. I also thought the three men did a great job, and I giggled just a little seeing Dakin from History Boys in such a straight role. Meryl’s performance of “The Winner Takes it All” was by far the best number, though the three women doing “Dancing Queen” (the first time) is hillarious. I also thought Pierce Brosnan wasn’t bad with his musical numbers – not the best voice I’ve ever heard, but not bad either. And of course, you can’t fault a PG-13 movie that puts a positive spin on sex and acceptance of women who have multiple partners. Whoo!
Mama Mia!23 07 2008