My sister in law asked me to go see Mama Mia this weekend. I'd actually heard it wasn't a very good movie, and it was going to be a late showing. I'd been at baseball all day, I was sweaty and stinky, and tired - dead tired. But I don't get the chance to go to the movies often - especially anything not animated and child themed!
I have to admit I got a little distracted at first thinking "wait a minute, I thought this was supposed to be a Broadway play? How did they do all these water scenes on a stage?" Once I got over my OCD though, I thoroughly enjoyed it! Even without any popcorn. The fact that it was originally a play was really the only thing I knew going in. It was nice change going in with a blank slate.
I would whole hearted give this movie 2 thumbs up. Its a great chic flick, I don't think my husband would have gotten all the humor. My sister in law and I laughed out loud countless times. The songs made me want to get up and dance. And trust me people - THAT is not a pretty sight! I thought Meryl Streep was beautiful and perfect for the part. Julie Waters was perfectly hilarious ( and I just read she was Mrs. Weasly on Harry Potter - I never would have guessed!) Pierce Brosnan - really, what can you say other than yummy? Well, I do have to admit he isn't the best singer - but his singing parts are minimal. Amanda Seyfried is beautiful and talented and has a wonderful voice - I hope she goes far!
Grab your girlfriends, and go see this! I think you will be glad you did!!