Thursday, November 13, 2008

Mamma Mia (Here I Go Again! My My!)

Mamma Mia was lighthearted, funny, and and a bit crazy. I watched it twice within 24 hours.

Prior to watching the movie, I only had a faintest idea on the story. So really, I didn't know what to expect at all. In fact, I wasn't even familiar with ABBA or their songs.

As soon as the first song, "Honey Honey", started, I was loving it! And not just with the music, but also the sparkling blue water and the rocky cliffs. The scenery was just beautifully amazing! The story was fun and had laughs for all ages. The dancing scenes were great and well put together.

The movie was filmed on the islands of Greece, which made me want to go more than ever.

I was also really surprised with Meryl Streep's awesome performance. The last time I saw her was in Devil Wears Prada, in which she played a very serious business woman who never smiled. It was fun seeing her climb on top a roof singing "Mamma Mia!" and swoon and the dance teenage giddy girl dance! :)

I am hooked on all the songs. For the past few days, I have been jamming to the tunes in my car. I sing along and my head instinctively bops up and down. It makes my drive to and from work much more enjoyable.

I have never seen the musical live, but now really want to! For those who have seen both, are they very similar?

4 comments:

  1. I've seen the musical but not the movie yet, but should be the same. They used ABBAs' songs to make a storyline based in Greece. I had Eddy downloaded honey honey when we were dating, the was one of my favorites too. I had the ABBAs hits but somehow honey honey wasn't on the CD.

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  2. My friend has been wanting to go see it for ages but we haven't yet. I saw some of them perform at a park by my job for free (every summer Bryant park hosts several Broadway shows for like 7 weeks or so) so that was cool.

    I uploaded videos on my blog so you can check them out if you click on the culture tag and scroll down til you find it :)

    I love those songs too!

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  3. Yi-Ju,

    In addition to Honey Honey, I also like Mamma Mia and Our Last Summer. =]

    Dorkys,

    It must be nice to work in NYC - you get to take advantages of free stuff. I live about 30 min from DC and even though they have things like this too, I usually don't want to spend an hour getting there.

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  4. What a god awful movie. What is worse was being forcefed the thing a second time around on an airplane. Good thing the audio was only piped through the headsets or I would've gone bonkers.

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