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Tuesday, February 1, 2011

Review of film: “MAMMA MIA!” – That’s Some SPICY Music-Filled Greek Resort !

Review of film:   “MAMMA MIA! – That’s Some SPICY Music-Filled Greek Resort !   

                 [ RATING:  8.5 of 10 stars ] 

Date Rated: Jul 29, 2008 | Rel. Date: Jul 18, 2008 =

Music from the Swedish group ABBA has long been exceptionally popular due in large part to their unforgettable, usually-cheerful, “ear-worming”-type catchy melodies. Many years after their initial release, they formed the basis of a stage play which then formed the basis of this film...

...  It’s hard to smoothly integrate a bunch of songs into a coherent story-telling framework, and, tho the plot is somewhat inherently weak, the enthusiastic cast helps the venture SUCCEED: MERYL STREEP does a fine job as lead singer (& resort-owner Donna)...

...  She's aided ably by her onetime-performer cohorts CHRISTINE BARANSKI and JULIE WALTERS, who arrive to attend the wedding of Meryl’s daughter (perkily played by AMANDA SEYFRIED)...

...  Also “game” are 3 possible fathers of her daughter, PIERCE BROSNAN, COLIN FIRTH & STELLAN SKARSGARD...

...  The musical numbers are enjoyably performed by all. My rating is aimed at people who especially LIKE movie musicals or ABBA’s music; it’d be lower for those not in those categories.

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