Wednesday, July 23, 2008

Mamma Mia!

I have been remiss in mentioning that, Saturday night, we checked out the new film adaptation of the Broadway musical "Mamma Mia!".

It's the one with the ABBA songs.

Check out this smart New York Times review of the movie by A.O. Scott. He sums it up well:

You can have a perfectly nice time watching this spirited adaptation of the popular stage musical and, once the hangover wears off, acknowledge just how bad it is.

I do disagree with one part of Scott's review. This wasn't the worst performance of Meryl Streep's career. That was "She Devil." Streep is actually a pretty good vocalist.

Pierce Brosnan, on the other hand, was a poor casting choice. U.N. conventions should be passed assuring he will never again sing in a major motion picture.

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