I was looking forward to Colin Firth in the film, but found him wasted. I think Hugh Grant would have been beautiful in his place (especially after seeing his wonderful performance in Music and Lyrics). And surprise, Pierce Brosnan was terrific. His singing left much to be desired, but gosh, that man gets more handsome as he gets older (in the Sean Connery / Harrison Ford league now – yummy).
Reading a review of Mamma Mia the movie in an old issue of Time magazine reminded me of how much I enjoyed the film. It’s a bit corny and silly, but at the same time, an excellent feel-good movie.
The film makes sense only if you know the ABBA songs. The ‘plot’ is a feeble attempt to weave all those magical numbers together, so ignore the story-line and just sing along.
Seriously, chuck that DVD into the bin and go watch it in a theatre if you can. The experience is unbeatable. And yes, for those of you that don’t know the words, the screen will have it – there’s no excuse now.