Sunday, January 18, 2009

Mamma Mia!

Finally got the COG to watch Mamma Mia last night. It took some pleading, some promises of pictures of sunny places, and rather a lot of wine. But, he loved it! He'll never admit it but he sang. He danced. I had lots of fun watching. There's something exhilarating about watching middle-aged people having a great time - making fools of themselves and not caring. I refer, of course, to the film, not the COG.

A great Mid-Winter film with no subtext or redeeming social value whatsoever.


Vivi said...

I just don't know if I can do it. I cringe at the trailer, and one song/cut I've watched on YouTube. It's having former crushes -- Brosnan and Firth in particular -- make fools of themselves. I'm not adult enough to have my unreal perceptions of their debonair personae ripped up quite yet.

The Bride said...

Firth is really wonderful - he has a nice voice and plays a small role quite well. And I didn't agree with the criticisms of Brosnan. People complained that he made funny expressions - but I didn't think he did. I thought his expressions matched the words he was singing. And his voice was good enough in the context.

In fact, I admired both of them for doing it. They've both played romantic heroes so long and it increases my esteem for them that they are willing to just have fun, say 'whatthehell', and go for it.

Also, Greece - warm, sunny, beautiful Greece. I am no Abba fan, but it's singable music and fun to see how it integrates into a silly plot.

Plus, my very favorite part appears at the very end, as the credits roll. It's just wonderful.