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Monday, January 12, 2009

Oh Mama Mia.................

Here we go again............

Is it only me out there that is not too thrilled with this movie? Let me first start off with I am a BIG musical person. I watch TCM and all of the musicals from old to new, Seven Brides for Seven Brothers is one of my favorites. I have gone to a few shows at the Goodspeed Opera House, which in case you did not know is the birth place of Annie.
So what did I not like about the movie? First off, I have heard from many people that the live misical is great. Many musicals have gone to the big screen and turned out just fine. Maybe it was just the cast of actors that were chosen. I was baffled why they could not dub over Pierce Brosnan's voice, I love him from being such a James Bond fan that I had to leave the room when ever he sang!
As for Meryl Streep don't get me wrong, I have a lot of respect for Meryl Streep, she has been in several amazing movies. But for some strange reason, I felt this role was not meant for her. I had to laugh reading a review on Rotten Tomatoes stating "Streep and her ancient co-stars create pure torture whenever on screen together." I would have to say that is exactly how I felt watching this movie. Maybe seeing the movie The Devil Wears Prada tainted me since she is so straight forward, dressed to the hilt compared to wearing overalls and hair that seems to want to look like her co-star daughter, long and no style.
So what about the music? I was waiting for each scene to go into an ABBA song and could not even get into the music. The final scene of the movie with all of them dancing on stage like they were at a concert was probably the best scene, looking like they were really having fun. I guess I have to go see the musical now to get a better idea of why this is so popular.

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3 comments:

Jen E @ mommablogsalot said...

I didn't really like the movie either (haven't seen the live musical, so I can't compare them). But I wasn't sure if (at 26) I'm too young to appreciate it? I didn't like any of the young girls / guys and honestly I didn't like the grown ups either. I was just standing around waiting to like someone and wishing they'd stop singing... Not a good sign for a musical.

Heatherlyn said...

I haven't seen the movie and actually wasn't planning on it. It's nice that you gave your actual reasons for not liking it.

Jingle said...

I am SO with you on this! I was all excited to see it....dh refused! LOL! My sister got it for Christmas and it was on when we went to my parents house and I was left saddened by what I saw! Pierce is horrible! Seriously, folks! And I have to agree wit you on Streep, too. Just didn't seem to work quite right. That...and when you are in a musical it should look natural when your conversation turns to song ... not awkward and odd! Yes, this Abba fan was very sad.