LowFat - I have a friend who has seen it three times too and when I was in a pub a few weeks ago two ladies came dancing in! "We have just seen Mamma Mia!" These complete strangers trilled "It was fab! People were dancing in the isles." "Oh, really" I smiled - rewiring my mind away from thinking they were - cough - on something!
- So please LowFat tell me what is so so great about it - it doesn't come out at cinemas until September where I live - maybe I should go and see it - but then I am afraid of getting addicted!!!
I don't like musicals or abba music, but my friend insisted I saw it with her (it was her third time !) and I totally loved it ! Just really silly and funny and feel good. Want to take my dds to see it before its run ends here, they will love it !
DD2 went last week and has been nagging us to take her again.
So - will it satisfy:
a) dp who is into horror films, mainstream but pretending to be intellectual and groundbreaking films that I hated (like The Piano and Brokeback Mountain) and arthouse subtitled Russian and French stuff
b) dd1 who is semi emo and doing the whole "I'm too deep to enjoy myself" thing, except when she is in hysterics over something "random" (eg: The Smurfs)
c) Me - who only really watches children's films based on books, Jane Austen adaptations and cheesy eighties stuff (favourite films The Breakfast Club and Clueless)
Are we a hopeless case, or should we go and see it?
I saw the stage show with DH and thoroughly enjoyed it.
I loved the film because the music was great, you felt good and your brain is not taxed. On the 4 occasions I have gone with others going for the first time and loved to see their response. DH loved the film after initially refusing to go.
It is a wonderful feelgood experience and Maryl Streep and Julie Walters are fantastic.