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Anyone else not that fussed about Mama Mia?

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JumpingJingleBellsDizzy Sun 14-Dec-08 14:20:45

Dp and I had tried getting it all over at the reduced price but couldn't, so he bought it yesterday.
We started watching it last night and both felt the same, it was ok. The way everyone's been going on about it I thought it'd be out of this world. My mam went twice to the pictures to see it.

Anyway, think I'll see if I can sell it on ebay because it's not one I'd be bothered about seeing again.

christywhisty Sun 14-Dec-08 16:44:39

Everyone has different tastes, so why does it matter if you don't like it. Everyone in my family loved it, surprising even my 82 yr old MIL.
I am sure there are films you like that other people don't like.

UnfortunatelyMe Sun 14-Dec-08 16:48:23

I didnt expect to like it and dont like Abba and found myself tapping along and really quite enjoying the jovialness of it. (I am a miserable faced cow, this surprised me)
Wouldnt buy it though...maybe better saw at the cinema?

JollyPirate Sun 14-Dec-08 16:50:40

I saw it at the cinema and tbh at the start thought "OMG this is going to be utter shite" but by the end I was singing along and loving it.
Also helped that the two women directly behind me went into hysterics every time Pierce Brosnon opened his mouth to sing.

ggirlsbells Sun 14-Dec-08 16:53:09

big pile of shite im

only watched about 30 mins then had to turn it off

RubyRedfort Sun 14-Dec-08 16:56:04

i was bored.
too much jumping off things and " ooh arent middle aged women fUNNY" vibes.

cyLENTeeNIGHT Sun 14-Dec-08 16:57:41

although i love Abba and so enjoyed the music, i thought the film was embarrassingly dreadful. even julie walters made me cringe.

JollyPirate Sun 14-Dec-08 16:58:56

Won't be buying the film.

JollyPirate Sun 14-Dec-08 16:58:57

Won't be buying the film.

JumpingJingleBellsDizzy Mon 15-Dec-08 18:43:08

not just me and dp then wink

JumpingJingleBellsDizzy Mon 15-Dec-08 18:45:04

over 3 days left on ebay and going for 7.50 already.

JumpingJingleBellsDizzy Tue 16-Dec-08 12:43:20

It's going for over £11?? Why would anyone want a second hand one for that price? I hope they pay.

UnfortunatelyMe Tue 16-Dec-08 21:56:28

Delivered to the door. Why not

Fennel Tue 16-Dec-08 21:57:32

I thought it was dire, and I like abba music and Greek island scenery and several of the actors in it. But the story (sic) was appalling.

JumpingJingleBellsDizzy Tue 16-Dec-08 22:02:45

yes but it's free delivery with
Up to 12.50 now? hmm

I love Greek scenery too and some of the actors.

UnfortunatelyMe Tue 16-Dec-08 22:03:46

play dont take paypal

JumpingJingleBellsDizzy Tue 16-Dec-08 22:05:47

Ahhh that's maybe it then, good thinking.

TsarHumbug Tue 16-Dec-08 22:06:42

It was ok. I wouldn't want to see it again I don't think. The singing was dire, but I'm assuming it was meant to be?

Saw it at the cinema and 'laydees of a certain age' were stood up joining in. Ridicularse grin

stillenacht Tue 16-Dec-08 22:07:17

Nope haven't seen it - and not fussed either

undervalued Tue 16-Dec-08 22:27:43

<shiver> Pierce Brosnan singing - wrong on sooooo many levels. I seen it in July and still have nightmares..... lovely scenery though

Sazisi Tue 16-Dec-08 22:29:55

I didn't expect to like it at all, but really enjoyed it, got carried away with the whole Abba vibe
(and I never much liked Abba)

dittany Tue 16-Dec-08 22:36:55

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JumpingJingleBellsDizzy Tue 16-Dec-08 22:43:24

Yes I know plenty of people DO love it or else it wouldn't have flown off the shelves, just wondered who else didn't care for it much.

bea Sat 20-Dec-08 16:40:39

Contrived is the word that springs to minde for me... i love abba but the thought of watching meryl streep dancing around in a pair of dungies is frightful... mark kermodes review of it sums it all up for me...
"The (surely parodic?) plot is a poptastic pile-up of Abba song titles in which a young chiquitita says, 'I do, I do, I do, I do, I do' to her honey honey but then faces her Waterloo because her ageing dancing queen mamma mia doesn't know which man after midnight gave her gave her gave her a child, so she must take a chance on three potential dads (sadly, none of whom are named Fernando) to see which winner will take it all up the aisle on the big day. Voulez vous?"
can't bear a plot that is deliberately twisted around just to fit in the song titles... eeeek!

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