Well, I knew I was out of touch, but... somehow I knew nothing
about this movie until I saw part of a preview in the theater a few weeks ago. If I'd known it had anything to do with ABBA, I would have run screaming from the theater. I HATE ABBA!
But since I didn't know any better, I went to see it, and I even took my mom with me. And y'know what?
I loved it. LOVED IT!
And so did Mom.
Even after I caught on that these were ABBA songs and I'd been suckered in... I still
I knew Meryl Streep could sing, because she and Lily Tomlin were such a wonderful sister act in "A Prairie Home Companion." But it was more her gift as an actress that made the song "The Winner Takes It All" an unforgettable piece of film -- and I hate
It's worth going just to see her so on fire
with that song.
Pierce Brosnan's voice was a surprise -- at first, I thought oh no
... but then it grew on me. And Christine Baranski really can sing, and of course, she's always hilarious.
I never listen to critics. Most of them are only out to demonstrate how terribly sophisticated
they are, anyway, so I'm delighted to find myself opposing them!
Go see it! It's two hours of silly fun, and who couldn't use a little of that?