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Anyone else wanna see Mamma Mia?!

post #1 of 25
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I freakin LOVE LOVE LOVE musicals and cannot wait to see this movie! I saw Wicked in theater in March and just want to go to Broadway to see this also!

Anyone else want to see or have seen it and if you HAVE seen it-what do you think?
post #2 of 25
I want to see it.
post #3 of 25
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Originally Posted by luvmycat1 View Post
I want to see it.
it's def on my list, too! i already have the cast album
post #4 of 25
I would rather be dragged through broken glass by large pointy spikes driven through my feet than see that.
All reviews I have seen say its horrible, from the ENDLESS comercials I have seen it looks, and sounds horrible, and if I see one more apperance by the cast on any TV show I WILL throw something at the television.
post #5 of 25
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Originally Posted by Trillcat View Post
I would rather be dragged through broken glass by large pointy spikes driven through my feet than see that.
All reviews I have seen say its horrible, from the ENDLESS comercials I have seen it looks, and sounds horrible, and if I see one more apperance by the cast on any TV show I WILL throw something at the television.
don't hold back.... tell us how you REALLY feel!
post #6 of 25
Do I want to see it? Is there a cow in Texas? Does an outhouse stink? Do bears do their thing in the woods?" Besides, Meryl Strep, Colin Firth and Pierce Brosnan are in it. Who cares what the critics say? One great actress and 2 pieces of eye candy.
post #7 of 25
I love musicals too, but while I love Abba, this movie doesn't really seem to be summoning me.
post #8 of 25
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Originally Posted by Natalie_ca View Post
I love musicals too, but while I love Abba, this movie doesn't really seem to be summoning me.
i saw a number from the stage show on the Tony awards. i liked it... & the cast album is terrific! i'm thinking, hey - i like musicals, anyway - i like the music - i think the story/plot is amusing - Pierce Brosnan & Colin Firth are in it - what's not to like?
post #9 of 25
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Originally Posted by butzie View Post
Do I want to see it? Is there a cow in Texas? Does an outhouse stink? Do bears do their thing in the woods?" Besides, Meryl Strep, Colin Firth and Pierce Brosnan are in it. Who cares what the critics say? One great actress and 2 pieces of eye candy.


It's not going to win any awards, but it looks like a fun girly movie
post #10 of 25
Being a classical/Broadway trained musician, I'm HUGE on musicals. I'm not, however, big on musicals turned INTO movies. However... I saw Mamma Mia today, and I absolutely ADORED it. Critics apparently can't tell their heads from their butts, as far as I'm concerned. If you love musicals, go see it. Seriously... it was awesome
post #11 of 25
Even the Wall Street Journal gave it a pretty good review which is a rare thing for them to do. Meryl Streep is supposed to do a good job singing!!
post #12 of 25
I want to see it also and might go with my Sister this week.
post #13 of 25
I'm going to see it with my sister soon, she saw the musical and enjoyed that so we'll see the film.
post #14 of 25
I saw it!!!

I'd been waiting for months for this! A few years ago, I saw it on Broadway - a friend had an extra ticket, in the orchestra, and I couldn't pass that up. I wasn't too excited, but it was a free ticket. I had had no intention of seeing this. I was completely won over. What fun!! Infectious, audience on their feet, clapping and singing along.

So, when I first saw the trailer for the movie in December, I was very excited.

I loved it! I pay no attention to critics and reviews. They're taking this waaaaay too seriously. It's a fun movie!!! I had a great time. Meryl Streep is having a ball.

Gets a big from me!!!
post #15 of 25
I saw this movie on Sunday, and absolutely LOVED it!

When the trailer for this began showing on tv, I did think to myself that it was the most boring musical this year, but my friend dragged me out to watch it...I soon changed my mind about the film once it was over. During the singing parts, I could not help it..I found myself tapping my feet!

It must have been a good show for people to clap at the very end too!

It gets a 10/10 from me! (Doesn't help being an ABBA Fan from childhood either, and I blame my parents! )
post #16 of 25
Saw the stage production and wasn't blown away so probably won't bother with the movie. It just seems to be a venue for Abba tunes and I can go buy an Abba CD.
post #17 of 25
It's not one that's on my list to watch, but one of the girls at work went to see it last week and she loved it
post #18 of 25
I'm going to see the play next month. I love plays..
post #19 of 25
Sirius radio has had an "all ABBA" channel going for the last couple of weeks, in honor of this movie opening.
post #20 of 25
my sister dragged me along to see this. i was seriously expecting to sleep throughout the whole thing, can't stand so called 'chick flicks'. but...

i absolutely loved it! it was a real feel good film. you couldn't help but smile, laugh and cry along with the characters! take it for what it is, a big frothy mountain of fantasy and run with it!

i would recommend it to everyone, even if you think you'll hate it.
post #21 of 25
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 loved it.

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 that song! 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?
post #22 of 25
Not to put to fine a point on it, the movie and play are billed as "Based on the music of ABBA." I haven't seen it to know exactly what that means, but I know everyone has been very careful to say, "NOT about ABBA!"
post #23 of 25
I know -- it's hard to imagine how I missed that information!
post #24 of 25
That's one of the things I asked for for my birthday, for my sister to take me to see the movie. I'm hoping that we'll see it this weekend. I saw the musical on Broadway and loved it!
post #25 of 25
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Originally Posted by sarahp View Post


It's not going to win any awards, but it looks like a fun girly movie
Would you believe my hubby wants to see it? He is a huge ABBA fan. So I won't tell him you said it was a "girly movie".
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