17 July 2008

Mamma Mia, Here I Go Again..


Yes ladies and gentlemen, three daddies and one mommy, how can this predicament get any more intriguing - add to the fact that your mom is a singing diva with two BFFs who act and think like your BFFs (magic number 3), Pierce Brosnan could potentially be one of your sperm donors and you're getting married by 20.

Everything seems a little "Greek" to me.

Overall, for an ultimate feel good ride, this movie would definitely do the trick. Singing familiar ABBA songs, generally clean comedy, Meryl Streep, Pierce Brosnan and Colin Firth in hippie outfits. On the other hand, the story will not give you a heart attack when it comes to its twists and surprises, in my opinion its just like an adult version of From Justin to Kelly but with better acting and more popular songs. Honestly, there were just too many too-good-to-be-true scenes that you'd have to know its being done on purpose. And just in case you want a spoiler, as if you'd ever need one.. notice the guy they keep singling out from common plans and events that'll give you a super big clue as to what will transpire next..

How did I find it? It's a good comedy to relieve your stress, truly a handful of laughs, but not for someone who is looking for something to criticize. My greatest problem was the focus because shots blur in the middle of the scene and as a Communication Arts grad, I find that a bit annoying (since we're not allowed that luxury in our projects), but then again maybe its the movie house's fault - the film did make a little skip in the middle while we (Jessica and me) were watching..

Meryl Streep was glorious as always, her performance was beautiful and I must say she sings very well. She was so spunky and bouncy the whole movie that I find it quite remarkable that for a woman her age, she didn't crack any of her bones. Pierce Brosnan with his chest carpet was also doing some vocal gymnastics, but I loved it when he came out in a pant suit and became shaking some moves. Many of the characters are already perhaps in their late 40s or 50s, but you've got to admit that they still have some pretty cool steps to show off.

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