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1cindyarnwine
jul 17, 2008, 3:23 pm

Just wondering how many 40-Something Library Thingers were excited over "Mamma Mia" on Friday night? I read the post about last movie seen and struggled but I can't wait for this one!

2robbieg_422
sep 22, 2008, 8:14 pm

This was such a fun movie! I went to the sing-along one accidentally (I didn't know there was such a thing). My friends and I joked that we were going back, next time with boas! I also love Colin Firth, and will see any movie with him in it.

3valleymom
sep 23, 2008, 2:31 pm

Oh, yes, I went to see Mamma Mia! It was a tremendous amount of fun. My sister & I sang along (and it wasn't even the sing-along version) with the songs. I nearly fell out of my seat laughing! Meryl Streep was amazing. Christine Baranski was fabulous. Julie Walters was a lot of fun. Amanda Seyfried was sweet & had a lovely presence. Colin Firth was good to watch, as always. On the other hand, Piece Brosnan has proved, once and for all that, while he can act, he CAN'T sing!

Did you see the bits at the end of the movie, during/after the credits? Hilarious! The ABBA songs have certainly stood the test of time!

This movie was a great antidote to the maliase I'd been experiencing. I'm looking forward to purchasing the DVD.

4ktleyed
sep 23, 2008, 7:32 pm

I loved the movie and saw it shortly after it opened. I bought the CD on my way home from the theater (with my husband, what a good sport for going to see it with me - and he liked it!) I'd never seen the show or really knew ABBA before, so alot of the songs were new to me. I still just listen to it over and over in the car and sing with it - all I do is sing back and forth on my commute everyday! I agree, poor Pierce can't sing to save his life and I thought Amanday Seyfried voice beautiful. Streep as usual was great - the whole movie really struck a chord with me - I too can't wait to buy the DVD!

5robbieg_422
sep 24, 2008, 12:33 am

Hollywood really should make more movies like this. We don't always need to be shocked or grossed out or slammed in the face with the f-word, or stifled with political correctedness--we get enough of that in real life. Sometimes it's nice to just be able to enjoy a fun story with no sensory overload.

6valleymom
sep 24, 2008, 10:51 am

I've been listening to the soundtrack with my children. My 2 y/o likes "Honey, Honey" and "Mamma Mia," requesting them by name. He's familiar enough with the music to be able to say "That's Dancing Queen, I don't like that." My older child is still listening to different tracks, when she'll tolerate it. I think she's on overload with the two songs her brother likes.

7ktleyed
sep 24, 2008, 8:26 pm

#6 valleymom - I guess I'm like your two year old - my two favorites are "Honey, Honey" and "Mamma Mia" too! I play them over and over in the car!

8ljreader
sep 25, 2008, 3:55 am

I haven't yet seen the movie, but plan on it. I loved Abba, and have their Gold album of hits and listen to it all the time. I'm glad so many people thoought the movie was good and upllifting, makes me want to see it even more. I was a bit concerned that Meryl Streep finally was miscast and yet everyone I know who saw it said she was great. My fav song is The Name of the Game and S.O.S. (but I love them all)

9timjones
sep 26, 2008, 8:07 am

I suspect there won't be too many men posting on this topic, so I just wanted to say that my wife, 12-year-old son and I all went to the movie and had a great time. We too have the "Gold" album, but some of the songs I enjoyed the most were those that don't appear on "Gold", like "Slipping Through My Fingers".

10valleymom
sep 27, 2008, 5:29 pm

"Slipping Through My Fingers" is poignant...my sister & I went to see it & we both teared up. Her daughter had just left for college the week before.

"Thank You For The Music" has to be one of my all-time favorites. It expresses a great deal about how I feel about music & singing.

Every time I hear "Does Your Mother Know?", the number where Christine Baranski sings this song comes to my mind. It was so hilarious! Some of the musical numbers would be great as videos. I'm really looking forward to the DVD release!

11GirlFromIpanema
sep 29, 2008, 6:02 am

OK, folks, I'll be going this week! Mum and Sister saw it months ago, but I just haven't made it until now. Luckily it is still being shown at the local cinema (thrice a day, even).

12MDLady
sep 29, 2008, 7:57 am

The best part about this movie is that the younger kids can fall in love with Abba. One of my 7th grade students came in and told me that her and her family went to see it and right after the movie they went to the store and bought Abba's greatest hits. How cool is that?

13GirlFromIpanema
okt 1, 2008, 4:39 pm

Oh, this was hilarious! I've just come home, soaking wet after getting drenched on my bike before I could take cover in a tunnel and get my "oilskins" out. I was humming and whistling all the way home, despite the weather!
I don't agree that Pierce Brosnan can't sing. His voice may not be fit to sing Opera (sounded to me like he spent a weekend at Wacken Open Air), but he hits every note.
I actually got a tear in me eyes listening to "The winner takes it all"... *sniffle* (at least she got her boy in the end!).
There were only about 20 people in the theatre, so I didn't really dare to sing out loud...-but was tapping my foot and humming along! :-)
Even in the dubbed version, fun (we don't get a choice out here in the sticks, but they left the songs alone!).

14valleymom
dec 30, 2008, 2:26 pm

Did anyone else receive Mamma Mia! for Christmas? I can't wait to get together with my girlfriends and watch it!

15ktleyed
dec 30, 2008, 4:50 pm

I got it for Xmas, my son and DH just knew I'd want it! I liked the bonus song on it, which I already knew from the CD, but it was good to see it. I loved watching it again, I'd only seen it once in the theater.

16robbieg_422
dec 30, 2008, 5:45 pm

I bought this for myself for Christmas! I'm watching it tonight, and will probably need to pull the curtains, as I may dance....

17ljreader
jan 21, 2009, 4:37 am

I finally saw the DVD (rented it and watched it on my new TV) and enjoyed it immensly. Pierce Bronson and singing? Who noticed the singing? (Just kidding ladies) Although one of my all time favorite British actors is Colin Firth (who played what is now one of my all time favorite characters which is Mark Darcy from Bridget Jones Diary) and he was not very believable to me playing the part of the newfound "pouf" Harry Bright.

18valleymom
feb 3, 2009, 3:49 pm

Ah, Colin Firth! Melt, melt, melt!

19robbieg_422
feb 10, 2009, 9:52 pm

Ha! I rented The Last Legion just to see Colin Firth in armor.....does that make me horrible??

20alcottacre
feb 11, 2009, 5:48 am

I really need to see this movie.

21GirlFromIpanema
feb 11, 2009, 10:02 am

Robbieg --no, just a fan! :-) It's an OK film, but it has its funny moments during the battle at the castle. I think Colin Firth should do more comedy, he has perfect timing! I have actually liked him best in the comedies he did.

alcott: *lol*!

22ljreader
feb 11, 2009, 8:04 pm

19 and 21 I haven't seen The Last Legion and I thnk you kindly for the movie reommendation which I have quickly added to my Blockbuster on-line queue. I too thoroughly enjoy him in the comedic roles. How about Love Actually? Mama Mia, he was just adorable in that movie. LOL

23robbieg_422
feb 11, 2009, 8:22 pm

ljreader, The Last Legion isn't a comedy, just has a few comedic spots. It was pretty good, though; worth a rent. I also liked Bridgett Jone's Diary, to name one.

24GirlFromIpanema
feb 12, 2009, 3:36 am

#22: "How about Love Actually? "

*sigh* A-do-rable. The two of them, actually. I was laughing tears during the pond scene and afterwards, with the mixed english/portuguese dialogue.
(BTW, is it only me, or is the pond scene a P&P quote??)

25Lori_OGara
mar 15, 2009, 1:10 pm

Momma Mia....loved it....*singing as she types*

26valleymom
mar 17, 2009, 2:07 pm

22 & 24 - I am a fan of "Love, Actually"! I love Colin Firth in it. Hugh Grant wasn't bad in it. THere's little that I didn't like about it. My hubby bought a copy of the dvd for me & I get to watch it whenever I want!