Friday, 18 July 2008

Mamma Mia !!!!

Meet my co-blogger for today, Taylor. I've been looking after Taylor, since she was around 3 months old. She is now almost 8. Her Mum is one of my best friends. Taylor is now going to tell you what she thought of 'Mamma Mia'.

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Hi everybody, Taylor here. i liked the part when they sang dancing queen. i also liked the end. i also liked when they sang Mamma Mia. On the end they sang and danced to Waterloo and the men came out dressed in Disco clothes and it was funny. Bye.
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I'm back ...

I really liked 'Mamma Mia'. I would see it again and I will buy the DVD.

Meryl Streep really shows what a versatile actress she is. She also has a pretty good set of pipes on her. Boy, is she also athletic. She has given me something to aspire too. Namely doing the splits while jumping on the bed, doing a pretty impressive cannonball off a dock and clambering up and down walls and dancing.. Not bad for a 59 yr old. A role model for middle-aged women, everywhere!! :-)

Julie Walters has been a favourite, of mine, from way back. I loved her in 'Educating Rita' and 'Calender Girls', plus numerous other films and TV shows. The scene at the end, where she dances on the table, while singing 'Take A Chance On Me' is hilarious.

Piers Brosnan, Christine Baranski, Colin Firth, etc all do a great job as well.

And it has Abba's music in it and it's filmed in Greece. :-) What more could you want??

Mamma Mia pulls you in right at the beginning and keeps you toe tapping most of the way through the movie. The urge to get up and dance in the aisles is quite strong.

There are moments in the movie where the pace slows down and you feel your attention start to wander, but then WHAM, it's off at a breakneck pace again.

I possibly would not have taken Taylor with me, if I'd been warned about a couple of things in the movie. There are three or four rather raunchy bits, mostly involving Christine Baranski's character. Fortunately, they only lasted a second and went completely over the top of Taylor's head.

Having said that, there was nothing offensive in the movie. No gratuitous sex scenes, no nudity, except for one brief moment when you see the bare butt cheeks of one of the male leads. Not Pier's unfortunately. :-)

It's just the sort of raunch that you'd expect when a group of middle aged women get together. Believe me, we can be pretty raunchy lot. ;-) Yeah and I know I'm mentioning raunchy a lot!

I don't want to give any spoilers, so I won't post what the raunchy bits were. If you're thinking of taking your kids, your elderly aunt or the local priest, and you want to assess whether it would be suitable, then you're more than welcome to email me and I'll give you a rundown..

Taylor really enjoyed it. She quietly sang along to some of the songs, to the amusement of the patrons sitting close to us. She danced out of the theatre and sang 'Dancing Queen' for the next 40 minutes or so.

Me, I walked out with a smile on my face. It's definitely a feel good movie.

Lastly, the actors obviously had heaps of fun making this movie and it just shows!

Below is Taylor giving me and passing motorists, her rendition of 'Dancing Queen' while we were waiting for the bus. I really like the leap at the end. :-)

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10 comments:

TentCamper said...

Glad you guys had a good time. Taylor is quite the cutie pie.

Not sur that I'll see the movie (too manly for musicals...ya know.), but love hearing about a good flick.

Insane Mama said...

Ahhh, she is adorable. I don't have the volume up on my computer right now, but that's OK I know the words in my head

Lori said...

Taylor, you are one good dancer and a great blogger in the making! Plus you have great hair.

Anne said...

What a cutie:-)

The show sounds really good - must go and see it!

Mrs4444 said...

Awesome. I missed the show in Vegas, so I just might check this out!

Karen said...

Tentcamper - Awwww, go on, you could go and see. Take IM and you can do some snogging in the back row!!

IM - Thanks. She was sort of out of breath by the time I remembered my camera was in my bag. Sh'd been singing and dancing for awhile...

Lori - Taylor said 'Thankyou' :-)

Anne - It is good. It's definitely a feel good movie.

Mrs4444 - I'm hoping the stage show will come here, because I'd like to see it as well. The singing is *interesting* in the movie, but it kinda adds to the charm!!

American in Norway said...

Oh I can't wait to see it! DANE has been asking to see it... Hope it is still playing when we get to the states... but I am guessing it is..
I liked the leap too! : )

Kat said...

We *loved* Mama Mia. I have raised my girls right. They know all the words to Abba songs. And we even went to see the musical live at our Fox Theatre. I am planning to see it again - with the girls this time - and my mom. I grinned and giggled the whole way through. And that scene with Christine Baranski on the beach was hilarious...

Karen said...

A.I.N. - It should be, as it only started last Friday. I think it should run for another month or so..

Kat - That beach scene was so funny.:-) In fact most of the movie had me laughing my head off.

When I thought about it later, I didn't regret taking Taylor at all. She's still talking about the movie and asking me if I'm going to buy the DVD.

The only reason I mentioned the 'raunch' was that during that scene where Christne's charachter used the flower as a prop, the elderly lady behind me announced, in a loud voice and with a disaproving sniff 'That is disgusting!!'.

I was kind of expecting Taylor to follow up with a 'Nana, why has she got that flower between her legs?', however, she was so lost in the music, that it sort of flew over her head :-)

Piers can't sing worth a toot, but it really didn't matter, it added to the charm of the movie.

Debbie said...

I was wondering how this movie was. Thanks for the review...but the best part of this post was the dancing queen Taylor..that was great!