Friday night I went to see "Mama Mia" with some girls! It was just what I needed...to go see a girly movie full of ABBA music.
I haven't enjoyed a silly musical movie that much since "Rocky Horror Picture Show" and I kept wanting to get up and dance. Sadly, I have not yet seen the touring musical where I hear the audience does just that. How fun would be it if they had the same concept of "Rocky Horror" with the audience participation - I used to be able to recite all the lines and know exactly what to bring for props at Rocky back in the day - "Mamma Mia" could be the same - you could dress up in fun '70's costumes and do the dances and say some of the key lines - F.U.N spells FUN!
I used to listen to ABBA when I was growing up - my mom had a few of their albums and so there many days spent listening to "Dancing Queen" or "Take a Chance on Me" and dancing around the living room :)
The only time I had a teary moment during the movie was at the end when they played "I Have A Dream" and not because of the movie but because I do have a dream - to be a mom, to see Yvan as the wonderful father I know he will be, to be a family!
So, here you, go a little ABBA for your viewing and listening pleasure on the last Monday of August 2008!
P.S. Pierce Brosnan should not sing and be romantic - blech! Colin Firth - he was awesome!