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Mamma Mia! (2008)

Cast: Meryl Streep, Pierce Brosnan, Colin Firth, Amanda Seyfried

Director(s): Phyllida Lloyd

Language: English

Genre: Musical

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Synopsis

After its run as a West End hit in London, MAMMA MIA became a Broadway smash when it opened in New York back in 2001. With a story framed around the music of the Swedish pop band Abba, crowds loved its raucous, dance party vibe. Now it comes to the silver screen, with some truly delightful performances from the likes of Meryl Streep and Pierce Brosnan. It is the story of Sophie (Amanda Seyfried) a young woman living on a picturesque Greek island with her mother, Donna (Streep.) Together, Donna a... [Get complete synopsis]

 

Papamikey wrote on July 6, 2009, 11:20 am
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Meh.

It is what it is...a translation of the "smash" Broadway musical of the same name.

Somehow, the "jubilation" of the stage doesn't translate well to the big screen. The characters smile and ENUNCIATE too much, there's too much going on and more impromptu dance routines than a Bollywood movie.

Maybe fun if you're :

a) A fan of Abba music (though the stars sing their own tunes and BUTCHER many of them)

b) On a girl's night out with nothing to do and a bottle of Rose

c) Mitch (though this is redundant with A and B - oooooh! BURRRN! Ha ha! - Nelson)

Zing!


I should give it only 1.5 stars but the main star (not Meryl Streep - her daughter) has nice boobs.

motleymitch wrote on July 6, 2009, 11:31 am
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I have been ZINGED, good sir!
The day is yours!
(you shitclown)

Deril wrote on July 6, 2009, 2:15 pm
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That Passe-Partout pic is GREAT !!

Funny enough, the Mrs & I watch this tripe last night on zee dish. What a piece o crap. I think your 2 stars (or even the 1.5 you "should have given it") is being WAY too generous.

This was borderline unwatchable for me. First off, this movie/story really didn't need the big names involved. When Brosnan (specifically) started singing, i was actually embarassed for him. he was James Bond for God's sake! Does he really need THIS?

And Meryl Streep....I guess she's one of the best around, but this was just shameful. I wanted to kick the fucking TV in after about 20 minutes. ALSO, the scenery & sets were so bloody fake. They are performing all this on a set with green screens, so the back grounds end up looking awful. What a fucking disaster through & through.

In case you havn't guessed. I hated this bullshit.

I'd like to add that I really, REALLY like ABBA, so i figured at least the music would be great. But as Mikey mentions above, all they really do is butcher it to DEATH! The music becomes un-listenable, and to watch the likes of Streep, Brosnan & the rest "act" while singing....BALLS !!!!

Papamikey wrote on July 6, 2009, 2:43 pm
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I admit it was groan-worthy and embarassing for the stars involved, but DAYYYYME if they didn't give it their best shot.

THEY WENT BALLS TO THE WALL. THEY PUT UP OR SHUT UP. THEY SWANG FOR THE FENCE. THEY KNEW THEY WERE DRESSED UP AS A RIDICULOUS LEPER PIE MERCHANT BUT HOLLERED "PIIIIIiiIES" WITH GUSTO, MAN....with gusto.

I didn't find the sets fake - I think they really WERE in Greece. Greece is so surreal with the blue BLUE ocean and the werid marble and white everything, it LOOKS fake.

I did find the whole working-in of all the song to try to push the story a bit trying at best...but not bomb-worthy....

I DID leave before she got married though and never DID find out who her father was.

Maybe it was this guy...

Papamikey wrote on July 6, 2009, 2:45 pm
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Or this guy...

Papamikey wrote on July 6, 2009, 2:47 pm
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Hmmmmm...

Deril wrote on July 6, 2009, 11:39 pm
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Sorry dude, but it really sucked and it really WAS that bad. I would give it the 1/2 star that the "bomb" automatically generates. Nothing more, nothing less. The more I think about this move and Meryl Streep prancing around in her oberalls....in the words of Mitch, "I'd rather cut my balls off"

As far as "swinging for the fences" PAH-LEASE! Yeah, Lucas also swung for the fences when he created Jar-Jar.....look how THAT turned out. OOOH, SNAP!

"Hey Meryl, cheerleader try outs were 30 years ago. Let's grow up shall we"

Deril wrote on July 6, 2009, 11:47 pm
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PS. Yes the daughter DID have nice boobs!

Deril wrote on September 12, 2010, 5:17 pm
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Oy vey's meer. So this is my life.

With baby #3 now 2 weeks old, you figure I'd have much better things to do than watch this horrible excuse for a movie...AGAIN, but Nooooooooo. This was my Saturday night.

Had to watch this with my wife, sister-in-law and mother-in-law while feeding the baby. When I suggested that I'll take the baby downstairs and watch something else, I got the old puppy dog look from the Mrs and she said I was being rude to her family. What the fuck !!!???? Really?? Not watching this is being rude???

Please, if anyone understands this, please help a brother out.

Anywho. Yes it really was as bad as I originally said. Something is just worng about this movie. The acting, singing...everything really was just awful. They didn't swing for the fences Mikey, they just showed up for a paycheck. The daughter/bride with the nice rack actually has a good voice, and she had a few decent moments, but it ends there.

The fact that I have now had to watch this again, against my wishes puts this movie on my all time worst list. If I ever have to watch this again, just kill me. PLEASE!
motleymitch wrote on September 13, 2010, 1:16 am
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Twice? TWICE?? And yet we still haven't seen 'Machete'??????
Wha' happened??

Deril wrote on September 13, 2010, 12:20 pm
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Thursday night? Machete? Lets do it.
motleymitch wrote on September 14, 2010, 1:02 am
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If it's okay with the missus! I'm NOT watching Mamma Mia!

Papamikey wrote on September 14, 2010, 9:48 am
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OOOOOH SNAP!!

What's your rating of this movie?

 

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