After an outstanding run on Broadway the Musical mama Mia makes it to the big screen. Meryl Streep portrays the mother of a girl played by Amanda Seyfried who is about to be married on their beautiful Greek island. She doesn’t know her father but figuring it is one of three men played by Pierce Brosnan, Colin Firth and Stelon Skarsgard she sends out wedding invitations to all of them. With the original writer Catherine Johnson and stage director Phyllida Lloyd of the Broadway show reunited for this adaptation the story is endearing and the songs fit perfectly into the script. With toe tapping numbers like “Mama Mia” and “Dancing Queen” from the 70’s group “ABBA” the next song doesn’t come quick enough and no one will want the movie to end. Meryl Streep is fantastic and so are the two young leads but I still don’t understand why they didn’t pick better singers for the 3 older leading men. When Pierce Brosnan opened his mouth to sing I really wished I was deaf instead of blind or at least could have had a hearing aid to turn down. Actually his singing wasn’t too bad as he warmed up and once you didn’t think of him as James Bond. Even though there are a few small problems I loved this film and in this case I will make an exception about going to a movie a second time and I’m giving it a B+ rating.
This movie has been given a PG-13 rating by the MPAA
Although I am blind, I can appreciate a good movie as well as sighted individuals.
I rely more on a good story line than special effects.