Sunday, September 21, 2008
This is one movie that I am quite looking forward to even though I have not watch this musical. I was doubting casting Meryl Streep as the main lead in the first place when I saw the trailer.
"Meryl Streep leads an all-star cast as an independent, single mother who owns a small hotel on an idyllic Greek island, Donna (Streep) is about to let go of Sophie (Amanda Seyfried), the spirited daughter she’s raised alone. On a quest to find the identity of her father to walk her down the aisle, Sophie brings back three men from Donna’s past to the Mediterranean paradise they visited 20 years earlier. Based on the smash hit musical seen by over 30 million people worldwide with a gross to date of $2 billion. It is set to songs by popular '70s group ABBA."
After watching the movie, I find myself hmming along to the songs that are sang in the movies. Since this is a musical turn into movie, it turn out to be good and enjoyable. It makes you want to stand up and dance along when watching the movies, and not to mention that the songs are really retro! Like I mentioned before I got doubt on casting Meryl Streep, Pierce Brosnan, Colin Firth as the leads but I am surprised that they can sing. In fact quite good singers! The comedy comes from the 2 best friends Julie Walters, Christine Baranski. The backdrop of the movie totally drew me in and I wished that I can be there.
I am always a big fan of musicals and of cos their movies, this is also one. I give this movie 4 stars out of 5.
A "Sing-A-Long" Polarbear