Monday, September 15, 2008

Mamma Mia! Movie Review

I watched Mamma Mia! last night. Surprisingly, it was very good! I enjoyed myself tremendously, serenanded by the tunes of ABBA and the superb performance by the A-list cast (Merryl Streep, Julia Walters, Pierce Brosnan and Colin Firth, among others).

At first, I didn’t think it was going to be entertaining. You know, musicals… boring… But this one is different. I stayed up until 2am to finish it. Maybe because I was familiar with ABBA songs, that’s why I enjoyed it so much. I don’t know…

But whatever it is, I love it for it’s a story of mother and daughter, about girlfriends, about love, about old flames, about happy times, about letting go, and good music. It’s like, how we used to do crazy things when we were younger and our children don’t know about it? And when they found out, they're just amazed at what we're capable of doing. It’s like that...

(Well I’m not a movie critic, so I don’t know how to do a film review. This is as good as it gets.)

Shot on a Greek Island, the film is produced by Tom Hanks, Rita Wilson and Benny Anderson (of ABBA). All the more reason to watch it, right? So, if you’re looking for a light entertainment or something to make you smile, go and get this DVD. It’s worth staying up for!

Some scenes from the movie. Pictures courtesy of divxplanet.

Girlfriends dancing away

The return of the old flames

The wedding


Anonymous said...


I heard great reviews of this movie.... I cannot wait to watch it. But wait I must. Have to wait for the movie on tv or a good dvd copy (sniggers) and time when he kids are asleep.... if not they will want to hog whatever and wherever I am doing.

Aida - may watch this with my folks, they are the biggest fans of ABBA.

Madam Tai Tai said...

MrsN, I saw the trailer and have been dying to watch it. Tapi dvd kat sini belum sampai lagi..

Thanks for the review!

wanshana said...

Anything which has anything to do with Meryl Streep and Tom Hanks must surely be excellent.

Thanks for the review. I will definitely go and get the DVD and watch it this weekend :)

Kak Teh said...

Actually, the reviews here shot it down, but I am still determined to watch it. I have watched the musical 4 times and I dont mind going again - just love Abba! and the story is so nostalgic and abt old friends - which I love.

busymum100 said...

With ABBA in it, it's definitely in my list of "must watch". Thanks for the review!

MrsNordin said...


I managed to watch it because the little boy decided to sleep in early that night. Otherwise, memang no hope!

The good DVD copy belum keluar lagi. The one I bought pun "senget" sikit gambar dia. But quite clear.

Watch it with your folks masa raya! They'll enjoy it, I'm sure..

MrsNordin said...


Ask your sister to bring it along when she visits you next week!

MrsNordin said...

Kak Teh,

You've watched the musicals 4 times? Oh my... bestnya!!! If the movie is good, I'm sure the musicals is a lot better!

Hai... bilalah MammaMia! nak datang M'sia... :(

MrsNordin said...


This movie is for us, actually. You'll enjoy it, I'm sure..

MrsNordin said...


Yes! Go and get it! You'll love it!

Nini said...

Mama mia is coming end of the yr till Jan!

MrsNordin said...


Really?? Great news! Must watch!

Royalshoppingarcade said...

cantik the pictures from the movie..can't wait to get a dvd copy..sure best.tx !