To say Kulani took one for the team is putting it mildly. There were probably eight guys in the whole theater, and the rest were screaming, raving women. But me and the girls loved it. Lilia was dancing in her seat to every song. She told me she "LOVED" the movie.
If you're an ABBA fan, you will love Mama Mia. It was a super fun movie. It reminded me of how much I loved musicals growing up, especially Grease. This is my new Grease. And though his singing kind of stunk, Pierce Bronsnan still has huge chemistry. One thing I really liked about the movie is that the people looked real. The lead girl wasn't some waif--she was kind-of homely, but in a pretty way. And Meryl Streep has definitely aged, but she's aged in a good, natural way. I've never seen the stage production, but it was pretty masterful how all the ABBA songs fit into the story line like a well-fitted glove (if the glove don't fit, you must acquit). And the filming and scenery were beautiful. I'd like my next vacation to be to a secluded Greek island. Could you take that one for the team, Kulani? Thanks for the fun afternoon sitting through this musical with your girls, and I know you loathe musicals. I tried to repay the favor by watching your UFC last night. I didn't stay awake for too long, but I tried to look interested.
* Note to sisters: Amy wants us to all go up to Idaho for the Cassia County Fair, then take a girls' night out to see Mama Mia. If it's in the cards, plan for it.