Wednesday, August 22, 2012

Review: Mamma Mia!

Director: Phillydia Lloyd

Starring: Meryl Streep, Amanda Seyfried, Colin Firth

Year: 2008

Genre: Romance/Comedy

Rated: PG-13

Length: 108 min.

IMDB Summary: The story of a bride-to-be trying to find her real father told using hit songs by the popular '70s group ABBA.

If you don't have an affinity for ABBA songs, then this film is a creative and highly entertaining method of torture. The humorous and lighthearted moments--in other words, most of the film--are overshadowed by numerous reprises of hit 70s songs, most regrettably "Dancing Queen." While the songs are used in context, for the most part, they detract from the comedy of the storyline. Though there are funny moments in Mamma Mia!, the ABBA songs may as well be instant death to this otherwise enjoyable film.

For Parents:
Some sexual innuendo

My Rating:
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