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Sunday, August 10, 2008

Mama Mia

  Mama Mia
    Does anybody remember Shirley Eder, Dick Ozgood, and Bill Kennedy?  If you don't, they were the consummate movie critics in this area for years and nobody went to the movies unless they signed off.
    Now this is supposed to be a political blog, but would you permit one deviation from that subject, in order to pick up where Ms. Eder, and Messer's Ozgood and Kennedy might have gone regarding the movie Mama Mia.
   About the only good thing you can say about the flick is that the theater was air-conditioned.
   If you have not seen it, don't bother.  But here's what you missed:  The movie was an excuse to play the greatest=2 0hits of the Swedish group Abba.  The producers could have saved themselves a ton of money by scrapping the movie and just pass out CD's and headphones to the public.
   The plot was thinner than Twiggy (Anybody remember the thin model?) The acting can hardly be called that.  One reviewer opined that Meryl Steep "gave the worse performance of her life." And then there was the singing.  Picture if you will James Bond a.k.a. Pierce Brosman mouthing an Abba hit.  Right, you can't picture it and he couldn't sing it either.
   The only redeeming features were the beautiful location shots in Greece and the closing credits.
   Send out an SOS on this one.
   Thanks for allowing a little venting here.  Just needed a break from all the Kwame stuff.  Certain ly you will understand that, right?


Anonymous movie mia said...

this is one of the only plays i've ever seen, which ended up being great... i heard about ol' Pierce taking a stab at singing too, yeeesh, didn't see that coming

August 12, 2008 at 11:04 PM 

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