Typical - you wait 20 years for a father and then three show up at once.
Seeing as the weather has taken a turn for the worse, I thought I'd stay out of the rain and catch a film at my local cinema. Surprisingly enough, considering I've not been to the movies in ages, there weren't that many films that I liked the sound of, so I opted for a touch of summer and booked a ticket to see Mamma Mia.
Overall, it was quite enjoyable, although there were a number of things that bugged me, for example:
* The stupid name for the island ("Kalokairi", which is Greek for "summer" - oh purleeze);
* Everyone seems to commute to the mainland in fishing boats, carrying their belongings & shopping in baskets;
* The taxis look like they came straight out of the 60's although the locals drink beer that first came out in the 90's;
* The villagers are picking olives in the middle of summer;
* The insides of all the houses are painted a turquoisey blue;
* Knowing Me, Knowing You has been cut out of the film in favour of dialogue (boooo);
* Meryl Streep is way too old to have ever dated Colin Firth;
* Pearce Brosnan's voice is awful.
Other than that, it's a decent feel-good film with quite a few laughing-out-loud moments and a happy ending, and I left the cinema with a big smile on my face. Not sure you can ask for more from 2 hours in a dark room (or maybe you can - ahem). The island scenery is stunning (just like Skopelos and Skiathos in real life), the singing is quite good, the dancing is better, and I'm now in love with both Pierce Brosnan (who cares that he can't sing, he's still hot-hot-hot) and Stellan Skarsgård. Awwwww.
Has anyone else seen it? What did you think?
P.S. You can read Indie's review of the West End show here.