Mamma Mia, Amanda Seyfried

Mamma Mia, Amanda Seyfried

There are 30 comments on the Chicago Tribune story from Jul 21, 2008, titled Mamma Mia, Amanda Seyfried. In it, Chicago Tribune reports that:

It's funny what you buy completely onstage and resist completely, or nearly, on-screen. Case in point: "Mamma Mia!" - the ABBA -fueled stage phenomenon that has now become "Mamma Mia! The Movie." Of course I ...

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North Hollywood, CA

#1 Jul 21, 2008
Your review was mean! Don't tell me you weren't shaking your rump to Dancing Queen when Donna was running around carefree.
Mary Bolsinger

Dallas, TX

#3 Jul 21, 2008
I just got home from seeing Mamma Mia...and I loved it....granted their voices were not the best, but they sang good....I wanted to get up and dance half the time....its strickly a chick flick, but a good one....everyone can hear people singing and everyone clapped when it ended...that you don't see ever when a movie ends....I want to see it again, and probably I think I will find my old ABBA cd.....Women/girls, go see the movie, you will love it....

Cary, NC

#4 Jul 21, 2008
this review hit it SPOT-ON! I was trying to put my finger on what I loved and (didnt) love about this movie and its definetly that it didn't translate as well on film as it does on the stage. WICKED movie producers... BE WARNED and please dont mess up our beloved green girl.
dig it

Wayne, IL

#5 Jul 21, 2008
I love ABBAs music, haven't seen the movie yet. I want to, hope this critic is wrong.
Mary Bolsinger

Dallas, TX

#6 Jul 22, 2008
Back....I haven't seen the stage play, so I have nothing to compare with....but the movie was good....not the best, it's not going to get an award or anything, but it still was fun to watch and you wanted to get up and sing and dance along with the actors...You can tell all the actors had fun making this movie...I think its what you make of it....if you saw the stage show, then you are going to make big comparisons...but if you are going to just have some fun with your girl friends one nite...then go see the's strickly a chick flick, so go and have some fun.....

Denver, CO

#7 Jul 22, 2008
I'm an ABBA fan who saw the movie this weekend with my wife and daughter. I was a little embarrassed going in because of the grief I've taken for being an ABBA fan; but coming out I'd say my family enjoyed the movie more than I.

Not that it wasn't fun to hear the old songs again, or to watch Pierce Brosnan croak his way through SOS, but the frantic pace was a bit too much for the duration. I've seen movies start out like this, but usually they settle down; this one never really did. If you're going to see it, sit in the back of the theatre; otherwise the action on the screen will overwhelm the songs and the scenery.
Susan Mitchell


#8 Jul 22, 2008
Worst movie I have ever seen. Did not translate well to the "silver screen", terrible casting, singing abominable to the point of laughable. What could and should have been fleshed out in the movie was totally ignored like the island people who just show up ocassionally, never speaking or spoken to, singing. In a musical, they are the chorus. In a movie, they are ridculous as was this film.

London, UK

#9 Jul 23, 2008
i absolutely loved this movie. i cant stop singing the songs and am definitely going to see it again. me and my friends where laughing so much; especially when those villagers just popped out of nowhere. i havent seen it in theatre yet but to those who are complaining - you wouldnt be able to to do better so stop critiscising. its pathetic. its a film. get over it seriously !

Joliet, IL

#10 Jul 23, 2008
Every movie doesn't have to be War & Peace. While it wasn't up to the stage production I saw in Chicago, it was simple and easy fun. Sort of the simple, upbeat music they should blare throughout the Tribune Towers while they're handing out pink slips, beginning with the Arts & Entertainment department.

Sit back, relax and try to stop yourself from singing outloud. It made the rest of the day an enjoyable one; and I'm usually a miserable S.O.B.

Since: Dec 07

DuPage County

#11 Jul 23, 2008
If hell has a soundtrack, ABBA will be in regular rotation.

Ashford, UK

#12 Jul 24, 2008
Saw the film last night - very good and well worth seeing. Not the best singing in the world but who cares - it was entertainment and you came away with a good feeling - the end is great - dancing in the aisles. Saw the West End production which was equally as good in its own way too.Well worth a visit

United States

#13 Jul 26, 2008
I loved it! I took my 14 yr old granddaughter and she loved it too. We laughed and teared up and had a blast. The whole auditorium enjoyed it... It is a chick flick, but is very well worth seeing. I actually ejoyed the movie probably more than the on stage production,(in Sacramento CA). The movie looked like they were all having a very good time. Go see it.


#14 Jul 27, 2008
This movie, when the DVD is out, will be on my Top Shelf! Absolutely the most entertaining movie I have ever seen in my life!!! Meryl Streep is a genius...she can play any part to the hilt....she is 'one of a kind' and I admire her so much! She A#1 in my book!!! Anytime you come out of a movie and start dancing, that says something right there. Don't miss it!!

Wantagh, NY

#15 Jul 27, 2008
iiiii wanna seee this awesome movie 1000000000000000000000 times...!!!!!!!and even more) meryl is great!!!!!! and of course..all the others too!!!!! yeah!! B-) mamma mia here i go again *sing* lalal dumdidum...*dance*
la jessica

Fenton, MI

#16 Jul 27, 2008
watch is and commet it it is me and my friend
willy meeks

Chicago, IL

#17 Jul 27, 2008
nobody can sing in that movie. oh well, the depths of taste.

Saint Helens, UK

#18 Jul 30, 2008
ive seen in 3 times now ands its still bloody brillaint. although it depends on the company you have to be honest. 1st time i went with my friends; that was amazing. second time i went with my family; put me off a little but still went to see it a 3rd time with my best friend and i absolutely loved it. were going to buy the dvd & when we go skiing will dancing along with everyone else (: its a feel good movie. would defoo recommend it

Since: Dec 07

DuPage County

#19 Jul 30, 2008
I love exclamation points too!!!!!!

Squeal!!!!!!! Scream!!!!!!
tina wrote:
iiiii wanna seee this awesome movie 1000000000000000000000 times...!!!!!!!and even more) meryl is great!!!!!! and of course..all the others too!!!!! yeah!! B-) mamma mia here i go again *sing* lalal dumdidum...*dance*

“Leave a good looking corpse.”

Since: Jul 08

Can't remember.

#20 Jul 30, 2008
OMG - ABBA. For those of us who remember'd sooner have Malaria and rusty steel splinters in your eyes than be forced to listen to that for any length of got that right.
Saluki Rod wrote:
If hell has a soundtrack, ABBA will be in regular rotation.

East Aurora, NY

#21 Jul 30, 2008
Mama Mia was a song from Abba in the 1970's, one of the best decades of Music, movies and television. The 1970's and the 1980's were the best decades for Music, movies and television shows.Now there's too much offensive UNChristian garbage on t.v and in the movies and even Music too!! I wonder why?! As for the play Mama Mia, I don't know, I have never seen it.What's it about?

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