'Mamma Mia!'

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'Mamma Mia!" the movie version of the ABBA -based stage musical, ought to go down like a fruity cocktail on a hot summer day.

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Bill

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Jul 17, 2008
 
Let us not go without mentioning those other stalwart wastes of celluloid namely Tommy, Sgt Pepper's Lonely Hearts Club Band, and Mr. Mike's Mondo Video (Laser Bra 2000 and swimming cats. Lord help us all).
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Jul 17, 2008
 
Wow! Someone else has seen Mr. Mikes Mondo Video. Strangest film I ever saw. Would like to see it again just to make sure it was the nightmare I remember it was back in '79. whew!
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Jul 17, 2008
 
i love amanda seyfried! she is so beautiful
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Jul 17, 2008
 
I just saw the movie at a screening tonight and it was great fun! It was funny and heartwarming! Don't believe the review...go see it! My kids loved it too!
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Jul 17, 2008
 
ABBA's type of Euro-pop died in the US in the '70s.

There are certain acts and art forms that do no cross the Atlantic well and ABBA is one of them. They are not nor ever were nearly as popular in America than they were Europe wide.

Their kitsch fluff was nothing we Yanks could swallow and their stage play here in NYC is attended by Euro-tourists. Kind of like when Johnny Halliday played Vegas.

You knew this film was going to be silly from the start.
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Jul 17, 2008
 
sta bien
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Abba was the best and you yanks have no taste if you don't like them.
Abba for ever

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Jul 17, 2008
 
Islander Abroad Returned wrote:
ABBA's type of Euro-pop died in the US in the '70s.
There are certain acts and art forms that do no cross the Atlantic well and ABBA is one of them. They are not nor ever were nearly as popular in America than they were Europe wide.
Their kitsch fluff was nothing we Yanks could swallow and their stage play here in NYC is attended by Euro-tourists. Kind of like when Johnny Halliday played Vegas.
You knew this film was going to be silly from the start.
You knock Abba but what about the Osmonds yuk, Abba were far more talented then they were.
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If I wanted to see a sl ut that slept around so much that she only has a vague idea who knocked her up, I would watch Maury. Much funnier, much more entertaining.
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Jul 18, 2008
 
Maybe this film has issues as many late 70searly 80s musicals did, but they are campy fun now (and as a kid I watched Sgt. Pepper many times because of a crush on... and Xanadu had roller skating!)-- but for campy, total weirdness rent Sextette, Mae West's last film where she plays a sexy newlywed at 90 ... and Timothy Dalton sings in that one with her!********* Just do not have these ultra high expectations of perfection when you see Mama Mia!-- it is supposed to be fun & light, and theatres have a/c!
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Jul 18, 2008
 

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Abba was the best and you yanks have no taste if you don't like them.
Well that's unfair. It's all a matter of opinion. There's no law that states that everyone in the entire world has to like Abba. People have different tastes and that's okay.

Plain and simple: if you like Abba, great. If you don't, fine. If you take everything newsday says to heart, then you need to get a clue.
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Jul 18, 2008
 
Abba for ever wrote:
<quoted text>You knock Abba but what about the Osmonds yuk, Abba were far more talented then they were.
Hey now, the US has apologized for the Osmonds on numerous occasions. Lol.
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Jul 18, 2008
 
Abba for ever wrote:
<quoted text>You knock Abba but what about the Osmonds yuk, Abba were far more talented then they were.
If you want to bust on America, that's fine. But it's kind of sad to do it out of refex.

I never said that U.S. taste was superior. I said that ABBA was not U.S. taste.

You want to mention bad American entertainment, that's fine. Consider it time well spent, Sheila.
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Jul 18, 2008
 
Gina wrote:
Abba was the best and you yanks have no taste if you don't like them.
Btw, an Aussie loving ABBA?! LOL!!! How "Muriel's Wedding" can you get?!
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Crabby wrote:
Wow! Someone else has seen Mr. Mikes Mondo Video. Strangest film I ever saw. Would like to see it again just to make sure it was the nightmare I remember it was back in '79. whew!
Scary thought when you think you were the only one who would ever admit to seeing it, right? But now u have me wanting to see it again. I wonder if it is on dvd? Maybe even blu-ray (perish the thought).
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Islander Abroad Returned wrote:
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Btw, an Aussie loving ABBA?! LOL!!! How "Muriel's Wedding" can you get?!
Muriel's wedding was a great show, I'm not happy that the US is doing its own version of Kath & Kim its a very Aussie show and should be left the way it is.
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If you want to bust on America, that's fine. But it's kind of sad to do it out of refex.
I never said that U.S. taste was superior. I said that ABBA was not U.S. taste.
You want to mention bad American entertainment, that's fine. Consider it time well spent, Sheila.
I'm very protective of Abba they are fantastic not many people could write songs in a different language that wasn't their own.
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Well that's unfair. It's all a matter of opinion. There's no law that states that everyone in the entire world has to like Abba. People have different tastes and that's okay.
Plain and simple: if you like Abba, great. If you don't, fine. If you take everything newsday says to heart, then you need to get a clue.
I jump on anyone who is rude about Abba they are the best and always will be.
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Mama Mia that is one spicy meatball!
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Islander Abroad Returned wrote:
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Btw, an Aussie loving ABBA?! LOL!!! How "Muriel's Wedding" can you get?!
You're terrible Muriel. LOL

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