Mamma Mia! (The Movie Soundtrack)
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Impossibly exuberant, occasionally loopy, and as relentlesslly infectious as its iconic source material, the screen adaptation of the hit stage show based on Abba’s world-beating pop music catalog doesn’t so much walk the fine line between tribute to the screen musical and outright parody as gleefully blur it unto oblivion. At an age when stuffy AFI tributes would seem her lot in life, Oscar winner Meryl Streep adds yet another subchapter to her already burgeoning resume: pop diva. Whether delivering the title track and “Dancing Queen” with the muscular self-assurance of Merman or lending a weary, Sondheim-esque pathos to “Winner Takes It All”, the veteran offers a winning surprise at virtually every turn. Christine Baranski’s spotlight “Does Your Mother Know” offers a similar revelation, while young newcomer Amanda Seyfried’s quavering soprano is the perfect foil to Streep’s often gutsy vocals, taking two fine showcase turns on the iTunes-only closing tracks, “I Have a Dream” and “Thank You For the Music”. Abba mainstays/executive producers Benny Andersson and Björn Ulvaeus insure that the musical backdrops never stray far from their own epochal productions, even if their pulse seems skillfully quickened throughout to good effect.
I just saw the movie at a midnight screening, it was SO worth staying up late for! My boyfriend split his sleep in two to go and we were both enchanted. The actors are supposed to be so out of their "comfort zone" but they are brilliant, and Meryl Streep "takes it all" for me because it's like what she was born to do all the way, she sings and acts perfectly, and she is so funny as well! They are all more than great and the soundtrack is going straight on my computer. Go see the movie if you can even if you're hesitating and trust me, you will buy the music! In one word, I'll say it again, AWESOME !!!
thats all simply. The best feel good movie i've seen in a long long time, one of those films where every single person in the cinema will laugh together, cry together and dance along together. All the singers are brilliant; some people have critisied (sp?) Pierce Brosnan but I think he's quite good! and hes cute so it really doesn't matter ;) this album is a must have for people, not any type of people, just people in general. This movie is a must see again for people. I will definitely be downloading this the SECOND iTunes put it up for download, and it better be soon :)
Title says it all really, the album is amazing, can't help but sing along. Meryl Streep's singing is brilliant.
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