Friday, December 26, 2008
I'd been wanting but wary to see this movie for a while. Because I'm a ginormous ABBA fan and I want to see the theatre performance someday, I was worried that the motion picture would be a let down. Not so. I love, love, LOVED it. I was surprised at how well but not perfectly the actors sang. Watching the disc extras about learning to sing the songs gave me a knot in my stomach at times realizing that these people really aren't singers. It's pretty daring to put yourself out there like they did and the authenticity of the voices was great. The scenery was amazing. I didn't know the storyline beforehand and was totally impressed by how the songs and script meshed together--very clever. I loved a lot of the actual story too--the mom's best friends come to support her, the 3 'dads' grow to love their 'daughter' in a short time and the experience changes them, the 'grown-ups' in the film have past regrets and mistakes but have learned and moved on. Just cute and great. I highly recommend it!