Monday, October 6, 2008

Mamma Mia!

Mamma Mia! the movie is doing its rounds in cinemas/cineplexes in Kuala Lumpur right now. If you are here and would like an hour plus of some song and dance, or if you are a fan of ABBA's, you have got to see this movie. It's a great musical with a wonderful cast - Pierce Brosnan (the ex-Mr James Bond, Meryl Streep (The Devil Wears Prada), Colin Firth (the boyfriend in Bridget Jones's Diary), Amanda Seyfried, etc. - and they sing too.

Mamma Mia! is the feature-film adaptation of the beloved musical that has been seen by more than 30 million people in 170 cities and eight languages around the world.

The feature film adaptation of the global stage hit production brings the magic of ABBA’s music to the silver screen. With rising star Amanda Seyfried and Dominic Cooper, alongside Hollywood heavy-hitters Meryl Streep, Pierce Brosnan, Colin Firth Stellan Skasg├órd, Julie Walters and Christine Baranski, the film features the stars’ versions of 17 ABBA classics in this celebration of a mother, a daughter and three possible dads.

Go watch the movie. I won't spoil it for you.... but then I can't resist showing you snippets of it. How to resist a good thing? How?

For some delightful moments in the meantime, visit the site of Mamma Mia! the movie.

Hear some of the best songs from the movie

See the ABBA Reunion at the Mamma Mia! movie premiere in Stockholm

And the World Premiere in London

By the way, Mamma Mia! the musical is coming from London to Kuala Lumpur from Dec 17, 2008, to Jan 1, 2009 at Istana Budaya.

Mamma Mia!


  1. Fan of ABBA here!!!

  2. Anonymous9:54 PM

    oh mamma mia... i'll skip this. reminds me i'm in golden era. :)

  3. Is it really that good? I wonder which one is better the movie or the musical? I would love to catch the musical at Istana Budaya as I tend to enjoy it "live"

  4. I was going to watch it. My son has watched it and loved it.

  5. Anonymous8:36 AM

    I love their songs..esp Dancing Queen. Watched the movie version last week..nice! Am wondering if I should catch the musical at Istana Budaya..heard the story's the same.

  6. Guess you're into musicals heh? :)

  7. Anonymous1:59 PM

    Pierce Brosnan has always been my all time James Bond Character and so when i saw him in the Mama Mia preview i had to watch it. At first i was a bit disappointed seeing him But the musical was so nice. My girl liked it so much, Abba music still rocks. The timings for the songs were perfect.
    Pierce Brosnan singing....hmmm may be not my kind of thing for my superhero but it was fun entertainment in Kuala Lumpur during the Hari Raya holiday.

    Fun in Kuala Lumpur - Secret Love for Kuala Lumpur.

  8. Cool! A legend reborn in musical form, but not tacky or corny as such things so often tend to be? Heck, I'd go and see it if I could!

  9. Bought a DVD. Half-way watching it. Not bad...

    I thought the mother in the story is Mia. It turns out to be Donna.

  10. KS, not bad? But you had to watch it in installments? LOL!

    Mamma mia literally means 'my mother' in Italian but the phrase is usually used as an expression of surprise or anguish.

    MM, yes, the movie is in fact highly commendable - great cast, great songs, a lot of fun.

  11. Hi Damansarian, Pierce Brosnan singing caught me by surprise too. Room for improvement, eh?

    Hey, thanks for coming by. You've got great info on your blog. Great job!

    Mockingbird, on the contrary, I am not one for musicals but this movie attracted me because of the songs. Have you watched it? You must, leh.

  12. MBL, if you'd like to catch the stage musical, I think you'd need to book the tickets early. I heard they are selling very well.

    Hi ECL, it's been a long time. How are you? Go watch it for some great entertainment.

  13. Foong, it's a matter of choice. I'm not one for stage shows, so the movie version suits me fine. However, I do love concerts. Gimme a concert anytime.

    LGBK, hi! Music transcends eras. No? You are not going to see it?! Aww!!

    LB, Agnetha, I suppose?! hehe..