A friend and I went to the movies this afternoon. We saw Mama Mia. It was a cute musical! A chick flick for sure, I doubt my hubby would have enjoyed it very much. The Abba songs brought back a lot of memories. I have been singing/humming Dancing Queen all night! And I really enjoyed The Winner Takes All! I was surprised at Merle Streep singing, and of how agile she is -- she is only 9 years younger than I am!! I don't think I could do all that jumping around she did!

Have you seen Mama Mia yet? Do you hope to see it? I recommend you see it, you'll have a feel good feeling afterwards!

*NOTE: I'm adding this note (the day after I posted this) "Mama Mia" didn't get very good reviews, but I don't usually go by the so called expert's reviews. I judged the movie on how it made me feel, and how the people sitting around me were reacting, which was with laughter and happiness. Granted, Merle Streep, and Pierce Brosnam's voices weren't all that great, but I enjoyed them giving it a shot at their ages. As I already said before, I was amazed at how she moved around, and the most favorite thing was the scenery, the little Greek island that made you want to go there!

These days with all the negative subjects, violence, and weirdness on the screen, it's a pleasure to see something without it that is just plain fun. I know the musical movies are never as good as the actual plays, but I try to be very positive about the good outweighing the bad! And, I went away happy, with a song in my heart, still singing again today! If a movie can make this happen for anyone, it is a good one!

We don't go to the movies much, mainly because we have to drive 30 miles to the nicer theater (the one where we live leaves a lot to be desired!) They are too expensive (even with the senior discount, it is $6.50 a ticket.) And, again, there's the problem of so many of the movies just being trash!!

Saturday night I watched a movie on TV (because nothing else was on.) I watched "Under The Tuscan Sun." I enjoy this movie, I've seen it umpteen times, and I have the video! Have you ever seen it?

I haven't read the book, but I think I might get it to read on vacation. By the way, there's a new Nicholas Sparks movie coming in September, looks like a good one, it has Diane Lane, and Richard Gere in it. I like his movies, even tho they usually have a sad ending.

She also has another book out since the movie came out. Have you read Bella Tuscany?

Are you a fan of movies! Every time hubby and I go, we say we should go more often! He and I went together about two weeks ago, to see "Get Smart" he wanted to see it so I went with him since he goes to tea rooms with me! It was kinda cute.



Melissa's Cozy Teacup said...

I deeply enjoy movies! My hubby has a hard time sitting through most of them but will on occasion join me with much cajoling! We also enjoy episodic t.v. such as Stargate Atlantis. We wait for each season to com out on dvd then hunker down for a few hours here and there and enjoy several episodes in a stretch. We don't have cable so we have to wait a whole year to see what happens after the cliff hangers!

The Scarlett Rose Garden said...

These all sound great. We don't go to the show.. maybe once a year. We're just too cheap, lol! I couldn't even tell you the last thing I saw at the theater. Wow, that's pretty bad!

Lallee said...

We saw Mama Mia last weekend. I've seen the play twice. It's a favorite of mine and I love playing the Broadway soundtrack. I have to say I found the movie a little disappointing. I'm glad you enjoyed it.

I loved Under the Tuscan Sun. I've seen it a few times too.

Alice said...

I enjoy movies but I'm not a big fan of musicals. I did love Under the Tuscan Sun and watch it whenever it is on. I think Diane Lane is wonderful. I haven't gone to a movie theatre for years because they've gotten so rude and rowdy. I much prefer to wait until the movie comes out for home viewing.

La Tea Dah said...

It's a guys world around here, so the movies I see are usually quite adventuresome! Get Smart was the last I saw with DH and son. Occasionally they will go to a chick flick with me, but I kinda hate to make them go through that. LOL!

I loved Under the Tuscan Sun!


LTD said...

I have not seen these movies but I have read every Nicholas Sparks book that he has ever wrote and saw all of his movies so far. I am a big fan of his.

Kelli said...

I know several people who have seen the movie and really enjoyed it. I can't wait to see it myself. It looks like lots of fun!

Kathy said...

Wasn't Mama Mia fun?! I love it too. Just what I needed last week!