Take a chance on them

Michael Dwyer

The Irish Times - Friday - The Ticket - - Film -

Sweet Char­ity and Cabaret, there can be so much more to ad­mire when a di­rec­tor has the con­fi­dence to shoot a dance se­quence from a fixed cam­era po­si­tion.

One could crib about Bros­nan’s singing voice, al­though it can safely be said that he’s im­proved since Eve­lyn – and, any­how, he and Streep gen­er­ate vi­brant chem­istry when they duet on SOS. Firth, mean­while, sounds quite like Peter Sarst­edt when he bursts into song.

More words are sung than spo­ken in this un­de­mand­ing, thor­oughly en­ter­tain­ing romp shot in gor­geous sun-kissed lo­ca­tions. There’s a mis­con­cep­tion that the movie is aimed at the Sex and the City au­di­ence. I, for one, have never logged on to www.shoe­tube.tv, yet watch­ing Mamma Mia! I had a broad smile on my face from start to fin­ish.

Dum Dum Did­dle: Firth, Skars­gård and Bros­nan in Mamma Mia!

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