Take a chance on them
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!