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Mamma Mia the film!? 

Mamma Mia the film - A Good Idea?
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This has been a rumour for a while. Ugh.
As if it weren't bad enough onstage.

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Olivia Newton-John for Donna!


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With Mamma Mia!, you get 20 classic hit songs.

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All for the low, low price of a ridiculously bad plot....

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TheNextTenMinutes wrote:
All for the low, low price of a ridiculously bad plot....

I don't think the plot is particulary bad. The stage version plot is thin but it's mostly supposed to be a light comedy and an excuse to string together a lot of ABBA songs. A movie might give the plot a little more depth. Exploring Sophie's feelings of never knowing her father. Donna having to face an unresolved past. Maybe add a little depth to the men and Rosie and Tanya but there isn't much time left to dwell on that. I just hope Hanks has the same luck as he had with My Big Fat Greek Wedding.

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Exactly, it's just a way of stringing together the ABBA songs. We Will Rock You at least had a good book with a cute storyline. Mamma Mia is a Sweet Valley High novel disguised by songs.

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I'd also like to add that with a movie, I hope they find a good way to squeeze in "Waterloo". It only appears in the show's encore but for a movie, I'd guess they'd throw it in the closing credits if they can't work it into the story. As a part of the show, it would be another showstopper along with "Does Your Mother Know".

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TheNextTenMinutes wrote:
Exactly, it's just a way of stringing together the ABBA songs. We Will Rock You at least had a good book with a cute storyline. Mamma Mia is a Sweet Valley High novel disguised by songs.

I haven't seen WWRY, and I hope to someday. But from what I've heard of the show's premise and the idea of some "worthy" rocker pulling a guitar from a stone, it all sounds just so cliche.

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Perhaps...I have seen both shows and We Will Rock You is vastly superior in character development, book, and actually working the songs in. Sure, some parts of it are cliche, but no more so than Mamma Mia.

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TheNextTenMinutes wrote:
Sure, some parts of it are cliche, but no more so than Mamma Mia.

That doesn't say much because Mamma Mia! is not intended to be a serious study of human frailties. It's just good time escapist theater and has been enormously successful. If WWRY is mostly tongue-in-cheek the cliches might be fine but still...a guitar in stone pulled out by the one most worthy? Hmmmm....where have I heard that one before? :roll:

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Mamma Mia! will be a huge hit as a film.

MAMMA MIA! http://jimcolyer.com/papers/entry?id=49

ABBA & THEIR MUSIC http://jimcolyer.com/papers/entry?id=35

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Ive seen the traveling show recently and the new Sophie Carrie Manolakos is amazing! She would be perfect for the movie part.
Perfect age and great voice!


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