This was one of the worst attempts of a musical I have ever seen. I don’t know if it follows that actually play to the tee, but if it does, then I can tell that people who rave about it don’t know what a great musical is. The only saving grace was that the music all came from Abba, which is one of my favorite groups of all time.
It’s about a girl who finds her mother’s diary, and invites three men, who might be her father, to her wedding. Meryl Streep, Colin Firth (I LOVEHIM), and Pierce Bronson are part of the cast to this ill-fated musical, and I must say that I am shocked that they signed on to be in it. The acting was not bad, but they didn’t finish a sentence before they were singing another tune. What’s worse is that their voices were not up to par. I cringed a few times and decided to just fast forward whenever they jumped into song. The plot was campy, and that is a nice way of putting it. Additionally, the movie was way too long for my taste. 90 minutes isn’t a bad number. I’m tired of this movies that want to extend over two hours.
Aside from Abba, the only good thing about the movie was the scenery. It was in Greece, which is where I want to go for my honeymoon. If it weren’t for those two things, I would have just returned it without watching it. Don’t waste your time. If you want to listen to Abba, get their greatest hits cd. If you want to see the Greek isles, get a documentary. If you want to see these fine actors, then go see another movie of theirs. I am trying to save you the pain.