Delightful. Cheerful. Lively. Perky. Entertaining. Upbeat. Diverting. Amusing. Enjoyable. Happy. Fun. Joyful. Sunny. Peppy. Light. Playful. Sparkling. Mamma Mia! Here We Go Again is all these things. Sometimes we just want to drop all our troubles and stresses of everyday life and instead laugh and smile and feel real joy in our hearts and bodies and this movie makes that happen.
Yesterday I went to see a matinee showing in Toronto with my mom, my mother-in-law and my youngest daughter. Our age range was 19 to 82. We all completely loved this movie and we were in a great mood afterwards, giggling and singing like school girls all the way home.
The acting is good. Let's be honest, nobody is going to be getting an Academy Award nomination for their role in this film, not even the oft-nominated Meryl Streep, but that certainly doesn't mean that the entire cast didn't rise to the occasion and make their part a wonderful and integral component of the joyous perfection that is this cinematic marvel. The stand-outs for me were Lily James who was a pure delight as the young Donna, bringing a contagious grin and adventurous spirit to the part, Julie Waters who can do deadpan comedy with the best of the best and Colin Firth for whom I would have paid the full admittance just to see him dance with such joyful abandon as intimated in the GIF above. Trust me, it's worth the $10 and two hours and then some ;)
So, if you're in need of a good laugh and want to feel good (and really, who doesn't?) I urge you to take a chance on this movie.
Let us know what you think if you do go see it.
Peace + Love + Abba forever!