Saturday, August 02, 2008


I know I have been quite absent from the internet lately. I've been around. I have just not been in the mood to write. A couple of people said that it sounds like I have the summer doldrums. Sounds like a great explanation to me.

A few days ago I went with a friend to see the movie Mamma Mia. I loved it! Sure it was a little cheesy, but it made me laugh. I have loved ABBA for a long time so I'm not surprised I loved it. It was so funny to me to see the Greek portion of the cast as background singers. At one point during the song Dancing Queen everyone is running through what looked to be an orchard. There is an older lady carrying a bundle of sticks on her back. When she threw those sticks down and started singing I almost fell out of my chair. She looked Turkish. I know people who look like her. I can't imagine them singing ABBA's Dancing Queen...um ever. Ahhh...good times. And the end. If you haven't seen the movie please go see it. And don't get up until the credits are rolling and there aren't any more pictures on the screen. The end is great.

You know I've always loved Meryl Streep. I haven't seen everything she's done, but everything I've seen her in is amazing. This was no different. A completely different character for her. I loved the singing, the awkward dancing, the way that she just looks natural. There is a scene with her at the end where you see a close-up of her face. The laugh lines around her eyes and just the way she smiled moved me.

And Julie Walters is my new favorite person. I loved everything about her character in this movie. The dancing on the table solidified it for me.

Ok...so I guess that's what you get today. A movie review. I know many people didn't really like this movie, but for me it was a great escape from life. And I love when a movie does that for me!


Brittany said...

I am glad to see you back! Can't wait until you are posting more again, but the review was great, I am dying to see it, and hubby won't go, so it maybe a solo trip:)

Anonymous said...

I love Meryl Streep too. I think a lot of people are taking breaks right now, or re-evaluating, things of that nature.

Your Pal Pinki said...

I've been felling all blah and not wanting to post blogs lately too. I've started writing lots, but there they sit as drafts. Tonight is the first time in days I've even looked at blog comments.

I really want to see Mamma Mia. I even have a gift certificate to go to the theatre where it's playing. I can't find anyone to go with me. Maybe I'll go alone.

penny said...

I'd love to see Mamma Mia! I like musicals but there aren't many new ones. I didn't used to like Meryl Streep, but I think she's fresher than ever. I've been a fan of Julie Walters since Calendar Girls.

Natalie said...

brittany - i am back. i am going to try to post daily again. it was just one of those weeks i guess. just lazy! OH...and i've seen mamma mia 2 more times. that makes three times total!

memarie lane - i think meryl streep is a natural beauty. i have noticed that posting is down. so i am feeling ok about it. i do want to pick up the pace some for sure though!

pinki - i haven't even done that! if i start to write it i finish it...i haven't even wanted to start anything. and i can't believe you can't find anyone to go with you. i have seen it three times, but i would go with you if i was there!

penny - i have never seen calendar girls. i need to see it now! it is on my list to rent when i get back to the states!

SF said...

I love Meryl as well and I really like Amanda Seyfried from Mean Girls.

I'm sure me and my daughter will be seeing it!

Natalie said...

SF - i didn't even know what Sophie's real name was. she did a great job in this movie! i haven't seen mean girls, and i'm guessing my daughters haven't either. they didn't mention her being familiar. i guess i should check that one out!

Anonymous said...

I have been absent too...but I have #1 to pick up the slack.

Sometimes real life gets in the way of this blogging. Real life has been kicking my ass lately :(


Natalie said...

#2 - i totally need a #1 around here! because that real life stuff just gets in my way!

Jeff and Erin said...

I loved this movie too. I don't know how it was in turkey... but when I went to see it in Dallas there were people dancing and singing in the theatre. It was a little awkward, but humorous nonetheless.

Natalie said...

erin - well there has been no dancing in the aisles here! i saw it for a 4th time last night, and there was singing...the first i've heard that!