Friday, July 18, 2008

Ay, Ay, Ay, Mamma Mia!

What a MESS! The acting is good, the music is great, but someone needs to teach first time Mamma Mia! director Phyllida Lloyd (and her cinematographer, and her choreographer, for that matter) how to stage a fluid dance sequence and how to frame a shot. I wanted to love this movie so much - and it was a thrill to see La Streep break some new ground - but ultimately, it's an IRREDEEMABLY CHEESY DISASTER. Buy the soundtrack to experience Amanda Seyfried's pitch-perfect pipes, but skip the film.


Cali Angel said...

Well I haven't gotten to see this movie, but now that you tell me that the dancing is off. Well... I'm still going to watch it! Would you compare it to David Elsewhere dancing, or Cameron diaz goof dancing?

Kurtis O said...

I'd compare it to 'From Justin to Kelly,' except this time the cameraman isn't asleep, he's having an epileptic seizure.

Kurtis O said...

Oh, you asked about the dancing. Sorry. Let's just say it makes 'Step Up' look like 'Strictly Ballroom.'