Dancing Queen…

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Went to see Mama Mia, Here We Go Again, even though I hadn’t seen the first movie, because all the hype and reviews about this one were so good.  I have to tell you I liked it even more than I thought I would!

A few parts are a little slow-moving, but the ABBA music is fun and the 70s outfits are a riot.  The story switches between present day and the late 70s and explains how Donna Sheridan (played by Lily James and Meryl Streep) ended up in Greece originally.

Lots of cute moments include one with two of Sophie’s possible dads reenacting a scene from Titanic.  And platinum-wigged Cher as Sophie’s grandma is a hoot.  “But, Grandma,” says Sophie, “you weren’t invited!”  “Those are the best kind of parties, little girl!” Grandma retorts.

I’m still not sure why, but the last several scenes left me SO emotional, I was almost sobbing by the end.  Some weird repressed memories or just missing my youth, maybe!?  Two thumbs up for a fun summer musical.

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  1. You haven’t seen the first one? You must do that immediately. The first movie is SO GOOD.
    But I enjoyed MM2 as well. It was a great mix of light scenes and emotional scenes, and I always have respect for media that can do that well.

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    1. I will, promise! It’s on Netflix so I’ll watch it this weekend. I thought it didn’t get good reviews, so I never saw it. But I have a feeling I will like it from what you and one of my DDIL’s said!

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  2. Fun! Thanks for the review. I had some doubts, but I will try it now.

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  3. Thanks for your review. I was undecided about this flick.

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    1. Hubby and son went with and even tho I’m pretty sure hubby dozed thru some of it (our theater has recliners, lol) they both said they liked it

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  4. I saw this tonight, absolutely loved it! And i too was in tears at the end of the film, when Meryl Streep and Amanda Seyfried were singing together. Omgoodness! And the outfits, so dreamy and fantastic! I’m glad you enjoyed this move hun 🙂

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    1. I’m glad you liked it, too! Now I have to see the first one!

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  5. I haven’t seen the film version, but (this is really a guilty pleasure for me) I’ve seen the Broadway show 5 times!!! I will have to go see the film sequel for a Mamma Mia fix! 😃

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    1. Oh the musical on Broadway must have been fabulous! Sometime I’d like to go to New York just to see a few shows!

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      1. It was! And The Walnut St Theater in Philly just ran it for the finale of their season this year. It’s such a fun show!

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      2. I have to go to more shows. I hate driving into the city but I might Uber it.

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      3. There you go! If you have the chance, definitely take advantage!

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  6. I must be in just the right mood for musical. So, now I’m in the mood. Thanks Dee.

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    1. I hope you like it as much as I did!

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      1. I likely did. With that cast it is hard to go wrong.

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  7. How can you not have seen that original? Worth watching at least 3 times!!! Really looking forward to seeing the new one, and I shall not be sleeping.

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    1. I don’t know why I didn’t see it, but it’s on Netflix, so this weekend for sure!

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