Wednesday, August 13, 2008

Believing God Day and "Mama Mia" or What I Did For Love (and Laughs)

First of all, today (every Thursday) is "Believing God" day with Diane at Meyers on the Hood, so go see her. I'm going to!


Believing GOD

Coming Soon: My take on "Mama Mia" starring a cast of hundreds, and no, that's not the average age of the cast members, but close. It's actually 55.

My RL friend for whom we had the benefit, Diane, also seen in these pics, loved the movie and wanted to see it again with all of her girlfriends, as many as could make it.

So, my Girls Group, consisting of the women I meet with every Wednesday night for deep philosophical discussions (formal debate style) jumped at the chance to go with Diane because 1) They ALL L-O-V-E musicals 2) They LOVE Diane 3) They wanted to see me HATE the musical. Because for me, musicals are like one long Neil Diamond song.

So here are a few pics from last night, and one from the benefit where Diane and Madelyn are actually on stage singing "Dancing Queen," which, the whole world knows by now, is on John McCain's playlist. He's diggin' the dancing queen. Aren't we all.



21 comments:

Chel's Leaving a Legacy said...

OH WOW I get to be first...okay...

I was about to go to bed but saw the title and HAD to come see...I have a "date" with one of my buddies to go see that movie TOMORROW (which is like, today for you). :-) Too funny!

Now I'm REALLY looking forward to it!

Sandy said...

Hi Linda, had to see what you were up to. I love musicals, and already saw MM - it was great. Kinda corny at times but love the music.
Happy Day!
Sandy

skoots1mom said...

my siestas and I went to see it last thurs night...a great night out! I loved how free the women let themselves be in the movie...i bet it was a blast filming. Meryl blew me away with her singing, Piece not so much...a lot of guts to do this one.
It's one i'll buy to watch again at home when I want to dance as I clean house...the young girl had an awesome voice. I knew not to take the movie too seriously so the lapses for "singing scenes" didn't bother me.

Have you ever seen the 1939 old movie, "The Women"? It's an MGM comedy, famous for its all-female cast (Norma Shearer, Joan Crawford, Rosalind Russell, & Mary Boland). It centers on gossipy, high-society women who spend their days at the beauty salon and haunting fashion shows. My sister and I used to watch it together...a real chick flick with tears and laughs.

Chatty Kelly said...

I love musicals! All of them.

Of course, the most recent ones I have seen are High School Musical (1 & 2), but that just tells you about my social life...kids!

Greg C said...

Is it a chick flick? I actually like musicals. I visited Diane. Great blog.

PJ said...

Okay. Now I have to go see Mama Mia. The scene with Meryl jumping on the bed is too much! Hubby was looking for a movie the other night. He actually said that one was showing -- probably good I was too tired!!! He might have boycotted the movies after that!

Susanne said...

I'm interested to hear what you thought. I've been debating whether to go or not. Love ABBA music but don't want to have a permently etched goofy movie running in my head everytime I hear the songs, you know what I mean?

Jill said...

School starts here next week and I'm thinking of going to this movie with a few moms for an afternoon out.
Thought it would be good for a few laughs for the moms who are now home alone.
Anxious to hear your take on the movie.

Teri said...

Wait a minute...you hated it? You hate musicals?

I Ken Lee Mamma Mia...I listen to the soundtrack mutiple times daily, to the horror of my children who can't get the song "Money Money Money" out of their sweet little heads. I have also changed my ringtones on my phone to Voulez Vous and Honey Honey for my man.

Yes, I am slightly obsessed with Mamma Mia...but hey, don't judge, might I mention LOST or Clinton Kelly for that matter...I'm just sayin'.

:)

Mocha with Linda said...

Oh Lid, Lid, Lid. I Ken Lee musicals. Can we still be friends?!

And now, thanks to you, Dancing Queen is running all through my mind.

carol ~ i throw like a girl said...

Well, I think I'm going to be in the minority here when I say that I did not like the moveie Mama Mia. The scenery was beautiful, I love Meryl Streep and Pierce Brosnan, but Hello? it is a musical and they should have cast talented actors who could also sing. The daughter was very good. Living near NYC, I love musicals and don't get to go often enough, but I did see Mama Mia on Broadway and the movie was not as good as the stage show. Sorry, I sound like such a snob, I know. I do wish I could have gone to the benefit to help Diane. She is in my prayers.

Erin said...

thanks for stopping by my blog!

Fran said...

Haven't seen the movie. Probably won't....i just don't have time to do the movie thing right now. But, I'm lovin seeing how people either love it or hate it. You totally cracked me up with the whole "one long Neil Diamond song." And...I loved the empty seat in the theater. :)

Too funny.
Fran

Darlene R. said...

I went to see Mamma Mia with my girlyfriends and we loved it!
I did find it humorous when they broke out in song. I really don't know why because that IS what a musical is! Anyway, it could have had something to do with the fact that it was after midnight!
We kinda hoped that because we were at the late show we would be able to dance in the aisles, but it was actually too crowded. :(

annie's eyes said...

I wished I had talked to you before you saw Mama! I went into it thinking it was so corny, then I relaxed and let Meryl Streep take me away. Even if it is cheesy, it made me smile. No intellectual value was just fine for frivolous fun.

Dawn said...

Love the rotery pictures! Would you believe yesterday, when DD and I were at the Titanic exhibit, there was a sign for a Neil Diamond show and my 13 year old was excited about it. She was upset because the poster was for a show that had already past. Teenagers - they never cease to amaze you.

Tabi said...

Oh I am dying to go see this with my mom, sister, and sister-in-law! I also LOVE musicals! So, come over by my blog, I have some fun for you to join in on if you choose!

Connie@Little Red Hearts From God said...

I was suppose to have gone tonight but ... work... seems to always interfere....

You guys looked like you had tons of fun...

Ballerina Girl said...

i have been waiting to see this movie!
It came out one day after we left the States. I'll have to check it out here in Brasil! They usually show the US flicks in both English and Portuguese dubbed.
BG

The Bayou Belles and Their Beau said...

I'm not too fond of the newer musicals. Bring back "Singing in the Rain" (or as I just accidentally typed, "Sinning in the Rain," which would be a whole different movie), "Oklahoma, "The Sound of Music," etc.

Can't see Pierce Brosnan singing Abba songs. It may ruin my image of him.

Michelle said...

Looks like you guys all had a great time. I loved all the pictures. Thanks for sharing. I actually wanted to go see the movie. Now I'm not to sure about it. LOL!!