Posted at 2:37 PM on July 23, 2008
by Euan Kerr
Just one for the memory books: sitting in an Edinburgh movie-house in a row of four people, about 2/3 of the way through 'Mama Mia,' I looked round and saw something I hadn't seen in a while.
Everyone was crying.
Maybe it was the day. Maybe it was that we are all in our 40's and we got snagged by some sentimental barb. Maybe mortality just came up and stared us in the face.
But as Meryl Streep sang to her daughter the dams broke and the tears washed down. It was quite pleasant in a way.
I loved the film, laughed and cried, it was really cheesy, but does that make it a bad film when it was thoroughly enjoyed by all those who watched it? As for the location, apart from the steps, who wouldn't want to visit Greece now?