Thursday, March 26, 2009

Having the Time of Your Life

In the film version of Mamma Mia!, in contravention of all that Hollywood holds dear, Meryl Streep, 59 at the time of the movie's release, romances Pierce Brosnan, who was 55. Not only that, she also sort of romances Stellan Skarsgard, 57, and Colin Firth, a mere pup of 48.

The music is real good, too, even though at first you start to think that Pierce Brosnan is going for a kind of counterintuitive rough-hewn anti-Abba non-gloss on his vocals, and then you realize he just can't sing.