The film of the fifth episode of Criticissimamente speaking , aired on March 26, is Mamma mia! , Brilliantly directed in 2008 by Phyllida Loyd , also director of the stage version. Catherine Johnson, however, is the author of the screenplay. The creators of this enjoyable film tell a simple and light weave through musicals . Sophie, the young protagonist, who grew up with his mother (Donna) in the beautiful Greek island of Kalokairi, decided to spread its wings into the unknown that surrounds its origins. The identity of an unknown father, whose mother never wanted to tell her, becomes the purpose of the curious plan that holds the story.
When Sophie comes into possession of Donna’s secret diary and reads of his youth, spent among the flower children to live free love, decides to invite to their wedding her potential fathers. Woman, come to discover the presence of his old lovers on the island, he invites you to take to the sea. But, since then, nothing goes as planned. The divine conspiracies turn in favor of love, poured out in abundance from the cups of the gods.
Eight well-defined characters in character, constantly alternating with the “chorus” (the islanders), outline the structure of the Greek comedy. Truly exceptional performers (Meryl Streep, force of nature as Donna, Pierce Brosnan, a sweet Amanda Seyfred, Stellan Skarsgard and Dominic Cooper, Julie Walters, Colin Firth and Christine Baranski). The sparkling songs of ABBA , arranged for the occasion, following the melting of the hand-hand story that reveal the protagonists. The choreography by Anthony Van Laast make your way to the original Agnetha and Frida.
The apparent attempt of the actors interact with the audience makes Mamma mia! an engaging film, just like the theater of the Greeks. Yet, the very theatrical element present may not be liking for some