Fabulous song fest!
is an uplifting celebration of life, love and friendship -- plus the complications of such. meryl streep is phenomenal in her role as the single mother who runs a hotel on a greek island. this movie is worth seeing just for the beautiful scenes of the islands...but the performances of streep, amanda seyfried, julie walters and christine baranski turns this into a fabulous song fest. pierce brosnan and colin firth are hilarious as contenders for "father", along with stellan skarsgard. while the story may seem trite -- love wins out, etc. -- the gorgeous abba tunes sweep across the beautiful settings, creating a crescendo of glory as the characters bask in the beauty of life and nature. what more could one want? laurel-rain snow author of: , etc.