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Alphabetical Movie – Mamma Mia!

I’m just going to come right out and admit I love ABBA.  It will save a lot of time later.  I think I was purchasing cassettes (yes cassettes) of ABBA before any other band.  Maybe I had an Andy Gibb record (yes record) before that.

So was I in the theatre opening weekend for Mamma Mia?

I’d rather not say.

Here’s the thing that gets me about this film every time I watch it and yes, I’ve watched it more than once.

Holy shit is Pierce Brosnan a horrible singer.  Like embarrassingly bad.  I cringe every time he has to sing a solo in the film. I feel bad for him, I feel bad for his fellow performers, and I feel bad for every single person who is watching the film.

Brosnan is an actor I like.  I thought he made a very good Bond.  I liked The Thomas Crown Affair.  I love The Matador.

So I don’t hate Brosnan as an actor.  He’s probably a great guy.

But when someone asked him to play the male lead in a musical, didn’t he answer with “have you heard me sing?”

And if that was his answer, why did someone respond “don’t worry Pierce – it’ll be fine?”

I have news for you, folks, IT IS NOT FINE.

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