Originally published August 26, 2008
I wasn’t sure how they were gonna fit all the Abba songs into Mamma Mia with the information that I knew about the show beforehand, but they did it!
And it was really good!
It’s definitely for adults. There was mild adult language (when Donna says “holy shit” during the show, I heard this little kid sitting behind us say, “She said shit!”), references to drugs and sex that I don’t think a child would understand, but it was fun nonetheless.
Seeing those Abba costumes was a trip. I really had a good time.
If you’re familiar with the movie, then you’ll be able to follow along pretty well. You won’t be too lost. Obviously, there were songs lost in translation, but that’s okay. With all creative mediums, interpretations are done with precision.