Sunday, August 3, 2008

Father/Daughter Date Night

Yesterday dad and I went on a "date". We went to see the new film Momma Mia, which was originally a musical stage production. Mom had seen it twice already and just thought dad and I would really like it. Now normally musicals can be corny, and certainly I was hesitant to see it because Meryl Streep was in it. Meryl Streep is one of my all time favorite actresses, and has played in some pretty powerful films, so the thought of her playing in a musical just seemed somehow cheesy to me. However, mom kept insisting I think you guys are going to like it, and Meryl Streep does an awesome job.

So mom came over to watch Amira while dad and I went off to the show. We were suprised actually that on a beautiful sunny, not so warm, summer afternoon to find the theater packed with people, and specifically this show. The scenes are beautiful and all the casting members were great. The music by ABBA was great and really got you dancing in your seat. My mom said that during one of the times she went to see the film these young girls sitting down in front of them stood up and started dancing to the music. She said in fact there was a man sitting next to her that was doing a little dance in his

Dad and I did not see anyone jumping up and dancing but he was tapping his foot and I was dancing around in my chair a bit (and it wasn't from the soda either)----couldn't help it.

There were times I started crying in this film, of course trying not to let dad see my cry because I could relate to so much of this film. A single mom, raising her daughter on her own, and her daughter now grown up ready to start her life. Moreover, Donna (Meryl Streep's character) also had these two really close girlfriends that were great. Of course I can't relate to Amira being grown up and ready to start her own life, but so many other parts of the film just hit me so profoundly. The bond between the girlfriends reminded me of my supportive bond between my two dearest friends, Mindy and Vicky. There's just something incredible brilliant between the three of us that I wouldn't trade for anything in this world. I love them dearly.

After the movie we went back to my place to pick up mom and Amira and go to dinner. It was a real treat of an afternoon/evening.

I will definitely get this film when it's released on DVD. I'm not one to buy a lot of films except cartoonish movies for Amira, but this one is definitely worth the purchase in my opinion.


Anglo-Libyan said...

salam ibeebarbie

a friend of mine has been nagging me for a while to go and see Mamma Mia but I was determind not to go as I thought no not a fluffy film please.
he succeeded 3 days ago, I saw it, I loved it, loved the music so much my feet couldnt stop tapping, well for people of certain age like me, Abba music just rocks :o)
my only disappointment was Julie Walters, she is one of my favourite actresses but I thought she could have done more.

glad you enjoyed it, go on youtube, many clips and songs of the films are there.

dusk till dawn said...

hi ibee
how nice to see father and daughter having a nite out ,full of fun , so u did let ur hair down and went with the flow , tapping all the way, it proves how happy u where,and styress free to, so pleased to see u all doing well and back to the family happy ways ,

Anonymous said...

im sooooooooo glad to see u r ignoring anglolibyan too :)
he will get the massage

ibeebarbie said...

Salam Anglo-Libyan,

Loved the music as well. In fact, I went and saw the film again last I look Amira and she loved it as well. At the very end of the movie she and I couldn't stand it anymore, we stood up in our sits and danced along with many other

Salam Dusk Till Dawn,
Indeed we had a lovely time. I've not been able to get that film out of my head, so I took Amira last night to see it. All I know is they better release it on DVD soon or I'll go broke just going to see the