Mr. Peenee reminds me with his own post, that secretly, I'm not much of a fan of Abba, (please try not to hate me for my heresy).
When I was young, I actually hated them. They grated my last nerve. In the intervening years, however, I've grown to appreciate them more and more. I'm still not quite a fan, more of an amused bystander. I've already read a few reviews of "Mamma Mia", and they've been very bad. Apparently hearing Pierce Brosnan sing "SOS" is akin to a session of waterboarding...or something like that.
Aaaaaaanyway, all that said, I will surely see this movie. I mean:
Meryl Streep! Cute older men! Cute younger man! Mother issues!
Why wouldn't I?
Anyway, in the trailer I keep seeing the young love interest, and I keep trying to remember from where I've seen him. I know I have somewhere.
I see his name is Dominic Cooper. That rings a bell.
It's finally dawned on me, that he was in "The History Boys",which I'd seen a few years ago and really liked. I recommend this movie, though I've heard the play is better. It's chatty and provocative and leaves you with a lot of intriguing questions about homosexuality, friendship, love, and education.
The exact same questions that "Mamma Mia" will leave me with, I'm sure.