Jul 18, 2008

"How can I resist you?"

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.


Miss Janey said...

MIss J LOVED The HIstory Boys. And he was super-hot.

sam said...

i bought 'the history boys' last weekend but haven't watched it yet. yay for your good review!

TJB said...

I had no idea Dominic was so chiseled! Leave it to you, Peenee and ABBA to make me so much more culturally aware.

Anonymous said...

Gee whizz he is cute.

Guess I have no choice but to go see the film now (if they decide to release it here).

PS: I didn't like ABBA too, until a friend of mine started playing their stuff every saturday while he was getting ready for about 2 hours, evolve or die. Same thing for Cher.

ayem8y said...

I hated ABBA as a kid also. I think it was Priscilla Queen of the Desert that made me sort of appreciate them. I'm secretly looking forward to seeing the movie too. Maybe not until it comes out for rental though.