Saturday, 19 July 2008

Laughter is the best medicine

Clichés normally get a bad rep, but in fact most of the time they're very true. One of my favourites is that 'laughter is the best medicine' and yesterday it was proved correct (in my eyes anyway) when I went with a bunch of friends to see Mamma Mia! It took a lot of persuading, because most of them are either highbrow Guardian readers or restrict their cinematic experiences to Kids AM due to skintness.

However I was determined and in the end most of them agreed 'because it's your birthday'. And we all (well, almost all) loved it, I laughed more than I've ever laughed in a cinema before (more than Dodgeball!) and I've been singing the tunes in my head all morning. As we were leaving the cinema, one of my lovely friends thanked me for making her go, such was the movie's geenral fabulousness. I'm planning on going again tomorrow.

Anyway, in order to persuade every single person who reads this that it is simply imperative that they go and watch Mammia Mia! The Movie as soon as is physically possible, here is this clip of the 'Lay all your love on me' (terrible quality but side-splittingly hilarious).

'Scuse my lack of eloquency this morning, I blame Mamma Mia, which despite all its wonderfulness is not an eloquent movie.


  1. Oh I can't wait to see this, I LOVE Abba! And the cast line-up is genius.

  2. I'll definitely be seeing this one. It sounds like you had fun!

  3. Dear, I cannot wait to watch Mamma Mia! I have watched the musical. It has so much fun! I love it xxx

  4. I like to think that a good balance of films is essential (example: Jean de Florette followed by Clueless)