I realize that previewing movies is subjective, but after reading Charlie Myers’ inane review of Mamma Mia! I had to respond (“Filmland,” July 24). Myers says the “musical’s lame story” is adapted from the very popular British West End stage production. I had the pleasure of seeing it last year on Broadway where it is also very popular. Since the movie is a faithful reproduction of the stage storyline, there appears to be a large number of people (and reviewers) in several countries who do not find it a “lame story.”
If ABBA is not his cup of tea so be it. I would remind Myers that they were one of the most popular bands and entertainers of their era, and retain tremendous popularity when they perform today.
A musical about an unwed mother who raises her daughter on a Greek island, and whose grown daughter then seeks to find her father, set to the music of ABBA. Now that’s entertainment!
— Terry Patterson, Fortuna