By Jonathan Decker (Family therapist, film critic)
Did you know Meryl Streep can do a toe-touch? Seriously! And that Pierce Brosnan has a raspy yet macho singing voice? Kind of like a deeper Bryan Adams. Basically, if you like ABBA, if you like fun fluffy musicals, if you dig that type of energy, this is a blast. If not, move along. Colin Firth adds charm, Amanda Seyfried’s got some pipes, the Greek scenery is gorgeous, and there’s a lot of girl-power going on. Not a lot of substance, but that’s not what it’s going for. It just wants to give you a good time, and it succeeds. ***1/2 (out of five). Rated PG-13 for innuendo.
If you’re looking for another fun-filled female-led musical after Mamma Mia! try Thoroughly Modern Millie with Julie Andrews and Mary Tyler Moore.