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Mamma Mia! Manly?

Great tv spots for the DVD of Mamma Mia! during football yesterday.
“You know she wants it! Be man enough to buy her a musical!”
Love that.
(And on a less manly tack, did anyone notice Oprah failing to do much promotion of Ben Button while milking Mr Pitt in a Ben Button episode, taped November 5? Odd. Did she like the film? I hate to be doggin’ Da Button, but when Oprah can’t get in her normal frenzy for your Oscar movie… well… “It’s like nothing you’ve seen before” is not “I love this movie.” Just noticing.)

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8 Responses to “Mamma Mia! Manly?”

  1. Oh please. Mamma Mia is such pure crap, and I really hate musicals.

  2. leepe says:

    Mr. Movie Critic, I worked with musicals, I know musicals. Good movie musicals are a friend of mine. Mr. Movie Critic, Mamma Mia! Is not a good movie or a musical.
    Yes, it is crap.

  3. Bennett says:

    Yes Mamma Mia is crap….colorful, high energy crap, but it’s success is not surprise to me…But as a fan of musicals in general, I am happy for it’s success hoping that it will bring such excellent shows like Wicked, Spring Awakening, or In The Heights to the big screen.
    Also, is the “Be a man” commercial being run everywhere…I only saw the ad on NBC/Universal’s Sunday Night Football for this Universal picture….Granted I am a DVRer and do not watch many ads anymore..

  4. Indeed, I couldn’t be happier for the success of Mamma Mia if it means the musical gets yet another gust beneath it’s wings.
    Deaf, I suspect if you didn’t like musicals beforehand then Mamma Mia was most definitely not the movie for you to see.

  5. brack says:

    Maybe Oprah is pulling for best bud Will Smith’s movie. *shrugs*

  6. Chucky in Jersey says:

    @Bennett: These ads are also running during NFL games on CBS and Fox.

  7. movieman says:

    Bennett- The B’way tuner I’m dying to see transferred to the big screen is “Jersey Boys.”
    Just hope they don’t screw it up by letting Des McAnuff–or, God help us, Chris Columbus–direct.
    “JB” is like the jukebox musical Martin Scorsese never directed (but maybe should have).

  8. well, I guess some musicals are okay– I prefer dark, campy musicals (such as Rocky Horror Picture Show, Hedwig and the Angry Inch). I do like Moulin Rouge! as an original musical film.
    It’s just that I don’t like most mainstream musicals– full of pure crap. I studied theatre in college (oh dear) and I always detested having to work in musicals.

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