November 29, 2009

Τhrilled By!


Mama Mia movie (2008). Director: Rebecca Murray. 

I absolutely adore Meryl Steep and love all of her movies. Mama Mia  is a superb musical, light-hearted, quite enjoyable movie, directed by Phyllida Lloyd.
Have you seen the it? Did you liked it?
This film is just sheer fun and as I love all of the songs by Abba, Mama Mia song has definitely become my daily music dose lately.
The other day I saw an excellent movie, Julie & Julia, with Meryl Streep, Amy Adams and Stanley Tucci. This is  a comedy-drama film written and directed by Nora Ephron. The film is based on two true stories.
Meryl Streep's performance as Julia Child is absolutely astonishing! I really loved that funny, brilliant, smart, spicy, passionate character. Meryl Streep at her best! Food, recipes, butter, and a lot of cooking skills.
This movie is also about...yeah, blogging, and perspicaciously proves dreams do come true, but alas, our excessive devotion to it might lead to uncontrolled situations. I unreservedly love the moral of this movie.

Read on here and here . This is insanely delightful! I'm sure you'll enjoy this movie as much as I did.

My sweets, have a wonderful week! xx                                   

68 comments:

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Corrie Howe said...

So are you looking forward to the new movie with her and Alex Baldwin too?

Misalyn said...

Hmmmm sounds like Mama Mia is worth watching for.

I like Meryl Streep and I love the Abba songs too.

Have a nice day.

MaryRC said...

http://www.imdb.com/video/imdb/vi3275489817/

It's complicated looks like great fun, I'm a Nancy Meyer fan, something's gotta give was a great flick.

M said...

I LOVED Mamma Mia!!! I sung along, laughed, cried, and watched it over and over again!!!

I Love Meryl, and cant wait to see Julie nad Julia!

Vodka Logic said...

I will admit I am not a huge Meryl Streep fan but she has been in a few great movies.

I do think the new movie with Alec Baldwin looks good and I would like to see Julie and Julia.. thanks for the recommendation

Melinda said...

I've got to see Julie & Julia ... I've heard such good things about that movie. I hardly ever make it to the theatre, but looks like a great girls night rental!

Pat said...

I love Meryl Streep, too! I loved Mama Mia, I loved HER in it. She is a great actress!

I had read the book Julie and Julia when it first came out a few years ago and was anxious to see the movie. I thought they did a great job by combining the two stories. Of course, Meryl did a WONDERFUL job portraying Julia Child, and Amy Adams was so cute, too. I really enjoyed the blogging part of the movie. How happy are we when we receive comments, right? LOL!

The movie comes out on DVD December 8th. It's on my Christmas list!

Secretia said...

Meryl Streep in anything is good.
The one whitewater rafting was my favorite ever. I love Abba songs.

Secretia

shri ramesh sadasivam said...

Haven't watched it yet. It may take some time.

Alice said...

Not gaga Meryll, but loved her in The Devil Wears Prada. I did enjoy her in Mama Mia, too. But did not enjoy Pierce Brosnan's singing. Perhaps because I had the stage guy in my head. But I did happen to go to the theater when it played the sing-a-long version and I managed to chime in! Will have to check out Julie and Julia. I thought it looked great.

kys said...

I haven't seen either one of those but they are on my Netflix list. If I can get my kids to stop putting every Scooby Doo movie first, maybe I will get to see them before New Years.

Queenmothermamaw said...

I have Julia and Julie on my wish list too. Loved Mama Mia and just love ABBA. Meryl has given us mature lady's a lot to live up to.
QMM

Michael Rivers said...

I loved "Mamma Mia." Such a fun soundtrack.

Yael said...

I've seen Mama Mia numerous times- once in the theater and then every time it comes on the movie channel here! I never get tired of it. Julie and Julia is on my list to buy for at home DVD's!

Cheri Pryor said...

I loved Julie and Julia....Mama Mia? Hmmm...not so much. I think the horrible singing by Pierce Brosnan did me in. lol!

I *heart* Meryl. Out of Africa remains my all time favorite movie of hers!

A Cuban In London said...

They say that she actually did the split! Can you believe it? Just for that you have to tip your hat to that lady.

Greetings from London.

matriga said...

Καλημέρα Βetty.
Καλώς σε βρήκα. Πολύ ενδιαφέρον το blog σου. Την ταινία Julie and Julia την είδα και μου άρεσε. Η Μέρυλ Στριπ όπως πάντα ήταν καταπληκτική!

Χάρηκα για τη γνωριμία.
Σου εύχομαι μια υπέροχη εβδομάδα :))

Lorenza said...

I also enjoyed both movies but Julyand Julia more. I loved the rhythm of the story, the cooking topic, the writing topic. I have studied in Paris as well so I feel I belong to that city. But I must confess that when I went back home, after the movie, I was a little depressed too...

Maria B. said...

είναι υπέροχες !! και οι ταινίες της και η Μέριλ. Είδα προσφατα το Julia & Julie και ήταν πολύ καλό.

φιλια πολλά

Kate said...

I love Mamma Mia too - it is my comfort food film

Kate xxx

Betty Manousos:cutand-dry.blogspot.com said...

Corrie, Yes, I am looking forward to the new movie with Alec Baldwin!

VLogic, I bet you will enjoy it.

Melinda, the blogging part of the movie is fantastic!

Pat, It's so fun receiving comments. I agree with you.

Shi ramesh, Pleased to see you!Thanks.

Kys, I am sure you'll enjoy the movie.

Alice, Nice to see you!. How are you doing? Well, I didn't enjoy Pierce Brosnan's singing either.
I loved Devil wears Prada, too.

QMM, Nice to see you!.Thanks for passing by.

Michael Rivers, love the soundtrack
too. Pleased to see you!

Yael, you're going to love the film.

Cheri, Out of Africa was splendid.
Thanks for mentioning.

Cuban, How are you doing? Well said. Thank you so much.

Lorenza, you may blame the uncontrlled blogging devotion i think. You are very welcome here!

Note, Julie&julia comes out on DVD December 8th. Thanks Pat for the info.
xoxoxo

yonca said...

Oh, i saw Julie & Julia 2 days ago. Love it! I agree it is a great movie. I don't remember any Merryl Streep movie I didn't like :)

Mommakin said...

I loved Mamma Mia and haven't seen Julie and Julia yet but it's on my list!

♥♥ tuğçe♥♥ said...

it sounds worth to watch
loves and hugs

Kelly said...

Love Mama Mia! I watched it with reservation and lack of other things to watch. Boy I'm glad I did! Its so great and catchy! This post makes me want to watch it again! hehe

blueviolet said...

Is Julie and Julia out on dvd yet? I want to get it!

The Peach Tart said...

I love Meryl too and can't wait to see the Julie Julia movie.

....Petty Witter said...

I couldn't agree more. Mama Mia is an amazing film. I never knew quite what people meant by a 'feel good' film until I saw this. The first time I'd been in a full picture-house for a long, long time - everyone was singing along.

Deb Thaxton said...

-->I like Meryl too but didn't think I would like either Mamma Mia or the Julia Child movies. hmmm...

www.websavymom.com

Lynette said...

Meryl Streep is my most favorite actress. She is so REAL...I can't tell you how many times I have watched Mama Mia.

Nevine said...

I love Meryl Streep, loved "Mamma Mia" and loved "Julie and Julia". How could you not? And here's to geekdom: I love Abba, too! Now I've said it, and I feel good. Have a great week, Betty!

Nevine

athina said...

I liked very much the movies "Mamma mia" and "the devil wears Prada" that Meril Strip was the main actor.I believe that Meril Strip is very talented!

Betty Manousos:cutand-dry.blogspot.com said...

Blue Violet, Julie & Julia comes out on DVD ,December 8th!
xo

Sara E said...

oh I really want to see both of those movies... I have Mamma Mia DVR'd .. I just need to watch it

are you looking forward to the one with Meryl and Alec Baldwin? that looks good.. I just don't know the name of it

Rae said...

I loved Mama Mia. I listen to the soundtrack all the time. Meryl Streep is an awesome actress.

Susie said...

I LOVE Meryl! Although I don't think she was the best fit for Mama Mia, I thought she really captured Julia!!

The Blonde Duck said...

I totally agree. Mama Mia and Julie/ Julia made me love Meryl.

Homemaker Man said...

Hello. I've yet to see either of those movies. I will see J&j eventually, as I love both Julia Child and Meryl Streep.

Traci said...

Julie and Julia is the reason I started blogging. I had thought about it for a while but I always told myself I couldn't. After I saw the movie, I thought "what the heck" and I started writing. It's a great movie.

I, too, love the Streep. She can do no wrong in my world whether singing ABBA or flying over Africa with Robert Redford. As an actress, she was my chief inspiration (Emma Thompson is a close second!)

Sassy Chica said...

I too love Maryl Streep, I think she is an amazing actress who plays each part to the fullest!

Smooches,
Sassy Chica

loved her in Julie&Julia

Martinis or Diaper Genies? said...

everyone tells me to see julie and julia!

Oh and thanks for the birthday wishes!

ruma2008 said...

Thank you for enjoying kanjis.
ruma

flying eagle woman said...

Meryl Streep is one of MY favs too...I noticed 'Secretia' said she loved her in the rafting movie "The River Wild" and that was filmed between Troy and Libby, MT not far from where I lived in Idaho on the Kootenai River well it was also filmed on the Flathead and Rogue Rivers (Medford, OR). Anyway...Meryl in ANYTHING is good:-)

Conquer The Monkey said...

OH HOW I AM DYING TO SEE JULIE JULIA!!!!!!
Meryl is the bomb.

Conquer The Monkey said...

OH HOW I AM DYING TO SEE JULIE JULIA!!!!!!
Meryl is the bomb.

Steven Anthony said...

I love mama mia...meryl just rocks, and throw in abba music, well im in heaven....and julie and julia was the movie that inspired me to start blogging;)

as always betty I enjoy your blog

Deborah said...

I love Meryl Steep also. Those two movies were awesome!

Farila said...

I have to watch Mama Mia after reading this blog.. My list of to dos is ever growing after I joined you ...LOL

Unknown Mami said...

What is there not to love about Meryl? She is perfection at every stage.

The Artist Within Us said...

I have yet to purchase the DVD of Julia Child, as I have a small collection of films dealing with food, but I concur with you about Meryl Streep, whom I also greatly admire.

I did not see the musical, as I for one do not find this type of film or entertainment my kind of cup of tea.

However give me an eighteenth century drama, I am glued to the screen!

The name escapes me, sorry , but the British female writer of Pride and Prejudice, those films I love.

Wishing you all the best,
Egmont

cupcakes.gr said...

I agree that Meryl is an amazing actress. I LOVED J&J because it is about Blogging and Food!

If you look up old Julia child videos on you tube you can see what an amazing job Meryl did of portraying her!

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hey Betty..thanks for coming by my blogs.. my active one is www.reanaclaire.com

like u, i love this mama mia very much..in fact i watched it 2 times and i hv the songs too.. this show was really entertaining! from starting to ending, i feel so absorbed in the show that i started to sing with them as well.. hahaa...

bonequinhoda bic said...

Merryl streep is one of the best If not the best actress from U.S.A
SHE´S SO TALENTED IT´S SCARY.

flying eagle woman said...

OHHH THANK YOU SO MUCH FOR MY AWARD! I totally misunderstood and grabbed the wrong one:-) DUHHHH

You totally made my day by the way, it was a hellatious week last week!
Cheers!
Shawna

staceyjwarner said...

I love Mama Mia, a true favorite. Gooma and I watch it all the time.

I have yet to see Julie & Julia but can't wait.

much love

Respectfully Yours said...

I am totally looking forward to the new movie too. Just dropped by, really enjoyed your page. Please drop by and visit me sometime.

White Dove said...

Love Meryl Streep....loved Julia & Julie (or is that Julie & Julia)....sent to amazon for her cookbook for both daughters because they just loved that film too. See....we're the same the world over....and bloggers too!

Concord Carpenter said...

A woman wearing a tool belt ~ NOW that's sexy!

The Trendy Fashionista said...

Hey!
I love this movie, it's great! sorry for the late reply
I'm following you :)
-The Trendy Fashionista
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Just Playin' said...

I love, love, love, love, love,love, love, love, love, love, Mama Mia!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! Again and again!

Erin said...

I loved Meryl Streep and Amy Adams in that movie. Did you read the book, too? I also just bought "My Life In France," and can't wait to get started!

Betty Manousos:cutand-dry.blogspot.com said...

Erin, I haven't read the book. I think i should.
I've been told that there are old Julia Child videos on You Tube and they are great, if you'd like to see. Sooo nice to meet you.
xoxo

Live.Love.Eat said...

I have to see both movies still. I know, I am behind. We actually watch movies every weekend but these are more for me than hubs so...

Kristin said...

I can't believe I haven't seen that flick. My Mom saw it and loved it. As a blogger, I gotta see it too!

cupcakes.gr said...

Here is a good one!

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=TVdI85jb8xg&feature=related

Jennie said...

I haven't seen Julia & Julia yet, but I'm dying to see it!
Great post!

elena m said...

Must be a great movie Betty according to what you wrote.
Unfortunately I haven't seen it yet. Will be my first priority.