I went to see the musical in Toronto in May 2001, and I had the same feeling after seing it as I had after going to the cinema yesterday and seeing the movie:
- The story arch is crap.
- The acting is so so
- The singing is so so
But: the music is fantastic, and the feeling of the entire crowd in the theatre, and the sing-along, and the laughter... it was worth going to the movie just that.
So, if you go to see a movie for the acting, the story or even some of the singing.. then don't see this movie.
But if you want to go se a fun, funny, loveable and just great movie: go see this, and one thing is clear: both me and my mum are going to buy this DVD as soon as it arrives!!!
By the way: Pierce Brosnan had an OK voice, Meryl Streep had a greater voice than I'd have thought...
...but.. Amanda Seyfield took "the cake" she was fenomenal in her vocals!!!