I. MAKE. SENSE.
I. MAKE. SENSE.
One of the most ‘real’ movies I have watched in a long time. The emotions were running very high, and very raw. Everybody was totally committed to their roles. You believed in their roles, not in their acting…
Brought me to tears twice. The emotions in the movie were just so raw, so deep, so touching.
The way Eponine loved Marius is the epitome of unrequited love! The moment were she took a bullet to the gut just to save the man she knows will never love her. She spent one of the last moments of her life giving Marius a letter from another woman.
Not enough words on this post can convey the drama that went on in the movie. Buy a ticket and watch it! You will not regret it! (unless you’re some one who does not appreciate musicals and drama…)
Just watched the world famous play on the local stage performed by local actors (ICEA). It wasn’t perfect, but alot of scenes simple had a breath-taking quality to them. All the singers were singing live (unlike so many famous
artistas here in the Philippines) as was their accompaniment. Sometimes there was a problem with the mics here and there, but when those singers belted out those Abba songs, the whole auditorium just listened in awe-struck silence. Their voices blended so beautifully, and then band let them sing accapela at the most perfect of times.
Maybe my mind has been too spoiled with Hollywood versions of almost every musical there is, that a first I wasn’t enjoying the show as much as I should have. I kept noticing how some of their costumes weren’t right for their parts (each character was in charge of their own attires), or how they kept adjusting their microphones. I guess I was half expecting a Meryll Streep type of actress to be waltzing around the stage. But soon enough, their wonderful perfomances evaded my senses and I stopped thinking about how the people in the play looked nothing like the people in the world renowned movie.
I was especially entranced by the actress who played Donna, Sophie’s mom. Not only did she have a wonderful voice, she was so elegant and poised at the end, but she carried of wearing a jumpsuit as well. She also had a body to kill for, but that wasn’t the best part. Let’s just say, me and my friends were more than a little shocked to find out that she was also in fact a lawyer! It just goes to show that you can never judge a book by its cover. Who was to know that the hip Donna in Mamma Mia, was a attorney in real life. I wonder what other interesting back stories the rest of the crew had.
That’s all for now.
Special props to Karen Simon, my friend’s older sister who played the part of Sophie beautifully. You truly has a spectacular performance and I do wish you all the best on your budding singing career.