Friday, July 25, 2008

Mamma Mia!


I went to see Mamma Mia! tonight with one of my girlfriends and my gay boyfriend. The movie was fun (with the exception of Pierce's singing!), but it made me sad and lonely. So much of it was about undying love, and it made me want to gag. My friends, I do believe I've lost hope. And that is the saddest part of it all. :(

8 comments:

FG said...

You should not loose hope. I read somewhere lately about how movies and mass media create a false perception of what love is and that puts an extra pressure on those who are not in relationships. Don't judge yourself based on Mamma Mia or any other sappy movie like that. You sound well educated and a very intelligent person based on your blog. I am sure you have a lot to offer to people around you. I would advice you to give everyone a chance in the dating world ir-respective of color or religion.

SaneAndSingle said...

Thanks for all your compliments, fg. I don't usually base my perception of myself on media and movies. The movie just made me think of the romantic dreams I once had when I was younger. Those dreams are now gone, and it made me a little sad.

BTW...I am already an equal opportunity dater. If the attraction crosses race and religion lines, I have no problem with that at all. Been there and done that...and will probably do it again!

lisa q. said...

Cinderella was a liar. Period. And though we grow up and learn that, it still makes us nostalgic for those days when life was simpler and we expect Prince Charming to appear on the horizon on his white steed. More likely it'll be King Toad toolin' up the street on a motor scooter. Life is still good though and the dreams we have now are based on what we've learned. It doesn't make them any less wonderful...just different.

Ecrivain said...

Man, I actually went to go see this by myself...and wound up crying like a royal sap -- the part where Meryl Streep is singing to the daughter. I don't even friggin' have a kid and I'm thinking ahead, going, "Man, when my daughter gets married, I'm gonna be bawling."

Yeah. I'm weird.

Mrs. Westmoreland said...

Mamma Mia, Cinderella, Dirty Dancing...I've always been a sucker for a great fairytale, love story. I honestly know how you feel and I've been there more than once. I remember a time where I wouldn't go to a wedding, baby shower or kids birthday and if by chance I did go, I'd leave crying, thinking, "I'll never have that." I'd watch all the lovey dovey barf barf movies and think, "I want a man who'll love me like that." I've had my share of bad dates, men I've traveled miles and miles to meet, computer dating, set-ups, etc. But I honestly believe it happens just as everyone says it will...when you least expect it! I thought that was hogwash, until it happened to me. I've been blessed to have married someone I consider my best friend. (This is where you're saying, "well gooood for youuu bizzotch) But it's true. And it's still hard work. We have are arguments and pet peeves, difference is, he's willing to work with me, not agaisn't me. I assure you there is someone out there for you. Someone who you won't be afraid to love, someone who won't be afraid to love you, someone who won't hurt you, who will take you as you are...a beautiful, smart, funny, caring and independent woman. He will not only allow you to be YOU but love everything about you! He'll adore your smile, sense of style, your cats...even your love of the "F" word! Don't lose hope. Don't be sad. Whether he's a prince on a white horse, a toad on a scooter or a teddybear in a dodge ram pickup, he's out there...I promise! Love ya girl!

NotCarrie said...

I don't think I can see this movie. We had to play the soundtrack at work and it was a painful experience.

Especially if it's going to make me wistful!

movie buff said...

I was coerced into seeing Mamma Mia (the play), which ended up being great... as for the movie version, sounds fun, though it's awkward to think of ol' Pierce trying to sing, yeeesh

Brenda said...

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