As someone who is a total non-lover of musicals, I was a bit sceptical about this movie, even though I'm a dyed in the wool Abba fan from way back and not ashamed to admit it. (Although my Dancing Queen rendition leaves a bit to be desired these days, I still join in very lustily, if a touch desperately on "Gimme Gimme Gimme (a man after midnight)".
However having seen MM the movie last weekend, I have to say that if you feel like a couple of hours of completely over the top, unrestrained joie de vivre, do go. The plot plays at best a cameo role and what there is of it, is entirely predictable. However, the visuals, the cast, the setting and the music are all totally brilliant. The cast must have had a ball making this and it shows! The rendition of "Super Trouper" by the incredibly sprightly Meryl Streep, delightful Christine Baranski and insanely funny Julie Walters - in their finest seventies glitzy flares and ginormous platform boots has to be seen to be believed!