I just finished watched Mama Mia! It was quite terrible if I am completely honest with myself. As I was watching it, the one thing I kept thinking about was how great Muriel’s Wedding was. Muriel’s Wedding was not a musical but very ably integrated the music of ABBA into its narrative.
Here is a favorite of mine, Mark Kermode’s, take on Mama Mia!:
And here is The New York Times’ A.O. Scott discussing the greatness which is Muriel’s Wedding:
If you have not seen Muriel’s Wedding I highly highly recommend it. Click on the image of Muriel (Toni Collette) and visit this cool fan page!