We needed to get away from all the chatter and bloviating about Trump and Putin and all the other stuff relating to politics. We found a way to get a two hour break--going to see Mama Mia II, Here We Go Again. It worked and this morning we still have songs from the show bouncing around our heads and out our mouths. It's a good story with the movie shot on a small island where we stayed on a family vacation.
The music is from the Swedish group Abba. I found my body responding to the rhythm of the music while sitting in the theater seats. And the actors had smiles that were wide and infectious. But, of most interest to our family was where the movie was filmed, the Island of Vis in the Adriatic Sea between Croatia and Italy.
It's one of the most beautiful places I've ever been to with a history that goes back to Biblical days. While there, we rented a place for nine people. What we got through Airbnb.com was perfect. The movie describes the location as being a small Greek island. It is actually Croatian.
The actors were great with Meryl Streep, Lily James. Amanda Seyfried, Pierce Brosnan, Cher and many others.
Tonight, I bet we will be watching the original Mama Mia through live stream. I don't want to let go of the music or the smiles.