I was having a pretty crappy Friday so my best friend and I went to the movies together. It was a perfect way to cheer me up — I found myself grinning through the movie (Mamma Mia! if you hadn’t already guessed). I really recommend it! It’s fabulous; I’d love to see the stage performance.

I have a soft spot in my heart for musicals; I was raised on The Sound of Music and The Fiddler on the Roof (double tape VHS movies kept us kids quiet). Nowadays I keep Phantom of the Opera and The Nightmare Before Christmas close to my heart.

All the cast choices were great. Stellan Skarsgård (aka Bootstrap Bill from Pirates); Colin Firth (aka Mark Darcy from Bridget Jones); Julie Walters (aka Molly Weasley from Harry Potter); Christine Baranski (aka Mary May Whovier from How the Grinch Stole Christmas); and Pierce Brosnan (of James Bond fame). This is the first movie I’ve seen with Pierce Brosnan where I haven’t completely disliked him (he’s usually a chauvinistic pig, I didn’t like him as Bond).

The actress (pictured here) who plays Meryl Streep’s daughter is really great, and they look so much alike! It’s hard to believe it’s the same actress (Amanda Seyfried) that played the stupid popular girl in Mean Girls.

I adore Meryl Streep and I couldn’t keep my eyes off of her — she is absolutely amazing in this movie. She was absolutely glowing — and so gorgeous too. Can I age like her please?

A friend once told me I looked like a young Meryl Streep (left). What do you think?: