The brain trust behind
adopts a trash-camp-meets-chick lit approach for this defiantly daft karaoke musical, which deploys ‘80s pop standards,
-style, in its beachside tale of sisters (Hannah ‘Gemma’s sis’ Arterton and Annabel Scholey) not so much doing it for themselves as squabbling over the same Italian hunk.
There’s ample exuberance from the small-time cast (bar a wooden Leona Lewis), the song-and-dance numbers are no less amateurish than Mamma Mia! ’ s and there’s even a horrified fascination in watching the film crowbar lyrics by Roxette, Wham! and Cher into its characters’ romantic toils. Hard to hate anything this self-consciously silly.