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Mamma Mia! (2008)

PG-13  |   |  Comedy, Musical, Romance  |  18 July 2008 (USA)
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The story of a bride-to-be trying to find her real father told using hit songs by the popular '70s group ABBA.



(screenplay), (musical book)
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Set on a colorful Greek island, the plot serves as a background for a wealth of ABBA songs. A young woman about to be married discovers that any one of three men could be her father. She invites all three to the wedding without telling her mother, Donna, who was once the lead singer of Donna and the Dynamos. In the meantime, Donna has invited her backup singers, Rosie and Tanya. Written by jojo.acapulco@gmail.com

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With every wedding come a few surprises. See more »

Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated PG-13 for some sex-related comments | See all certifications »

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Release Date:

18 July 2008 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

Mamma Mia! The Movie  »

Box Office


$52,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend:

£6,594,058 (UK) (11 July 2008)


£68,116,092 (UK) (21 November 2008)

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2.35 : 1
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Did You Know?


Meryl Streep went to Stockholm to do her vocal for the song "The Winner Takes it All". She finished it in one take. Benny Andersson, former ABBA member and co-composer of the songs, calls Streep "a miracle". See more »


In the "Lay All Your Love On Me" scene, Sophie advances towards Sky. Strands of her hair are still in front of her shoulders, but in the next shot all of her hair is pushed back behind her shoulders. See more »


Harry Bright: [introducing himself] I'm Bright. Harry Bright.
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Crazy Credits

After the final scene of the movie Meryl Streep, Christine Baranski and Julie Walters appear on a sound stage in matching 1970s glam-rock costumes and sing "Dancing Queen". When they finish Meryl 'asks' the audience if they want an encore. The three ladies are then joined by Pierce Brosnan, Colin Firth and Stellan Skarsgard who are similarly attired. Along with Amanda Seyfried and Dominic Cooper, they provide a rendition of "Waterloo" as the main credits roll. See more »


Referenced in The Potion Master's Corner: Brian Holden (2010) See more »


I Have A Dream
Written by Benny Andersson & Björn Ulvaeus
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Brilliant feel good laugh out loud film
24 June 2008 | by (United Kingdom) – See all my reviews

I saw this film at the screening on Sunday and was not too sure of what to expect from it. I hadn't seen the west end show so was not really aware of the story line but that really did not matter.

As soon as the first song started I was loving it! The actors may not be that great at singing but does it matter?! They are actors after all and this is not the west end! The actors play the parts really well and make fun of themselves at the same time. The story line is fun and has laughs for all ages. Julie Waters is her fantastic self in it and Meryl Streep plays the mother really well. The dance scenes are great and well put together. Loads of people in the cinema were singing and dancing in their seats so just enjoy it and have some laughs for a few hours.

If you take it for what it is, a fun laugh out loud film with good actors and fantastic songs, then you will enjoy this film so much.I suspect that this will be a summer box office hit! Enjoy it and have fun - you may need your tissues though as I'm pretty sure some of you will be crying with laughter at some of the scenes.

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