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Mamma Mia! (2008)

PG-13 | | Comedy, Family, Musical | 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)
1,134 ( 150)
Nominated for 2 Golden Globes. Another 15 wins & 24 nominations. See more awards »



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Cast overview, first billed only:
Nancy Baldwin ...
Sam's PA
Heather Emmanuel ...
Harry's Housekeeper
Colin Davis ...
Harry's Driver
Ashley Lilley ...
Ricardo Montez ...
Mia Soteriou ...
Enzo Squillino Jr. ...


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

Plot Summary | Plot Synopsis


Everybody Is Coming To Sophie's Wedding. 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)


$143,704,210 (USA) (31 October 2008)

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Technical Specs


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Aspect Ratio:

2.35 : 1
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Did You Know?


All the cast performed their own singing. See more »


As "Lay your Love on Me" transforms into Sophie's bachelorette party, cast members hold Sophie up and she drinks from a bottle, then throws it. After she throws it, they lay her on her back and her hair falls off her shoulders. In the following close-up shot, her hair falls off her shoulders again. See more »


Donna: You sound like you're having fun already.
Lisa: Oh, we are.
Donna: [nostalgically] I used to have fun.
Ali: Oh, we *know*!
[Donna looks puzzled]
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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 »


Written by Benny Andersson, Björn Ulvaeus & Stig Anderson
Performed by Pierce Brosnan & Meryl Streep
Courtesy of Universal Music
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User Reviews

Mamma Mia....
20 July 2008 | by (Japan) – See all my reviews

After sitting through this film, I have decided that it is one of the WORST movies I have ever seen. I knew it the moment I was subjected to three teenage girls screaming and overacting when they (OMG!) meet again, and then watching the same thing, only done by women old enough to be my mom. And that was only the first few minutes. Yeesh. So here are my comments...

1. Middle aged women + ridiculous dance moves complete with hip thrusts and over the top costumes = not a good idea.

2. Pierce Brosnan could not sing his way out of a paper bag. Nor could practically anyone else in this pile of excrement, for that matter.

3. The songs were so random. It was obvious to me that they were thrown, willy nilly, into the incredibly contrived and STUPID plot.

4. My three year old nephew could have written a better script.

I was either cringing or laughing derisively during the movie. And I normally really like movie musicals. Of course they are bound to be a bit corny...but this was ridiculous. What a waste of talent. I mean, you have great actors and actresses in this movie...I am embarrassed for them that this is now a part of their career. I regret wasting my money and time on this piece of crap.

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