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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.

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Nominated for 2 Golden Globes. Another 13 wins & 21 nominations. See more awards »

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Storyline

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

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Mamma Mia! The Movie  »

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Budget:

$52,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend:

£6,594,058 (UK) (11 July 2008)

Gross:

£68,116,092 (UK) (21 November 2008)
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Trivia

Rita Wilson:  executive producer is dressed as a Greek goddess during the closing credits sequence. See more »

Goofs

During "Chiquitita", the amount of liquid in Tanya's glass changes between shots. See more »

Quotes

Rosie: [regarding Sam, Bill and Harry] Now, listen, listen, what we're gonna do is... we'll get them plastered tonight, and then tomorrow, Tanya and I will take them fishing.
Tanya: Fishing? Oh, please!
Rosie: What do you suggest we do with three men?
Tanya: Well, then, now, THAT takes me back.
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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 »

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Soundtracks

Honey, Honey
Written by Benny Andersson & Björn Ulvaeus
Performed by Amanda Seyfried, Ashley Lilley & Rachel McDowall
Courtesy of Universal Music
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Absolutely Horrible
11 August 2008 | by (New York City) – See all my reviews

When Dante, Faust, Nietzsche and Kafka wrote about the solitude and despair of human existence, this is what they were actually writing about. Sitting there watching this movie made me feel alone in the world with no hope of rescue but for the inevitable end of this shrill musical.

Do you remember when you saw a scary movie for the first time at a very early age and kept telling yourself that it was going to be over soon? Or when you looked into the closet at night and had to turn away because your mind couldn't take it? This is how I felt waiting for this movie to be over. It was simply the bottom of the barrel.

I am not crazy about musicals to begin with and went to see it with two of my family members whom I knew would enjoy it on some level. I don't regret going because sometimes it's OK to see a movie with and for a friend. If you like musicals Im sure it wont traumatize you as it did me and anyway I suppose there's also nothing wrong with people singing and wanting to enjoy themselves...I just don't want to ever be a part of it if it's going to look and sound like this.


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