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Mamma Mia! (2008)

 -  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.

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Harry's Housekeeper
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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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Box Office

Budget:

$52,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend:

$27,751,240 (USA) (18 July 2008)

Gross:

£68,116,092 (UK) (21 November 2008)
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Benny Andersson:  playing piano during the 'Dancing Queen' sequence See more »

Goofs

During the dancing scene on the beach, a decanter and ice bucket are on the bar. When the camera angle changes, the items move. See more »

Quotes

Sam Carmichael: Hold on! You're saying I might be Sophie's father, but she might be Bill's or Harry's?
Donna: Yes, and don't get self-righteous with me...
Sophie: Yeah, if you hadn't left my mother to go off and get married!
Sam Carmichael: I had to go. I was engaged. But I couldn't do it and I came right back!
Donna: Wha... why... What... Why didn't you call me?
Sam Carmichael: Because I was stupid enough to think you would be waiting for me. But when I got there they told me you were off with some other guy.
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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 »

Connections

Referenced in Kickin' It: Mama Mima (2013) See more »

Soundtracks

SOS
Written by Benny Andersson, Björn Ulvaeus & Stig Anderson
Performed by Pierce Brosnan & Meryl Streep
Courtesy of Universal Music
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Take a Chance... It's Surprisingly Brilliant!
8 July 2008 | by (england) – See all my reviews

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Take a Chance... It's Surprisingly Brilliant!

While the majority of the film is brilliantly silly, Meryl Streep gives us an emotional show stopping performance of 'The Winner Takes It All. Who wouldn't pay to see James Bond singing 'SOS'? Pierce Brosnan was humorously over-emoting everything but it worked perfectly within the context of the film.

Donna and Sophie (Mother and Daughter) are perfectly cast with an uncanny similarity in both looks and personality. Julie Walters almost steals the whole show, sorry I mean film, with her performance of 'Take a Chance on Me'.

It does take you about 20 minutes to settle down from the excitement of this outstanding cast singing their hearts out. I'm not the biggest 'movical' fan but if go in with an open mind and a bunch of people and you'll leave uplifted and pleasantly surprised.


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