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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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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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The only missing from Sophie's wedding is the father of the bride...whichever one he is. See more »


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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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Trivia

An inner joke when Sophie meets her "fathers", instead of Pierce Brosnan is Colin Firth who says the catchphrase of James Bond: "I'm Bright, Harry Bright". See more »

Goofs

When Tanya and Rosie are running out of the bathroom at the end of "Chiquitita", Donna makes a noise that sounds like she is spitting out the drink Tanya gave her, but she doesn't spit anything out. See more »

Quotes

Sophie: [Bill has just realized that he might be her father] You know what happens next?
Bill: Don't tell me you have a twin sister.
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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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Referenced in Who Wants to Be a Millionaire: Episode #7.44 (2008) See more »

Soundtracks

Lay All Your Love On Me
Written by Benny Andersson & Björn Ulvaeus
Performed by Dominic Cooper & Amanda Seyfried
Courtesy of Universal Music
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Wonderful
19 June 2008 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

I didn't know what to expect when going into watch "Mamma Mia", was this gonna be another Hairspray or Across the Universe or Rent? This was a lighthearted, quite enjoyable movie of its own style, Meryl Strep blew the entire audience away with her comedic persona in this movie. After seeing her in Devil Wears Prada, you are shaken momentarily after seeing her climb on top a roof singing "Mamma Mia!" and swoon and the dance teenage giddy girl dance. You'll love this movie for trio of older woman characters, they were all so funny. Mr. James Bond's character and singing was such a hilarious delight for the audience, we couldn't believe this was the man who played a top secret spy agent.

With just the right amount of eccentricity, heart, and *get out of those movie chairs and DANCE IN THE AISLE* ABBA music, you'll never want this adventure to end.


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