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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)
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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


Sophie has just one wish, to meet her father......whichever one he is. 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?


Set a new mark for the biggest weekend premiere ever for a movie musical with $27.6 mil. Former record holder was Hairspray (2007). See more »


Sophie has flowers in her hair when she gets ready for the wedding. The flowers disappear and reappear, in varying amounts, between shots. See more »


Donna: Ohh, look at my baby, her whole life ahead of her!
Sophie: Oh *please*, I'm getting married, I'm not joining a convent!
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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 EastEnders: Episode dated 6 April 2015 (2015) See more »


Take A Chance On Me
Written by Benny Andersson & Björn Ulvaeus
Performed by Julie Walters ,Stellan Skarsgård & Colin Firth
Courtesy of Universal Music
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User Reviews

James Bond needs singing lessons!
10 July 2008 | by (Australia) – See all my reviews

I did enjoy this romp in the Greek Islands and was surprised at how well Meryl Streep sang. It's light, full of froth and bubble and perhaps has some aspects of Grease and Bollywood in it. The reason the music works I feel is that they haven't really messed with the arrangements of the songs keeping them generally faithful to the Abba originals. But Pierce Brosnan's vocal efforts were abysmal, almost laughable. Perhaps it was meant to be a send up of the original songs all the way through but he really did manage to mangle the vocals in my opinion. If you have seen the musical on stage you will know what to expect and there are some funny moments in the film and the Greek islands are as always a superb backdrop for the action.

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