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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.

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Nominated for 2 Golden Globes. Another 15 wins & 24 nominations. See more awards »

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Sam
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Sam's PA
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Harry's Housekeeper
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Harry's Driver
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Ali
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Mia Soteriou ...
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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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Sophie has just one wish, to meet her father......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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18 July 2008 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

Mamma Mia! The Movie  »

Box Office

Budget:

$52,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend:

£6,594,058 (UK) (11 July 2008)

Gross:

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

Cher was offered the role of Tanya. On The Tonight Show with Jay Leno: Episode #19.42 (2010) she said she had to decline the role due to concert tour commitments. See more »

Goofs

After telling her guests about the toilet, Donna goes to open the window shutter - which then falls off - with just her left hand. When the camera switches to the outside shot, Donna opens the shutters with both hands. 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 »

Connections

Referenced in Red Dwarf: The Making of 'Back to Earth' (2009) 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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User Reviews

 
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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