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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 1970s group ABBA.

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

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Cast

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Sam
Nancy Baldwin ...
Sam's PA
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Harry's Housekeeper
Colin Davis ...
Harry's Driver
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Ashley Lilley ...
Ali
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Stavros
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Arina
Enzo Squillino Jr. ...
Gregoris
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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:

£6,594,058 (United Kingdom), 13 July 2008, Limited Release

Opening Weekend USA:

$27,751,240, 20 July 2008, Wide Release

Gross USA:

$144,130,063

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$609,841,637
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Trivia

In December 2008, this movie became the highest grossing film of all time in the UK, smashing the previous record set by Titanic (1997). Avatar (2009) has beaten that record. See more »

Goofs

On the way up to the goat house, the upper left sleeve of Harry's shirt has an oil or sweat stain. In the following shots, the stain is gone. See more »

Quotes

Sophie: You took... Mom's guitar!
Harry Bright: No, I borrowed it. Look... Now, where is it? "D.S." - Donna Sheridan, and, er, "H.B." - Head-Banger.
Sam CarmichaelBill: [both] "Head-Banger"?
Harry Bright: I bought her this. It cost me ten quid, plus my Johnny Rotten T-shirt. Your mother knew quite a rebel.
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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

References Grease (1978) See more »

Soundtracks

Does Your Mother Know
Written by Benny Andersson & Björn Ulvaeus
Performed by Christine Baranski & Philip Michael
Courtesy of Universal Music
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Painful to the mind
3 January 2009 | by See all my reviews

I like Abba but couldn't stand the singing,

Why the hell didn't they voice over the original version ?

This must be a rhetorical question : "Just to prevent Agnetha and Anni-Frid from getting any cent."

How generous !

Next the plot : It is about a bunch of silly British people that colonize (is there any other word for people that invade other countries to bring their despicable habits and ignore the locals) a beautiful Greek island Without even trying to speak a word of Greek, they manage an hotel for British tourists. (hope the credit crunch ruined them).

Go to Benidorm (Spain) and meet those morons and see how they behave there.

For me it was simply painful, I had to leave the theater, my wife stayed and told me that the audience was clapping during the credits. (Expectations are quite low these times.)

I think the only thing that made the success of this movie is Abba music. A computer generated musical with chimpanzees singing Abba would have succeeded as well.

If you like Abba, watch Priscilla... the movie is much better.


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