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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'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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Arina
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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

Plot Summary | Plot Synopsis

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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  »

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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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2.39 : 1
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Did You Know?

Trivia

The movie takes place in Greece, is based on Swedish music, has a title in Italian, and is played in English. See more »

Goofs

When Sophie and her bridesmaids are trying on their dresses, she uses safety pins to shorten the chain straps. When Sky comes in, the pins are no longer visible. See more »

Quotes

Donna: I'm gonna arrange for a boat to take you all back to the mainland.
Bill: I have a boat, Donna.
Donna: You have a boat? Good, get on it. And, er, anchors aweigh!
Sam Carmichael: Hey...
Donna: Away aweigh!
Sam Carmichael: Donna...
BillSam CarmichaelHarry Bright: [together] It's good to see you!
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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

Featured in Nostalgia Critic: Mamma Mia! (2015) See more »

Soundtracks

Thank You For The Music
Written by Benny Andersson & Björn Ulvaeus
Performed by Amanda Seyfried
Courtesy of Universal Music
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Frequently Asked Questions

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User Reviews

 
Sorry but where have all your critical faculties gone?
2 January 2009 | by See all my reviews

Having avoided seeing the movie in the cinema, but buying the DVD for my wife for Xmas, I had to watch it. I did not expect much, which usually means I get more than I bargained for. But 'Mamma Mia' - utter, utter cr**. I like ABBA, I like the songs, I have the old LPs. But this film is just terrible. The stage show looks like a bit of a musical, but this races along with songs hurriedly following one another, no characterisation, the dance numbers (which were heavily choreographed according to the extras on the DVD) are just thrown away with only half the bodies ever on screen, the dance chorus of north Europeans appear on a small Greek island at will, while the set and set up of numbers would have disgraced Cliff Richard's musicals in the sixties!Meryl (see me I'm acting)Streep can't even make her usual mugging effective in an over-the-top musical! Her grand piece - 'The Winner Takes It All' - is Meryl at the Met! Note to director - it should have been shot in stillness with the camera gradually showing distance growing between Streep and Brosnan! Some of the singing is awful karaoke on amateur night. The camera cannot stop moving like bad MTV. One can never settle down and just enjoy the music, enthusiasm and characters. But what is even worse is how this botched piece of excre**** has become the highest grossing film in the UK and the best selling DVD to boot? Blair, Campbell and New Labour really have reduced the UK to zombies - critical faculties anyone???


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