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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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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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Who said a wedding couldn't be this much fun? See more »


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Rated PG-13 for some sex-related comments | See all certifications »

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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

Björn Ulvaeus: composer and executive producer is dressed as a Greek god during the closing credits sequence. 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

Sophie: I'm so glad you're here because... I have a secret, and I can't tell anybody else.
Ali: Sophie! You're knocked up?
Sophie: No! no! no! Um... I've invited my dad to my wedding.
Lisa: You are joking!
Ali: You found him at last?
Sophie: No! No, no, no, no, no. Not exactly.
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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 The Big Bang Theory: The Birthday Synchronicity (2016) See more »

Soundtracks

Honey, Honey
Written by Benny Andersson & Björn Ulvaeus
Performed by Amanda Seyfried, Ashley Lilley & Rachel McDowall
Courtesy of Universal Music
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A Pretty Missfire

Relentless like one of those loud action movies. The entire cast seems to be on speed. I didn't quite get the director's intentions if any. I wonder if she's ever seen a Stanley Donen, Vincent Minnelli or even a George Sidney musical. Structure, please! This is one hell of a mess and I loved Abba. The costumes the unflattering photography - unflattering towards the actors but loving towards the locations) The one thing that makes the whole thing bearable is the sight of Meryl Streep making a fool of herself. No chemistry with her friends (Christine Baranski and Julie Walters) think of Streep with Lily Tomlyn in the Altman film and you'll understand what I was hoping for. I was embarrassed in particular by Pierce Brosnam and Colin Firth. The audience, however, seemed to enjoy it so it probably it's just me.


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