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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


Who said a wedding couldn't be this much fun? 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)

Company Credits

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Technical Specs


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Aspect Ratio:

2.35 : 1
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Did You Know?


Phyllida Lloyd also directed the original Broadway play. See more »


When Rosie is walking on the top of Bill's boat, the front of her hair is standing up. In the next shot, it's laying flat. See more »


Donna: [about the possible dads] I don't know where they are, I don't know why they're here, and I have brought this all on myself because I was a stupid, reckless little slut!
Tanya: Whoa-ho-ho-ho! Don't you sound like your mother!
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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 Jeopardy!: Episode #26.144 (2010) See more »


The Winner Takes It All
Written by Benny Andersson & Björn Ulvaeus
Performed by Meryl Streep
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Frequently Asked Questions

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User Reviews

19 June 2008 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

I didn't know what to expect when going into watch "Mamma Mia", was this gonna be another Hairspray or Across the Universe or Rent? This was a lighthearted, quite enjoyable movie of its own style, Meryl Strep blew the entire audience away with her comedic persona in this movie. After seeing her in Devil Wears Prada, you are shaken momentarily after seeing her climb on top a roof singing "Mamma Mia!" and swoon and the dance teenage giddy girl dance. You'll love this movie for trio of older woman characters, they were all so funny. Mr. James Bond's character and singing was such a hilarious delight for the audience, we couldn't believe this was the man who played a top secret spy agent.

With just the right amount of eccentricity, heart, and *get out of those movie chairs and DANCE IN THE AISLE* ABBA music, you'll never want this adventure to end.

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