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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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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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Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

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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2.39 : 1
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Trivia

Mandy Moore, Amanda Bynes, Rachel McAdams, and Emmy Rossum were all considered for the part of Sophie. Olivia Newton-John and Michelle Pfeiffer were considered for the part of Donna. Bill Nighy was considered for one of the "father" parts. See more »

Goofs

When Donna repairs the dolphin mosaic with the caulking gun, the tip breaks off of the tube. In subsequent shots, the tip is intact. See more »

Quotes

Donna: [about the three "dads"] They have no right to turn up like this. What have they ever done for their daughter? Huh?
Rosie: Donna, Donna, they didn't know she existed.
Donna: Well, they didn't need to know, did they? I've done a great job with Soph all by myself, and I won't be muscled out by an e... jaculation!
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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 Big Brother: Episode #13.17 (2012) See more »

Soundtracks

Our Last Summer
Written by Benny Andersson & Björn Ulvaeus
Performed by Colin Firth, Pierce Brosnan, Stellan Skarsgård, Amanda Seyfried & Meryl Streep
Courtesy of Universal Music
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A Stinker of a Movie
23 January 2009 | by See all my reviews

This is the worst movie I have seen in the last five years. If you think ugly Americans stinking it up in a foreign country is bad, you should see these Brits ruining a picturesque little slice of Greece. Everybody acts like they're drunk and having a grand old time-- it's excruciating to watch. Nobody can sing. Meryl Streep has done somber, depressed roles in the past that are really good, but she is just terrible in this movie. I hope this doesn't mean she has lost her ability to pick good roles for herself. This movie felt like the actors got on board because they thought it would be great fun to have a party in Greece, but they forgot they had to make a movie.


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