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Mamma Mia! (2008)

PG-13 | | Comedy, Musical, Romance | 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.

Director:

Phyllida Lloyd

Writers:

Catherine Johnson (screenplay), Catherine Johnson (musical book)
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Nominated for 2 Golden Globes. Another 15 wins & 23 nominations. See more awards »

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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Amanda Seyfried ... Sophie
Stellan Skarsgård ... Bill
Pierce Brosnan ... Sam
Nancy Baldwin Nancy Baldwin ... Sam's PA
Colin Firth ... Harry
Heather Emmanuel ... Harry's Housekeeper
Colin Davis Colin Davis ... Harry's Driver
Rachel McDowall ... Lisa
Ashley Lilley Ashley Lilley ... Ali
Meryl Streep ... Donna
Julie Walters ... Rosie
Christine Baranski ... Tanya
Ricardo Montez ... Stavros
Mia Soteriou ... Arina
Enzo Squillino Jr. 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

Plot Summary | Plot Synopsis

Taglines:

Eine Hochzeit die man nie vergisst. (A Wedding you'll never forget.) See more »


Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

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

Parents Guide:

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Details

Official Sites:

Universal

Country:

USA | UK | Germany

Language:

English | Greek

Release Date:

18 July 2008 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Mamma Mia! The Movie See more »

Filming Locations:

Volos, Greece See more »

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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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Sound Mix:

SDDS | Dolby Digital | DTS

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

2.39 : 1
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Did You Know?

Trivia

Meryl Streep (Donna) and Julie Walters (Rosie) were nominated in the Best Actress category at the 1984 Academy Awards. Streep was nominated for Silkwood (1983) and Walters for Educating Rita (1983). The award was given to Shirley MacLaine for Terms of Endearment (1983). See more »

Goofs

When Sam is proposing to Donna, you can see a screen reflected in Rosie's glasses. 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 »

Alternate Versions

Starting August 29, 2008, it was released in select theaters under "Mamma Mia! The Sing-Along Edition". Like Hairspray, the film was released in theaters with the lyrics at the bottom of the screen for audience participation. See more »

Connections

Referenced in Parenthood: I'm Cooler Than You Think (2010) 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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The cinematic equivalent of water boarding
24 July 2008 | by RocketB52See all my reviews

Everyone knows the so-called plot, so let me cut to the chase.

Forced frivolity. Miscast performers working hard to have fun so you can have fun. The brilliant Meryl Streep gives it a great try. Pierce Brosnan just plain embarrassing. Inexplicably set on a Greek Island. Lots of squealing, shrieking women. Lots.

It was a silly juke box musical on stage, now it's a big, splashy, poorly shot screen juke box musical. If you like ABBA, so-so. If not, an assault on the senses and an insult to whatever intelligence you're left with when you exit the theater. I readily admit that I didn't really want to see this movie and went with some friends who did, but for the love of God. Why does my gender shriek and squeal to convey delight? Ever sit next to a table of women who have had too much to drink and are absolutely determined to have GREAT night out on the town? That's the feeling of this whole project. It just felt so good when it stopped.


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