Beca, a freshman at Barden University, is cajoled into joining The Bellas, her school's all-girls singing group. Injecting some much needed energy into their repertoire, The Bellas take on their male rivals in a campus competition.
In 19th-century France, Jean Valjean, who for decades has been hunted by the ruthless policeman Javert after breaking parole, agrees to care for a factory worker's daughter. The decision changes their lives forever.
Discover Donna's (Meryl Streep, Lily James) young life, experiencing the fun she had with the three possible dads of Sophie (Amanda Seyfriend). As she reflects on her mom's journey, Sophie finds herself to be more like her mother than she ever even realized.Written by
Brian Tristam Williams
This is one of two films where in Colin Firth's character is a potential father to a child. The other movie is "Bridget Jones's Baby". In "Mamma Mia", he is Harry Bright, one of three possibilities (the other two candidates being Pierce Brosnan's Sam Carmichael and Stellan Skarsgard's Bill Anderson). In "Bridget Jones's Baby", his Mark Darcy is a paternal candidate while the other potential father is Patrick Dempsey's Jack Qwant. See more »
Donna says her mother's heart was broken after a romance in Central America. Ruby's romance with Fernando happened in Mexico in 1959. However, Mexico is in North America. At one point, she even sings about crossing the Rio Grande River into the US. See more »
It would be amazing if someone could get these to the mainland for the last post.
The pleasure and privilege will be mine.
Señor, you're the manager. I need you to stay here and make sure this place is ready for the most incredible opening party of all time.
Whatever you dream, Sophie, we will make real.
[looking at photo of her mother]
This was her dream. I'm just trying to see it through.
You've done much more than that.
Yes, but is it enough? I wish I could ask her. I wish she ...
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An after-credits scene between young Harry and the passport checker. After young Harry leaves, the passport checker looks at the camera and begins his rendition of "Take a Chance on Me." See more »
Mamma Mia! Here We Go Again! has an alternative version. There is the Theatrical Version (the one we all saw) and the Original Version. The Original Version includes the full Knowing Me, Knowing You, The Name Of The Game, an alternative End Credits and the deleted song, I Wonder (Departure). Instead of the Theatrical 1:48:53 time length, the original version has a length of 1:55:21. See more »
Mother always said "If you can't say anything nice ,say nothing " but I'm glad say,I didn't always do what I was told and yes, I can think of two nice reasons to see this film Scenery and Cher, apart from that it's pretty bad.
Silly inane script, that could have been written with more skill by high school students . It's just a string of dialogue with lines like "be still my beating vagina" put together to fit the most unknown ABBA songs not used in the first Mama Mia film .
Most of the singers like Pierce Brosnan are inadequate although I Iiked Lily James , who plays the young Meryl Streep character.
Lily is a good musical performer , an acting singing and dancing all rounder and I'd like to see her in a great musical film, perhaps as Elphaba in Wicked.
The few choreographed chorus numbers like Dancing Queen and Fernando are the only musical numbers that worked for me.
Is History Repeating Itself?
In the Depression years of the late 1920's and 1930's many sub standard musicals and some of the greatest film musicals were produced to cheer up audiences in a gloomy world that craved fantasy and escape from the harsh reality of the times. These musicals like Wonder Bar and Roberta also interpolated hit songs of the era to fit into thin romantic plots and often starred the box office giants of the day like Al Jolson and Eddie Cantor.
The difference today is this movie cost 75 million dollars to make and the quality is no better than the little cheer up musical films that cost a tiny fraction of this budget nearly ninety years ago.
Even arguably the greatest musical movies like Singing in the Rain only cost 2.5 million dollars to produce and The Sound of Music 8.2 million dollars to make so at 75 million for Mama Mia 2 I think we're not getting value for money as far as I'm concerned.
I'm hoping Disney will put much more effort into Mary Poppins Returns to be seen later this year.
I'm sure they will as it has a great musical director Rob Marshall (Chicago, Into The Woods ) and a great cast including Meryl Streep , who does have a lovely voice and Colin Firth , who doesn't.
This movie is colourful fun but the old saying sequels rarely work is true in this case, it's just a cash cow to milk from the success of the original movie.
If you don't like musical films you'll hate this if you do love musical films you may also hate this.
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