Five years after the events of Mamma Mia! (2008), Sophie prepares for the grand reopening of the Hotel Bella Donna as she learns more about her mother's past.


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Cast overview, first billed only:
Amanda Seyfried ... Sophie
Andy Garcia ... Fernando Cienfuegos
Celia Imrie ... Vice Chancellor
Lily James ... Young Donna
Alexa Davies ... Young Rosie
Jessica Keenan Wynn ... Young Tanya
Dominic Cooper ... Sky
Julie Walters ... Rosie
Christine Baranski ... Tanya
Hugh Skinner ... Young Harry
Pierce Brosnan ... Sam
Omid Djalili ... Greek Official
Josh Dylan ... Young Bill
Gerard Monaco ... Alexio
Anna Antoniades ... Apollonia


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

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Discover how it all began.

Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated PG-13 for some suggestive material | See all certifications »

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Did You Know?


Donna (Meryl Streep) has blue eyes, while her young counterpart (Lily James) has brown eyes. See more »


While no specific dates are mentioned in the first movie, Sophie states in it that she's 20 years old, and Sam comments that he hasn't seen Donna in "over 20 years." The sequel ostensibly takes place five years later, with flashbacks to Donna's youth in 1979 and the birth of Sophie in 1980 (summer 1979 + nine months), which infers that the "present-day" scenes must be in 2005. However, multiple scenes feature technology contemporaneous with when the movie was filmed in 2017, including late-model phones with large touchscreen. Most noticeably, Bill is shown driving a Mercedes-Benz X-Class pickup truck to the airport in Stockholm; it was the manufacturer's first pickup truck, and it first debuted in 2017 for the 2018 model year. See more »


[first lines]
Sophie: It would be amazing if someone could get these to the mainland for the last post.
Fernando Cienfuegos: The pleasure and privilege will be mine.
Sophie: 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.
Fernando Cienfuegos: Whatever you dream, Sophie, we will make real.
Sophie: [looking at photo of her mother] This was her dream. I'm just trying to see it through.
Fernando Cienfuegos: You've done much more than that.
Sophie: Yes, but is it enough? I wish I could ask her. I wish she was here.
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Crazy Credits

An after-credits scene between young Harry and the Greek passport checker. After young Harry leaves, the Customs Officer played by British stand-up comedian Omid Djalili looks at the camera and begins his rendition of "Take a Chance on Me." See more »

Alternate Versions

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 »


Referenced in The Big Bang Theory: The Conjugal Configuration (2018) See more »


Why Did It Have to Be Me?
Written by Benny Andersson and Björn Ulvaeus
Performed by Lily James, Josh Dylan, and Hugh Skinner
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Money, Money, Money
23 April 2019 | by Prismark10See all my reviews

Mamma Mia! Here We Go Again is a musical sequel that has a stretched story focusing on the young Donna and how she encountered her three men. Even though we did see those scenes in the first movie.

The film starts with Sophie (Amanda Seyfried) refurbishing her Greek island Hotel. Donna has passed away. Sky is in New York learning the hotel business and things do not seem to be going well between them.

For the grand opening of the hotel in honour of her mother, Sophie has invited her three dads and her mother's best friends.

The main part of the story is seeing the young Donna (Lily James) travelling through Europe after graduating at university. Some of the scenes switch with that of Sophie.

It required three writers to come up with the story concept. The story is admittedly thin. The new songs are ok. Cher just looks odd when she makes her belated appearance as Sophie's grandmother. She looks like someone who has just turned up for the pay cheque and decided to do an album of Abba covers out of it.

The Abba songs keep it entertaining but this movie stinks of a cash grab.

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Release Date:

20 July 2018 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

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Filming Locations:

Vis, Croatia See more »


Box Office


$75,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend USA:

$34,952,180, 22 July 2018

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Technical Specs


Sound Mix:

Dolby Surround 7.1 | Dolby Atmos | DTS (DTS: X)| Auro 11.1



Aspect Ratio:

2.39 : 1
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