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MovieAddict - wrote on 02/19/2012
Sophie travels to her mother Donna's (Meryl Streep) beautiful Greek island to get married. The plans are set, and the invitations have been sent out. But Sophie's idea of a complete dream wedding is to have her father give her away, and she has never met her real father. She stumbles upon her mother’s old diary from the year she was conceived and it turns out that, her mom spent that year having unprotected sex with three different blokes.Who cannot empathize with the young girl, about to be married, who does not know who her real father is? So Sophie invites them all (Pierce Brosnan, Colin Firth and Stellan Skarsgard) to her wedding. Will she be able to keep things secret while her mother pals about with her lifelong buddies (played by Julie Walters and Christine Baranski)? …
Franz Patrick - wrote on 01/28/2009
I thought I would dislike this movie because I’m not a fan of musicals nor am I a big fan of ABBA (even though I’m familiar with some of their songs). What saved and (surprisingly enough) elevated this picture is its sheer enthusiasm to entertain its audiences. It’s not afraid to be silly or too light or even feature some bad singing. It takes a lot of courage from the director (Phyllida Lloyd) and writer (Catherine Johnson) for the film to embrace its inconsistencies, flaws, and logic so I must commend them for it. Even though the film is full of stars such as Amanda Seyfried and her three potential fathers (Stellan Skarsgård, Pierce Brosnan, Colin Firth), the actors that truly shine are Meryl Streep (as Seyfried’s single mother) and her two best friends: Julie Walters and …
Freddie - wrote on 01/08/2009
I'm not sure why people think that everything can be transferred onto screen. While I have never seen Mamma Mia on Broadway it has proven to be very successful since it has been there for ages. Sometimes I think that critics wants something to be good so badly that they just lie. I really hated this. I couldn't wait for it to be over. Two of the songs were familiar, but that's it. The rest of the movie was a bit of a circus. It was just ridiculous actually, and there were just way too many songs. I ususally like musicals a lot. This one was quite awful. Let me say though that Meryl Streep was brilliant as alwayts. I'm not too sure how I feel about her voice. Any of the voices to be quite honest. Seyfried may have had the best voice but it still wasn't amazing. I'm quite tired of …
*Sarah* - wrote on 12/29/2008
20 year old Sophie (Seyfried) is preparing to marry her boyfriend Sky (Cooper) at her mother's hotel on an island in Greece. She seemingly has it all; a carefree life, loving boyfriend and happy friends but one thing has been missing all her life; a father.
I have to admit that when we deciided to see Mama Mia!, my family and I, I wasn't sure what I would make of it at all. I know Abba songs like the back of my hand, never saw the musical but was sure I might dance a long at some stage. For sure I didn't expect to enjoy it as much as I did. Mama Mia has a certain charm to it that you can't ignore and I'm sure it will be one of the biggest hits of the summer.
The appeal of Mama Mia! is set in the songs and the brilliant cast. All the songs tell sophie's story well and you begin to …
CarrieMiller - wrote on 07/30/2008
Having conquered the world with their stage musical, Bjorn Ulvaeus and Benny Anderson have taken on Hollywood with their ABBA inspired story, Mamma Mia! The musical features all the great hits from ABBA including "Dancing Queen", " Money, Money, Money" and the title track "Mamma Mia".
The story is set on a Greek island with a young girl, Sophie, planning her wedding. She is desperate to have her father walk her down the aisle, but unfortunately her mother Donna is unable to tell her who it is. Sophie plays detective with her mother's old diary and discovers that there are three possibilities. She secretly invites all three to the wedding but when they all arrive, chaos ensues as Sophie tries to hide them from her mother whilst trying to figure out which one is her Dad.
The movie …
Rachel M. - wrote on 07/21/2008
I know, I know. Two movies in a weekend. Shut up. But I do know this - I am a cool wife for not making my husband go see this with me. I respect his masculinity too much. He was playing poker with the boys, so I took my opportunity to escape. I was on a mission to get a new phone - I've had mine so long I'm out of contract by several months! Got the Verizon LG Dare. I think I like it. Better network than what you get with the iPhone. So I ventured to Union Station, which is my new happy place. I will be going there in my mind during my next pap smear. (TMI? sorry) And I stayed for the movie.
A movie based on the music of ABBA? Wasn't that Muriel's Wedding? (AWESOME flick, btw) I couldn't resist. This is the funny thing - I've read the most disparaging reviews of this …