Longing to discover the identity of her true father before she exchanges her wedding vows, the daughter of a once-rebellious single mother secretly invites a trio of paternal candidates to her upcoming wedding in this feature adaptation of the beloved stage musical. Independent-minded single mother Donna (Meryl Streep) has always done her best to raise her spirited daughter, Sophie (Amanda Seyfried), while simultaneously running a successful hotel on a small Greek island, but now the time has come for this hardworking mom to finally let go. In just a few days, Sophie will be married, and Donna will stand by bittersweetly as her little girl takes flight. Of course, Donna's lifelong friends Rosie (Julie Walters) and Tanya (Christine Baranski) will both be present at the wedding, but unbeknownst to the mother, Sophie has furtively invited three very special guests of her own. When Sophie walks down the aisle on that fateful day, she wants her father to hand her off. The only problem is that Donna has never revealed the true identity of Sophie's father, leaving the resourceful future bride to narrow the list down to three potential candidates. Now, as three key figures from Donna's past return to the picturesque Mediterranean shores they all walked 20 years prior, one beautiful bride will discover the secret of her past while one lonely mother finds out that it's never too late for a little romance. Phyllida Lloyd, director of both the original London sensation as well as the hit Broadway incarnation, makes her feature directorial debut with this big-screen version of the beloved musical featuring 22 classic ABBA hits. Pierce Brosnan, Colin Firth, Stellan Skarsgård, and Dominic Cooper co-star.~Jason Buchanan
My husband bought this using his best buy account and reviewed it, then we had our accounts merged, and all his old purchases are showing up on MY review page, so I'm re-reviewing so-to-speak to get the points.
If you love Abba and a fabulous cast, you will enjoy this movie. Aesthetically it is beautiful to watch, it's a lot of fun! You should definitely watch this movie as the prequel to part 2. It is so worth the money, try to get the anniversary edition with blueray and the digital download...enjoy!
I would recommend this to a friend
Rated 5 out of 5 stars
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I had seen the Mama Mia movie in a theater so I knew I really wanted a copy of the movie when it came out! The music in this movie is fast and slow and I loved it so much I put it on a device to listen to while I was on the treadmill. I knew the words and could sing along and it makes time go so fast that I would exercise a lot lot longer! As for the movie, we have watched it over and over and over--my mom, my nieces--yes us chics really like it in this family.
This has got to be one of the best feel good movies i have ever watched. I watched it 7 times while it was still in the theater and numerous times since i can access it at home. The music, the scenery, the acting, the actors......i dont think i could find a flaw in any area. the music is definitely oscar worthy when the academy awards come around but then again every one has a difference in opinion .