Mamma Mia!

Mamma Mia!

Phyllida Lloyd (2008)

PG Certificate


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A showcase for Abba's greatest hits, Mamma Mia! was already a hit on stage before this movie took its popularity up another notch. Meryl Streep sings her heart out as ageing rock chick-turned-hotel owner Donna, whose daughter Sophie (Amanda Seyfried) is about to get married on the Greek island where they live. But the wedding is thrown into chaos when three of Donna's ex-lovers (Pierce Brosnan, Colin Firth and Stellan Skarsgård) turn up. Each has a case for being Sophie's father, but only one stakes a claim on Donna's heart. It's a feather-light story patched together with little elegance or élan, but that's entirely fitting when the film is populated with big, brash disco numbers like Dancing Queen and Voulez-Vouz. The fun is in watching the likes of Streep, Brosnan and company throwing caution to the wind and making up for weak vocals with infectious gusto.


A former member of a singing trio, now running a hotel on a Greek island, is reunited with her old bandmates for her daughter's wedding - but is surprised when three of her old flames also show up unexpectedly. The three men have been invited by the bride, who wants to find out which one of them is her father. Musical comedy, with a soundtrack of Abba songs, starring Meryl Streep, Pierce Brosnan, Julie Walters, Colin Firth, Stellan Skarsgard and Amanda Seyfried.

Cast & Crew

Donna Meryl Streep
Harry Bright Colin Firth
Sam Carmichael Pierce Brosnan
Sophie Amanda Seyfried
Bill Stellan Skarsgård
Rosie Julie Walters
Tanya Christine Baranski
Sky Dominic Cooper
Father Alex Niall Buggy
Piano player on boat Benny Andersson
Director Phyllida Lloyd
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Other Information

Language: EnglishColourTheatrical distributor: UIPGuidance: Edited for language.Available on: DVD and Blu-rayReleased on: 11 Jul 2008
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