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At Theaters: 7/18/2008 On Video: 12/16/2008
Rated: PG-13 Length: 1 hr. 49 min.
Internet: Web Site Movie ID: 509962
Studio: Universal Pictures Inc.
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Sophie is about to get married and she is on a quest to find the identity of her father to walk her down the aisle. She brings three men from her mother's past to the Mediterranean paradise they visited 20 years earlier. One may be Sophie's father.
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Musical Romantic Comedy - This is a very light and silly musical comedy centered around the songs of ABBA and a major showcase for star Meryl Streep. The target audience is female moviegoers young and old though it's a crowd-pleaser that should hold some appeal to males as well. There is some mildly suggestive humor.
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Cast and Crew Heading
Meryl Streep LIONS FOR LAMBS, RENDITION, THE ANT BULLY
Pierce Brosnan AFTER THE SUNSET, LAWS OF ATTRACTION
Colin Firth THE LAST LEGION, NANNY MCPHEE
Stellan Skarsgard PIRATES OF THE CARIBBEAN AT WORLD'S END
Julie Walters BECOMING JANE, CALENDAR GIRLS, BILLY ELLIOT
Dominic Cooper A MIDSUMMER NIGHT'S DREAM
Amanda Seyfried TV's - BIG LOVE
Christine Baranski DR. SEUSS' HOW THE GRINCH STOLE CHRISTMAS, MARCI X
Director: Phyllida Lloyd Feature Film Directorial Debut
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Production Notes Heading
Foreword By Judy Craymer
Film Synopsis And Musical Numbers
Before The Production
About The Production
The Music
Choreography in he Film
Shooting Mamma Mia
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Content Heading
PROFANITY: 1 S-word, one other.
SEX/NUDITY: Fleeting nonsexual nudity.
VIOLENCE: None
DRUGS/ALCOHOL: Alcohol and tobacco.
ACTION: None
COMEDY: Silly slapstick and wisecracks; some suggestive humor.
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Critic's Review Heading

Berardinelli, Internet Critic Full Review
Good Mamma Mia! delivers exactly what one can reasonably expect from it. It's a faithful adaptation of the stage play of the same name but, more importantly, it's a repository for ABBA songs...

Roger Ebert Full Review
Average The film version has the advantage of possessing Meryl Streep, Pierce Brosnan, Amanda Seyfried, Colin Firth and Julie Walters, but their assets are stretched fairly thin. And there are the wall-to-wall songs by ABBA, if you like that sort of thing. I don't, not much, with a few exceptions.

USA Today Full Review
Good But this 'moviecal' is surprisingly enjoyable, whether or not you've seen the musical.

Note: The rating above is our interpretation of what the critic would give this movie based on their review. We are not affiliated with these critic's in any way.

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Opinion Heading

Based on an Exit Polling of 236 Moviegoers

Ages Age Group
How
Many
Your Probability of
Enjoying This Movie
*
Would
Recommend
Movie To Friends
1-12Children (M/F)
10
Very High
100%
13-19Teens (M)
5
High
100%
13-19Teens (F)
40
Very High
100%
20-29Yg Adults (M)
7
Very High
100%
20-29Yg Adults (F)
31
Very High
100%
30+Adults (M)
30
Very High
100%
30+Adults (F)
113
Very High
100%
*Possible Ratings: Very High, High, Fairly High, About 50/50, Fairly Low, Low, Very Low.

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OPINION OVERVIEW
The following is the original "What's Worth Watching" write-up for this movie.

Moviegoer Opinions:

Based on a theater exit polling of 236 moviegoers:GREAT REVIEWS! All ages, both males and females, rated "Mamma Mia" very high. Only a very small percentage rated it as low as "Good/Average." Everyone else loved it. If this looks like your type of movie DO NOT MISS IT!


D ETAILED S TORYLINE
An independent, single mother who owns a small hotel on an idyllic Greek island, Donna (Streep) is about to let go of Sophie (Amanda Seyfried), the spirited daughter she's raised alone. For Sophie's wedding, Donna has invited her two lifelong best girlfriends--practical and no-nonsense Rosie (Julie Walters) and wealthy, multi-divorcee Tanya (Christine Baranski)--from her one-time backing band, Donna and the Dynamos. But Sophie has secretly invited three guests of her own.

On a quest to find the identity of her father to walk her down the aisle, she brings back three men from Donna's past to the Mediterranean paradise they visited 20 years earlier. Over 24 chaotic, magical hours, new love will bloom and old romances will be rekindled on this lush island full of possibilities.

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