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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.
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
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.
Berardinelli, Internet CriticFull 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 EbertFull 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 TodayFull Review Good But this 'moviecal' is surprisingly enjoyable, whether or not you've seen the musical.
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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!
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.