Mamma Mia the Movie (2008) - Golden Globe ® Nominee!
|Sophie (Amanda Seyfried) has just one wish to make her wedding perfect: to have her father walk her down the aisle. Now she just has to find out who he is...|
Join the music, laughter and fun of the irresistibly charming Mamma Mia! The Movie. Academy Award winner Meryl Streep leads an all-star cast, including Pierce Brosnan and Colin Firth, as well as up-and-comers Seyfried and Dominic Cooper, in this musical celebration of mothers, daughters and fathers; of true loves lost and new ones found.
"Mamma Mia! is fun, the music's terrific and the cast is appealing. Mick LaSalle, San Francisco Chronicle
"An absolutely hilarious, rousing and joyous celebration! Pete Hammond, Hollywood.com
"...a delightful piece of filmmaking with a marvelous cast topped by Meryl Streep in one of her smartest and most entertaining performances ever. Ray Bennett, The Hollywood Reporter
"...takes the ABBA jukebox musical that ate London, and is still eating Broadway, and turns it into a surprisingly sensuous experience. Wesley Morris, Boston Globe
Editor's NoteAfter its run as a West End hit in London, MAMMA MIA became a Broadway smash when it opened in New York back in 2001. With a story framed around the music of the Swedish pop band Abba, crowds loved its raucous, dance party vibe. Now it comes to the silver screen, with some truly delightful performances from the likes of Meryl Streep and Pierce Brosnan. It is the story of Sophie (Amanda Seyfried) a young woman living on a picturesque Greek island with her mother, Donna (Streep.) Together, Donna and Sophie run a ramshackle island inn, and they are in the midst of preparing for Sophie's wedding. As the wedding approaches, Sophie becomes troubled by the fact that she has never known her father. She was the result of one of her mother's summer flings, and her mother has never revealed her father's identity. When Sophie stumbles upon her mother's diary, she learns that there are three possible men who could be her dad. Without telling her mother, she invites all three to her wedding. When Harry (Colin Firth), Sam (Brosnan), and Bill (Stellan Skarsgard) all arrive at the same time, Donna is of course shocked and overwhelmed by seeing her old lovers again after such a long time. She turns to her two best friends, Tanya (Christine Baranaki) and Rosie (Julia Walters), for their support, and vows to just get through the wedding and weekend. Meanwhile, Sophie spends time with each man, determined to learn the truth.Major hijinks and confusion ensues, all amidst the utterly romance scenery, and the rather irresistible, swelling love ballads. Streep has a lovely singing voice, and to watch her throw herself into this whimsical role is truly a delight. She looks like she is having a ball, and it is hard not to shimmy along with her. Baranski reliably delivers an over-the-top showstopper, and Brosnan's tender singing voice makes his character all the more touching. The film strives to be a jubilant celebration of mother/daughter relationships and the love between good friends, and no matter how cheesy some may find Abba, it is hard to resist its many charms.
Mamma Mia! The Movie - DVD Review
By: Robert M. Barga Blogcritics.org Reviews
Published on: 12/4/2008 2:04 PM
|Mamma Mia! tells the story of a love-struck young girl named Sophie (Amanda Seyfried) looking for her real father. Living in a work-in-progress hotel on a small Greek Island with her mother Donna (2 time Academy Award Winner Meryl Streep), Sophie is planning on marrying her fiancé Sky (Dominic Cooper) and wants to have her father give her away. Being the sneaky intelligent girl that she is, she steals her mother's old diary and discovers three potential fathers, Sam Carmichael (Pierce Brosnan), Harry Bright (Colin Firth), and Bill Anderson (Stellan Skarsgård). Being completely love-struck, she invites all three to come to her wedding....read the full review|
Cast & Crew
|Gary Goetzman - Producer|
|Abba - Source Composer|
|Rita Wilson - Executive Producer|
|Mark Huffam - Executive Producer|
|Benny Andersson - Executive Producer|
|Haris Zambarloukos - Director of Photography|
|Tom Hanks - Executive Producer|
|Bjorn Ulvaeus - Executive Producer|
|Judy Craymer - Producer|
|Bjorn Ulvaeus - Composer|
|Benny Andersson - Composer|
|Catherine Johnson - Screenwriter|
|Phyllida Lloyd - Director|
Customer Reviews of Mamma Mia the Movie
Dance & Sing Along2/25/2009
This is a great DVD...get together with the girls...have some drinks and sing along. It's so much fun.
I got this movie as a gift and heard alot of people liked it.
A Charming Movie1/4/2009
If you like music and romance and whimsical endings, you will enjoy Mamma Mia the Movie.
Loved the show...almost loved the movie12/27/2008
My wife's parents and brother's family watched the movie with us on Christmas Day - great job from what we remember of the stage show. Very enjoyable, very funny. Pierce's singing needs to be overdubbed...