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Mamma Mia! (2008)

PG-13 | | Comedy, Musical, Romance | 18 July 2008 (USA)
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The story of a bride-to-be trying to find her real father told using hit songs by the popular 1970s group ABBA.

Director:

Phyllida Lloyd

Writers:

Catherine Johnson (screenplay), Catherine Johnson (musical book)
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Nominated for 2 Golden Globes. Another 15 wins & 23 nominations. See more awards »

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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Amanda Seyfried ... Sophie
Stellan Skarsgård ... Bill
Pierce Brosnan ... Sam
Nancy Baldwin Nancy Baldwin ... Sam's PA
Colin Firth ... Harry
Heather Emmanuel ... Harry's Housekeeper
Colin Davis Colin Davis ... Harry's Driver
Rachel McDowall ... Lisa
Ashley Lilley Ashley Lilley ... Ali
Meryl Streep ... Donna
Julie Walters ... Rosie
Christine Baranski ... Tanya
Ricardo Montez ... Stavros
Mia Soteriou ... Arina
Enzo Squillino Jr. ... Gregoris
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Storyline

Set on a colorful Greek island, the plot serves as a background for a wealth of ABBA songs. A young woman about to be married discovers that any one of three men could be her father. She invites all three to the wedding without telling her mother, Donna, who was once the lead singer of Donna and the Dynamos. In the meantime, Donna has invited her backup singers, Rosie and Tanya. Written by jojo.acapulco@gmail.com

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On July 18th, The Wedding Celebration Begins. See more »


Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated PG-13 for some sex-related comments | See all certifications »

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Details

Official Sites:

Universal

Country:

USA | UK | Germany

Language:

English | Greek

Release Date:

18 July 2008 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Mamma Mia! The Movie See more »

Filming Locations:

Volos, Greece See more »

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Box Office

Budget:

$52,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend:

£6,594,058 (United Kingdom), 13 July 2008, Limited Release

Opening Weekend USA:

$27,751,240, 20 July 2008, Wide Release

Gross USA:

$144,130,063

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$609,841,637
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SDDS | Dolby Digital | DTS

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

2.39 : 1
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Did You Know?

Trivia

Dawn French was originally cast as Rosie. After the creators described her character as "the fat, funny one," and the Musical Director was clearly not impressed with her singing, she declined the role. In her autobiography "Dear Fatty," Dawn said that she is a fan of ABBA, but she is not a fan of "Mamma Mia!" She only originally agreed to do the film because Meryl Streep was starring. See more »

Goofs

When Donna repairs the shutter with a cordless drill, the chuck has no bit, making repair impossible. The empty chuck is visible in subsequent scenes with the same drill. See more »

Quotes

Sam Carmichael: I see you kept my bagpipes.
Donna: They're supposed to ward off unwanted visitors.
Sam Carmichael: Oh, you don't need bagpipes to do that.
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Crazy Credits

After the final scene of the movie Meryl Streep, Christine Baranski and Julie Walters appear on a sound stage in matching 1970s glam-rock costumes and sing "Dancing Queen". When they finish Meryl 'asks' the audience if they want an encore. The three ladies are then joined by Pierce Brosnan, Colin Firth and Stellan Skarsgard who are similarly attired. Along with Amanda Seyfried and Dominic Cooper, they provide a rendition of "Waterloo" as the main credits roll. See more »

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The song (and scene that accompanied the song), "The Name of The Game", was removed from the film, but reinstated as a special feature in the DVD release. See more »

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Featured in Mamma Mia: Outtakes (2008) See more »

Soundtracks

Voulez-Vous
Written by Benny Andersson & Björn Ulvaeus
Performed by Full Cast
Courtesy of Universal Music
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Mamma Mia...we need some real singers
25 July 2008 | by beetlejuice1987See all my reviews

I love Abba music. I have to start off by saying that. I truly do love it. And maybe that's why I was disappointed with the new film Mamma Mia, because I just love the music too much. I just truly felt that Meryl Streep and especially Pierce Brosnan butchered the music. I'm sure they both were convinced by their agents how amazing this movie would be.."Look you guys..you've never done something like this before, it would be so brave of you. I know you can't sing but we'll get you lessons. Take a chance on me...you'll be great". But it seems so gratuitous that they did this movie. We need actors who can actually sing (Ewan McGregor, Catherine Zeta Jones, Renee Zellwiger, Jamie Foxx, even Nicole Kidman faired MUCH better at their attempts.) The truth is I think Meryl is a great actress....just not a great singer. And my lord....how AWFUL was Pierce Brosnan's singing. It was truly painful and I was literally embarrassed for him. Shame on him for thinking he could do this role. His ego must be out of control to think he could pull it off...because he truly didn't. The only one out of the whole cast who could carry a tune was the charming and beautiful Amanda Seyfried. Now that's a girl that can act AND sing. I was just really disappointed by the film. The scenery was spectacular but the film wasn't. Too bad. I'm sad.


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