Tunes from the Swedish '70s popsters ABBA provide the backdrop for this 2001 Broadway-musical-turned-film. Sophie (Seyfried) and mom Donna (Streep), who run an inn on a gorgeous Greek island, are preparing for Sophie's wedding. Sophie wants her dad, whom she's never known, to show, so she finds mom's diary and invites the three of Donna's long-ago summer flings (Firth, Brosnan, and Skarsgard) to attend, which throws mom for a loop and makes for all sorts of romance, hijinks, and lavish musical numbers over the wedding weekend. Yes, even Brosnan sings, and it's not pretty. Skip if you're not longing to relive your youthful love of ABBA or if anachronism bugs you, but otherwise it's a harmless romp.
Like a prisoner who eventually starts to hum along to the Metallica song his captors have been pounding into his head for days, Mamma Mia! nearly broke down my defenses. There are SO many things wrong with this big-screen adaptation of the hit play that it's hard to know where ...Read More
Bond sings!? Joaq-the-line at 2008-08-25 23:29:53
As the public continues to argue over whether this film was miscast I will go and see it for a second time in the theater.This was one of very few movies in my lifetime that had me smiling from opening credits to closing credits.Toe tapping and very enjoyable.Julie Walters and Christine Baranski were the perfect addition to this cast and their performances alone make this movie worth seeing.
Buy the soundtrack, skip the movie. SmartChic at 2008-08-07 14:01:15
My friend begged me to go. Yes, I knew I was going to see a musical. But really - can they please get through ONE conversation without bursting into song? Just one? The film seemed horribly miscast to me - the movie makers obviously wanted to say, "Hey Meryl Streep and Pierce Brosnan are in our movie." Too bad they seemed awkward and uncomfortable - let's face it - Meryl Streep is no Dancing Queen.