Mamma Mia! (2008)

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PG-13 (MPAA)

Rated  PG-13 (MPAA) for some sex-related comments

Overview

After 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.
Theatrical Release Date 2008
Format DVD
Number of Discs 2

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PG-13 (MPAA)

Rated  PG-13 (MPAA) for some sex-related comments

  • Release Info
  • Collector Edition
    N
  • Director Cut
    N
  • Number Of Discs
    2
  • Genre
    Musical & Performing Arts,Musicals
  • Distributor
    Universal Studios Home Video
  • Area
    USA
  • Video
  • Runtime (minutes)
    109
  • Picture
    Color
  • Audio
  • Language
    English
  • Release Note
  • Notes:
    DVD Features:

    Region [unknown]
    Snap Case
    Anamorphic Widescreen - 1.85
    Audio:
    Dolby Digital 5.1 Surround English, Spanish, French
    Subtitles - English (SDH), French, Spanish
    Additional Release Material:
    Deleted Musical Number - "The Name of the Game"
    Audio Commentary: Director Phyllida Lloyd
  • Release Date
    04/12/09
  • Theatrical Release
    2008
  • Rating
    PG-13 (MPAA)
  • Rating Reason
    for some sex-related comments
  • Format
    DVD
  • Unedited Version
    N

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USA Today 07-18-2008 3 stars out of 4 -- "[Streep's] chemistry with co-star Pierce Brosnan is palpable. Streep and the rest of the cast appear to be having the time of their lives."
Premiere 07-14-2008 "Set on a stunning Grecian isle, MAMMA MIA! is a frenzied farce....Get ready to dust off those old ABBA discs on vinyl. Because afterwards, you'll want to keep this party going..."
Sight and Sound 09-01-2008 "Playful exuberance is the order of the day....['Waterloo'] lures you into a glorious world of upbeat melodies, glitter, sequins and flares, and leaves you dancing out of the cinema."
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  • from Burnaby, B.C.
5.0

Mamma Mia movie on DVD

Great fun musical, I bet you will be humming Abba tunes for weeks after watching this movie. Meryl Streep is a superb singer, but Pierce Brosnan is anything but. Don't worry about the weak plot, because a song breaks out everytime you start noticing it.This is wholesome family entertainment for a change no gunfire, no explosions, no swearing, no smoking.Abba's music has endured the test of time, and for good reasons.Highly recommended.


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