Mamma Mia!


Review: Young Sophie is getting ready for her wedding. She decides to invite all three of her respective fathers to her wedding. Sophie does this as she really wants to discover who her real father is before her wedding vows. Also so one of them can walk her down the aisle. This story is told using hit songs by the popular 1970’s group ABBA.
Director: Phyllida Lloyd
Actors: Meryl Streep, Pierce Brosnan, Amanda Seyfried, Stellan Skarsgard, Colin Firth, Heather Emmanuel, Rachel McDowall, Julie Walters, Christine Baranski, Ricardo Montez, Mia Soteriou, Enzo Squillino Jr. and Dominic Cooper
Year: 2008
Genre: Comedy, Musical and Romance
Conclusion: 2/5
A film that is so bad it’s brilliant. Taken from the stage play MAMMA MIA! and put onto film. As well as Phyllida Lloyd directing this she also directed the original Broadway play. The script-writing is pretty dreadful. I love all the ABBA songs but this is just a disgrace. I would not be pleased if I was one of the members of the ABBA group the way it’s turned out. Pierce Brosnan who I love so dearly cannot sing a tune and then we have Colin Firth who cannot dance. Stellan Skarsgard looks like he has just wondered onto the set from another film and doesn’t quite look like he belongs there. When Pierce Brosnan signed on to do this film he had no idea what the project was about. Meryl Streep was really good but found she took the singing a bit too seriously. Also I don’t think of her as a comedic actress. Meryl Streep was apparently invited and went to Stockholm, Sweden, to record her vocals with Benny Andersson for the song “The Winner Takes it All”. All of the cast members performed their own singing. Just such a bad story-line and no plot to go with the film. As bad as it is I found myself going along with it.


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