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The world-wide stage phenomenon sings and dances its way onto the silver screen in this smash film adaptation that had audiences not only singing along, but lining-up to see it again and again. Two-time Academy® Award-winner, Meryl Streep (Best Actress 1982, Sophie's Choice and Best Supporting Actress 1979, Kramer vs. Kramer) drops the serious fare and really kicks up her heels (and does a split in mid-air), having the time of her life and proving there is really nothing this actress cannot do. She stars as Donna Sheridan, the single mother of Sophie (Amanda Seyfried), with whom she runs a ramshackle island inn on a picturesque Greek island. As the film opens, they are in the midst of planning Sophie's wedding, but with an independent streak that matches her mother's, 20-year-old Sophie, who has never met her real father, decides to invite her mother's three former paramours, one of whom is her dad, to walk her down the aisle. The candidates include, Harry (Colin Firth), Sam (Brosnan), and Bill (Stellan Skarsgard) who all arrive at the same time. They are soon followed by Donna's two best friends, Tanya (Christine Baranaki) and Rosie (Julia Walters) who are there to support Donna through the vows, and to just help her get through the wedding weekend. Major hijinks and confusion ensues, all amidst the utterly romance scenery, and that completely irresistible score, woven together from ABBA hits of the past. The stars are clearly having a ball and so will you. "How can you resist it?!" Special Features include audio commentary, featurettes, trailers and much, much more.
Reviews Counted: 178
Rotten: A sage once advised being wary of movies in which the people on screen are having more fun than the people in the audience. Mamma mia, was that good advice.-Kenneth Turan, Los Angeles Times, October 18, 2008
Rotten: The story is ... urh. No film has ever had a more irrelevant story.-Peter Bradshaw, Guardian [UK], October 18, 2008
Fresh: Streep's 'Mamma Mia!' Is Like Taking a Tiny Vacation-Joe Baltake, Passionate Moviegoer, September 16, 2008
Rotten: ABBA's legacy will stand the test of time far longer than this-Garth Franklin, Dark Horizons, September 11, 2008
Loved it! Absolutely loved it! everything about it!
Reviewer: debbie v Review refers to DVD version
This movie, even just as background noise, can make hours of house cleaning etc. a blast! I can't help but get into it and sing along!
Reviewer: Iamneesia Review refers to DVD version
As long as I didn't try to follow a missing plot line, the ABBA songs brought back memories. Should have rented it first, but liking most of what Streep and Brosnan have done in the past, thought I was safe...had I wanted an off-off-off Broadway show, I would have gone to the big city, and had a night out, at least.
Reviewer: Arrianna O Review refers to DVD version
I LOVE this movie because my level of happiness is boosted for hours after watching. This movie is so upbeat it is a delight.
Reviewer: romanrider Review refers to DVD version
Mamma Mia is truly outstanding. So much is to be enjoyed. You can sing to so many songs and get involved with the characters. I loved it. I lost count as to how many times I have watched it. It's like a good book. Cannot put it down.
Reviewer: Nancy A Review refers to DVD version