Mamma Mia!

Mamma Mia!

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Director: Phyllida Lloyd

Cast: Meryl Streep, Pierce Brosnan, Colin Firth

     
 

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Longing to discover the identity of her true father before she exchanges her wedding vows, the daughter of a once-rebellious single mother secretly invites a trio of paternal candidates to her upcoming wedding in this feature adaptation of the beloved stage musical. Independent-minded single mother Donna (Meryl Streep) has always done herSee more details below

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Overview

Longing to discover the identity of her true father before she exchanges her wedding vows, the daughter of a once-rebellious single mother secretly invites a trio of paternal candidates to her upcoming wedding in this feature adaptation of the beloved stage musical. Independent-minded single mother Donna (Meryl Streep) has always done her best to raise her spirited daughter, Sophie (Amanda Seyfried), while simultaneously running a successful hotel on a small Greek island, but now the time has come for this hardworking mom to finally let go. In just a few days, Sophie will be married, and Donna will stand by bittersweetly as her little girl takes flight. Of course, Donna's lifelong friends Rosie (Julie Walters) and Tanya (Christine Baranski) will both be present at the wedding, but unbeknownst to the mother, Sophie has furtively invited three very special guests of her own. When Sophie walks down the aisle on that fateful day, she wants her father to hand her off. The only problem is that Donna has never revealed the true identity of Sophie's father, leaving the resourceful future bride to narrow the list down to three potential candidates. Now, as three key figures from Donna's past return to the picturesque Mediterranean shores they all walked 20 years prior, one beautiful bride will discover the secret of her past while one lonely mother finds out that it's never too late for a little romance. Phyllida Lloyd, director of both the original London sensation as well as the hit Broadway incarnation, makes her feature directorial debut with this big-screen version of the beloved musical featuring 22 classic ABBA hits. Pierce Brosnan, Colin Firth, Stellan Skarsgård, and Dominic Cooper co-star.

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Editorial Reviews

All Movie Guide
Is there anything Meryl Streep can't do? It would be tempting to say "won't do," but that would imply her appearance in Mamma Mia! is somehow shameless. Hardly. Watching the perennial Oscar nominee bounce on a bed like a teenager, kick out her legs, roll around on the ground, and sing her heart out -- without a trace of hesitation -- is another redefining moment for one of Hollywood's most treasured actresses. We know she's a performer with guts, but it never hurts to be reminded. On the whole, Mamma Mia! joyously reminds us how musicals -- especially those set on lush Greek islands -- can transport an audience to delicious realms of pure escapism. The whole cast fully commits, from the logical choices (prancing diva Christine Baranski) to the surprises (stiff-by-design Colin Firth) to the fresh-faced newcomers (charismatic Amanda Seyfried). In their hands, these songs have the same gusto ABBA must have felt when first writing and performing them. In some cases, gusto alone may not be enough, and Mamma Mia! likely works better for those not comparing the performances to the soundtrack of the popular show. For one, Pierce Brosnan, another plucky outside-the-box choice, seems to have more singing responsibility than he can properly carry. And a small amount of the choreography is inferior, such as the inert staging of Streep's solo "The Winner Takes It All," in which Brosnan is left trying to figure out what to do with his hands. Some of this can be blamed on stage director Phyllida Lloyd's inexperience with this particular medium, but in her first feature film, she's far more deserving of credit than complaint. It's hard to imagine anyone not feeling the rush when an entire village of women comes together to sing "Dancing Queen," finishing with a group plunge into the Aegean.

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Product Details

Release Date:
06/28/2011
UPC:
0025192107948
Original Release:
2008
Rating:
PG13
Source:
Universal Studios
Region Code:
1
Presentation:
[Wide Screen]
Time:
1:49:00

Special Features

The making of Mamma Mia! the movie ; Deletes musical number "The Name of the Game"; Anatomy of a musical number "Lay All Your Love on Me" ; Becoming a singer ; A look inside Mamma Mia! the movie ; Sing-along; Deleted scenes ; Outtakes ; "Gimme! Gimme! Gimme!" music video ; Björn Ulvaeus Cameo ; Feature commetary with director Phyllida Lloyd

Cast & Crew

Performance Credits
Meryl Streep Donna
Pierce Brosnan Sam
Colin Firth Harry
Stellan Skarsgård Bill
Julie Walters Rosie
Dominic Cooper Sky
Amanda Seyfried Sophie
Christine Baranski Tanya

Technical Credits
Phyllida Lloyd Director
Stig Anderson Score Composer
Benny Andersson Score Composer,Songwriter,Executive Producer
Becky Bentham Musical Direction/Supervision
Dean Clegg Art Director,Production Designer
Judy Craymer Producer
Maria Djurkovic Production Designer
Gary Goetzman Producer
Tom Hanks Executive Producer
Rebecca Holmes Art Director,Production Designer
Mark Huffam Executive Producer
Priscilla John Casting
Catherine Johnson Screenwriter
Ellen Lewis Casting
Martin Lowe Musical Direction/Supervision
Ann Roth Costumes/Costume Designer
Björn Ulvaeus Score Composer,Songwriter,Executive Producer
Anthony Van Laast Choreography
Lesley Walker Editor
Rita Wilson Executive Producer
Haris Zambarloukos Cinematographer

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Scene Index

Disc #1 -- Mamma Mia!
1. "I Have a Dream"
2. "Honey, Honey"
3. "Money, Money, Money"
4. "Mamma Mia"
5. "Chiquitita"
6. "Dancing Queen"
7. "Our Last Summer"
8. "Lay All Your Love on Me"
9. "Super Trouper"
10. "Gimme! Gimme! Gimme!"
11. "Voulez-Vouz"
12. "Sos"
13. "Does Your Mother Know"
14. "Slipping Through My Fingers"
15. "The Winner Takes It All"
16. "I Do, I Do, I Do, I Do, I Do"
17. "When All Is Said and Done"
18. "Take a Chance on Me"
19. "Dancing Queen Reprise / Waterloo Encore (Credits)"
20. End Titles

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