Mamma Mia! The Movie [DVD] [2008]

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Meryl Streep leads an all-star cast in the feature-film adjustment of the beloved musical that has been seen by more than 30 million people in 160 cities and 8 languages worldwide.



The delirious sight of Meryl Streep leading a river of multigenerational females singing "Dancing Queen" is one of the high points of Mamma Mia!, the musical developed around the tunes of the extremely popular pop group ABBA. The plot sets in motion when Sophie (Amanda Seyfried, Mean Girls), daughter of Donna (Streep), sends out a letter to 3 males, welcoming them to her wedding event-- due to the fact that after reading her mother's journal, she thinks that a person of them is her father. When all 3 arrive at the Greek island where Donna runs a hotel, Donna turns out and finds that enthusiasms she thought she 'd laid aside are coming back to life. Let's face it, the plot is not the point-- it's an absurd contrivance that supplies an excuse for the characters to sing the massive hits of ABBA. Regrettably, newbie film director Phyllida Lloyd (who directed the original stage production) has drawn excessive efficiencies from everyone involved, even Streep; every production number hammers its vitality into your eyeballs. Which is too bad, due to the fact that Mamma Mia! is a rarity: A middle-aged romance. The kids start things off, but the story is truly about Streep and the 3 men (previous James Bond Pierce Brosnan, previous Mr. Darcy Colin Firth, and Swedish star Stellan Skarsgard), along with Donna's best good friends (Christine Baranski, best known from the TELEVISION program Cybill, and Julie Walters, Calendar Girls). It's a romantic funny aimed at individuals who were around when all these tunes were new, which's an age group Hollywood largely ignores. For that alone, Mamma Mia! deserves to find an audience.--Bret Fetzer


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