Set on a Greek Island, a young woman, Sophie (Amanda Seyfried), about to be married discovers that any of the three men could be her father. Sophie has never net her father and after taking a sneak-peek at her mum’s diary, she realised there were three lovers her mother had before Sophie was born. So she decides to invite all three to her wedding without her mother, Donna (Meryl Streep), knowing.
I have always wanted to watch Mamma Mia for some time now but have never gotten round to it. The storyline is well thought out and the dances are well put together. It really all brought the film together. I do love a good musical and ABBA so this was just a win win anyways. I enjoyed every minute of it. Meryl Streep was astounding as always – she really let her hair down in this film and acted amazingly. She is nothing like how you see her act in ‘The Devil Wears Prada’. Her comedic persona really came through and made this whole film a great watch.
This movie is definitely something to enjoy with the girls; a great sing-along to the ABBA classics from ‘honey, honey’ to ‘I have a dream’. I even found myself singing along without even knowing. It is just a lighthearted fun film. What is also good is that Mamma Mia doesn’t take itself too seriously. It is just a laugh and a great slumber party sleepover kind of film. It is something where you can just invite all your girls around – popcorn, drinks, blankets and definitely hairbrushes for those karaoke moments!
A good mix of tears, laughter and love that will make you feel like you’re a part of the gang and enjoy every bit of this movie. The cast members were all wonderful singers and especially the two lead actresses Meryl Streep and Amanda Seyfried impressed me. A well-made movie that is worth watching more than once!
Director: Phyllida Lloyd
Cast: Meryl Streep, Pierce Brosnan, Amanda Seyfried…