Mamma Mia! (2008)
Critic Consensus: This jukebox musical is full of fluffy fun but rough singing voices and a campy tone might not make you feel like "You Can Dance" the whole 90 minutes.
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Critic Reviews for Mamma Mia!
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.
The legal definition of torture has been much aired in recent years, and I take Mamma Mia! to be a useful contribution to that debate.
The movie's spirit is somewhere between High School Musical and Hedwig and the Angry Inch; it's at once dorkily wholesome and proudly slutty.
If you're invited, you might as well enjoy yourself. Just don't say I didn't warn you. And don't you dare say I hate ABBA.
Audience Reviews for Mamma Mia!
You can't blame a musical for having too much singing, I suppose, but one has to wonder what a really great comedy script could have done with this. The actors are likable and seemingly had fun, the landscapes are beautiful, it all feels like a big summer party where someone plays shitty music. The creators clearly thought just adding one ABBA song after another works as a film, and the fans of the band might agree, but anyone who hopes for a bit of plot or surprises should have a hard time with this. Still, the good mood is somewhat infectious, you can't deny that.
I don't wanna talk... about the things I've gone through... watching this trashy, tacky and poorly directed ABBA musical in which nearly no one can sing decently - especially Pierce Brosnan, who sounds like a dog barking -, and it only makes me wonder what the point is.
Disgusting, awkward and improbable. I guess it captures Abba perfectly...except the band demonstrated better acting abilities in their stage performances. This film was true dreck.
Mamma Mia! Quotes
|Sam:||You always knew how to make an entrance.|
|Rosie:||It's very Greek.|
|Rosie:||Typical isn't it? You wait 20 years for a dad and then three come along at once.|