Mamma Mia! Synopsis
A bride secretly invites to her wedding three men from her mother's (Meryl Streep) past.
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The Hollywood Reporter

By Ray Bennett
It's a delightful piece of filmmaking with a marvelous cast topped by Meryl Streep in one of her smartest and most entertaining...
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Boston Globe

By Wesley Morris
The movie takes the ABBA jukebox musical that ate London, and is still eating Broadway, and turns it into a surprisingly sensuous...
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San Francisco Chronicle

By Mick LaSalle
Mamma Mia! is fun, the music's terrific and the cast is appealing.
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USA Today

By Claudia Puig
The good-natured silliness is contagious. When Streep runs singing through a Greek village, it's like a spirited homage to "The Sound of...
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Wall Street Journal

By Joe Morgenstern
Yes, of course this is fairly old-fashioned entertainment, but it's really, really entertaining.
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Entertainment Weekly

By Owen Gleiberman
It's tempting to say that Mamma Mia! has the worst choreography of any big-screen musical in history, though that would imply that what...
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New York Daily News

By Elizabeth Weitzman
On the scale of modern musical adaptations, it's not a disaster of "The Producers" proportions. But it is missing the razzle-dazzle of a...
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By Bob Mondello
This plot is not being taken terribly seriously. It's mostly a pretext for songs that are mostly a pretext for acting silly.
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Rolling Stone

By Peter Travers
Meryl Streep can do anything: sing, dance, do splits, act her heart out. She (almost) saves this clumsy, overwrought film version of the...
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Philadelphia Inquirer

By Carrie Rickey
By turns entertaining and excruciating.
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Great fun , a must see. If you love ABBA and love the play you will love this movie. Filmed on location in the Greek Islands the scenery is beautiful. Meryl Streep CAN sing and so can most all of the...

Very not what I expected!

By saintandrew
OK. Mama Mia was on my “don't care” list. I didn't really plan to see it. First, because Theatrical Musicals usually have a tough time making it on the screen and I prefer them on Broadway, and...

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By Ronnie007
• Mamma Mia! If you like musical comedy you will love this movie. This movie brought me back to the 1970’s. It had great music, dancing and it was a fun, fun movie to see. The scene I liked the...

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By babygirl54
Haven't seen movie but saw stage play 2 times great story. Can't wait...

Here I go again......

By ChrisGroesch
At first I was really thinking there was no way they could do the Broadway show justice. Then I heard that Meryl Streep is an ABBA addict (like me BTW). Now I'm REALLY excited to see what they'll...

A great musical

By btooley
I cannot wait until this movie comes out. Meryl Streep is wonderful in any movie she stars in. The cast in this movie is great. It is on my must see list for the summer....

just to let you know

By soon2bfamous12
unless it isn't totally obvious or you've never heard of it, it is a MUSICAL! they didnt make that very apparent on the trailer so don't be surprised if in the film they break out in song. it is a...

it was good

By Babydoll0904
I saw mama mia on broadway and it was great and so was the movie. i love the music and it made me want to sign... i loved it so did my mother and daughter and husband... great movie.. the music was...

Nice try but not one of the better adaptations of a stage musical

By fairygirl43
Ended up going to see this primarily because my 10 year old niece didn't want to see The Dark Knight. It tried hard, but the movie wasn't one of the better adaptations of a staged musical. The...

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By c.lollar
The most exciting movie of the year. The music was fantastic but the singing was not so good....

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Rated PG-13 | For some sex-related comments
What Parents Need to Know
Common Sense Media says Upbeat, silly ABBA musical is flimsy but fun.
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