You'd have to be a blind caveman to not know ABBA, and that's just what makes this gorgeous film so magical. This movie is about a 20-year-old girl called Sophie(Amanda Seyfried, Karen from Mean Girls), who lives with her eccentric mother Donna (Meryl Streep, Sophie's Choice) on an idyllic Greek island where they own a crumbling resort. Sophie is soon to be married to British Sky (Dominic Cooper, the mummy from Night at the Museum), but she wants her father to give her away. The problem is, she doesn't know which of three possible men it could be! There's the cautious and reserved Harry (Colin Firth, Love Actually), the adventurous and funny Bill (Steven Skarsgard) and a rather moody and glamarous Sam (Pierce Brosnan, James Bond). As the wedding day gets closer and closer, Sophie warms to her secret guests, none of them knowing which is her true father. You'll have to find out who it is! **Evil Snicker**
And the best part? It's all to the music of ABBA! There's a few appearances from Benny and Bjorn, former ABBA stars, and a huge cast with enormous group dances like Voulez Vous, Dancing Queen and of course, Mamma Mia! Sophie sings an inspiring I Have A Dream and Sam and Donna have an intense duet S.O.S. At the screening I went to, I couldn't help but sing along to the catchy songs like Take A Chance On Me, and Honey Honey. But let's not stop at sound; there's a lot of yuimmy scrummy eye candy, too! Crystal Blue waters on the Greek coast make the scenery a pleasure for the mind. ALERT; IGNORE ALL REVIEWS! Pierce Brosnan is an actor, not Elvis, so there's reason why critics got all cranky. But his voice is actually pretty good! Meryl Streep and Amanda Seyfried both have beautifully full voices that suit their roles wonderfully, and even if you're not that into ABBA, just try and get lost in the movement and magic that is Mamma Mia.
Oh, and by the way? There ARE a few little peeps of rudeness, thus my dissaproval of a PG rating, but you'll overlook it because of the glam!