Mamma Mia! (DVD)

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Mamma Mia! (DVD)

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MAMMA MIA became a West End smash when it hit London back in late nineties. With a story framed around the music of the Swedish pop band Abba, crowds ...

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“FAIL!”

published 01/09/2008

ProGood songs, some of the cast are having fun

ConsPoor singing; invisible choreography; badly writte...

There are two things which are required to make a musical great. The first, perhaps obviously, is that the songs should be good. The second, and this is less obvious, is that the plot should be memorable in it's own right. In other words, you should get the story down first before you start...

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Super

Profunny, ful of energy and the great timeless ABBA s...

Consbit too silly in places, no really surprising plot...

Mamma Mia! Finally I've seen the film and afterwards I was jumping with energy the movie boasted me with, so I couldn't not start writing this review. I can't tell about elsewhere, but here in Prague Mamma Mia! has become a symbol of this summer, full of fun, dancing and singing, love, sun...

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Not for me

ProSome decent performances.

ConsA series of Abba songs being murdered by unqualifi...

Sophie lives with her bohemian mother Donna on a remote Greek island where they run a hotel together. She is about to get married to her fiancé Sky, but there's one thing missing in her life; a father. She reads her mother's diary from the summer before she was born and discovers there are three...

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Good

“Don't believe the hype!”

published 22/03/2009

ProUplifting

ConsDrags at times

Mamma Mia as I’m sure you’ll all know is the 2008 smash hit musical based on the songs from Swedish 70’s pop band ABBA. Infact Mamma Mia was so successful that it actually broke the record originally set by Titanic way back in 1997 to be the highest grossing film in the UK of all time. The film...

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Excellent

“Here we go again! Mamma!”

published 18/07/2008

ProEnergetic fun.

ConsSome bad notes.

Mamma Mia Went to go and see this for my birthday today and absolutely loved it. The acting yes could have been better and they could have hired actors that maybe sung a little bit better than Colin Firth & Peirce Brosnon but other than that it was an enjoyable film, but goes a bit unseen by the...

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Super

ProHilarious, feel good film that you can sing along ...

ConsNot the strongest plot in the world

Film - Mamma Mia! Main actors - Amanda Seyfried, Meryl Streep, Pierce Brosnan, Stellan Skarsgard, Colin Firth Certificate - PG Running Time - 108 minutes Genre - Musical, Romantic Comedy The film version of the stage musical Mamma Mia has been out a few years now, since 2008. When it came out...

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Super

ProGreat music and atmosphere

ConsHideously cheesy at times

When Sophie, who lives on an idyllic Greek island with her mother Donna, decides to get married, she wants absolutely everyone there. And that includes her father, whom she doesn't know. Finding a diary of her mothers from the year she was born, she discovers three possible names - Harry, Sam and...

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Excellent

ProFunny, warm, great cast, great songs, a real feel-...

ConsVery slightly inferior to the stage version

Last night, I went to the cinema to see Mamma Mia with my mother-in-law (while my husband, son and youngest daughter saw Hancock). I saw the stage version of Mamma Mia in January this year and thought it was brilliant. I'm also a big Abba fan and have been for about thirty years, so I'm in the...

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Excellent

Profantastic feel good film

Consnone

Just a note before I start to say that this is a film only review due to the fact that as far as I know the DVD has not yet been released! I had a fabulous evening out at the cinema yesterday watching what must be the ultimate feel good film of the year! I had heard a lot about it and I was not...

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“Here we go again!”

published 27/07/2008

ProFun, great acting and all the classic songs

ConsSome will not like the amount of singing

A few nights ago I went to see this film at the cinema with my mum and I thought I would share my thoughts on the film. The story: The film follows the storyline of Sophie who lives with her mum and fiance on the island of Greece and is getting married. She wants her father to give her away but...

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“Not Just For Abba Fans”

published 29/10/2009

ProGreat performances, great fun, the songs (If you l...

ConsYounger cast are a bit flat

Last Christmas, my mum asked for Mamma Mia! on DVD because my dad wouldn't let her rent it. Come Christmas day and after eating copiously and drinking similarly we sat down (dad excluded) to watch (mercifully not the sing-a-long version). I was apprehensive. I'm not good with musicals and I'm...

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Super

ProA film that is suitable for young and old alike, t...

ConsThe main plot device may need a bit of explaining ...

Mamma Mia - Take a chance on me!! After all this is now the most successful UK film (overtaking Titanic) and the fastest selling DVD. I was lucky enough to see this musical on Broadway in New York, soon after it opened and really enjoyed it. I could not visualise how it would transfer to the...

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Super

ProBright, loud and alot of fun

ConsMusical purists will not be impressed.

A bit of backstory first... Me and my other half often disagree and bicker about the movies we see. Our preferences are along traditional gender lines: ME - action movies, something intellectual or a bit juvenile will normally hit the spot. HER - something girlie: kookie or romantically inclined...

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Excellent

“Who's Your Daddy?!”

published 08/09/2008

Proreally funny, heartwarming good old fashioned fun!

ConsPierce Brosnan...actually nah, its fantastic!

Before I write this review, it might be best to confess that I've watched Mama Mia twice at the cinema - once with a female friend and another with my boyfriend - so I feel like I am more than qualified to give an honest review of this! ~~ Background And Plot ~~ Just a bit of background first...

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Good

ProSome funny parts, lots of Abba hits

ConsYoung actors/actresses were poor

Mamma Mia was a film that had won rave reviews on here when I went to watch it, I've never really been one for musicals as I tend to find them cheesy and bad taste. Mamma Mia was set in a great location amongst Greek islands with emerald seas, rugged cliffs and old run down farmhouses. At the...

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Product Information : Mamma Mia! (DVD)

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MAMMA MIA became a West End smash when it hit London back in late nineties. With a story framed around the music of the Swedish pop band Abba, crowds loved its raucous, dance party vibe. Now it comes to the silver screen, with some truly delightful performances from the likes of Meryl Streep and Pierce Brosnan. It is the story of Sophie (Amanda Seyfried), a young woman living on a picturesque Greek island with her mother, Donna (Streep). Together, Donna and Sophie run a ramshackle island inn, and they are in the midst of preparing for Sophie's wedding. As the wedding approaches, Sophie becomes troubled by the fact that she has never known her father. She was the result of one of her mother's summer flings, and her mother has never revealed her father's identity. When Sophie stumbles upon her mother's diary, she learns that there are three possible men who could be her dad. Without telling her mother, she invites all three to her wedding. When Harry (Colin Firth), Sam (Brosnan), and Bill (Stellan Skarsgard) all arrive at the same time, Donna is of course shocked and overwhelmed by seeing her old lovers again after such a long time. She turns to her two best friends, Tanya (Christine Baranaki) and Rosie (Julia Walters), for their support, and vows to just get through the wedding and weekend. Meanwhile, Sophie spends time with each man, determined to learn the truth.<BR>Major hi-jinks and confusion ensues, all amidst the utterly romantic scenery, and the rather irresistible, swelling love ballads. Streep has a lovely singing voice, and to watch her throw herself into this whimsical role is truly a delight. She looks like she is having a ball, and it is hard not to shimmy along with her. Baranski reliably delivers an over-the-top showstopper, and Brosnan's tender singing voice makes his character all the more touching. The film strives to be a jubilant celebration of mother/daughter relationships and the love between good friends, and it is hard to resist its many charms.

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Main Language: English

Technical Information

Aspect Ratio: 16:9 Anamorphic Wide Screen

Sound: Dolby Digital Stereo, 2.0 Surround

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Review: Cute, clean, camp fun, full of sunshine and toe tappers (Empire, 09/07/2008)<br><br>

Release Details

Studio(s): UNIVERSAL PICTURES UK; CINRAM LOGISTICS (SWINDON)

DVD Region: DVD

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