Review: Mamma Mia!

Mammia Mia! is a movie about Mia's mom, i.e my wife Linda get it? Ha ha that's lame, I know. Mamma Mia! The Movie is a 2008 stage-to-film adaptation of the 1999 West End musical of the same name, based on the songs of successful 70s pop group ABBA. The movie is about a girl named Sophie who's about to get married and she would like to have her father walks her down the aisle. The only problem is, she has got 3 possible fathers since her hippie 'flower power' mom screws around with two many guys at once. Anyway she sent out letters to her 3 possible dads and poof, they all came running to the Greek island where she and her mother lives right now, just like that.

Nevertheless, Sophie and her mom Donna still doesn't have any idea who's her real father is but in the end they decided it's probably Sam (Pierce Brosnan) anyway since he's the least ugly of them all (what do you expect? He's James Bond for pete's sake). After that, they finally have their big fat Greek wedding and lived happily ever after. The end.
For a musical, this movie is quite alright. Definitely much better than Hairspray but not as good as Grease. They probably shouldn't have asked Pierce Brosnan to sing though. He made William 'She bang-she bang'Hung sounds decent. If you're an ABBA fan this movie is absolutely for you. If you're a Chelsea fan, this movie is probably good for you too you know, to cheer you up after last week's beating. If you had worked for IKEA for over a year or so, then you're probably dead tired of listening to those songs in the movie. I'm not a huge fan of ABBA but I kept a couple of their mp3s so at least I could sing along to songs like Mamma Mia, Chiquitita and Dancing Queen (in my head only, of course). Most of the other songs though, I've never heard of so that kinda sucks. Like I said, I'm not a fan. The scenery around those beautiful Greek island is simply gorgeous. It just made me wanna fly there and sing and dance along to ABBA songs with the locals. In a nutshell: Entertaining.

Freshness rating: 78%


  1. the point here is they can always perform a DNA test to determine who sophie real father is right? so easy no need to create this movie. with DNA, problem solved..

  2. Nah you totally missed the point there. I watched this movie just to hear Pierce Brosnan sing :P