Such A Great Movie!

Published On July 30, 2018 | By Carrie Buchanan |

I went to see Mamma Mia – Here We Go Again this weekend and it did not disappoint!

One of the best movies I have seen in a long time.

If you saw the first Mamma Mia you know the story.  Donna is a single mom on an island in Greece trying to turn it into an incredible tourist spot.  Her daughter Sophie is grown up and starting a life of her own and doesn’t necessarily want to be tied down to her mother’s dream.

It’s a beautiful story shared to the songs of Abba. Every song perfect.

Over the years I have shared the movie with my two daughters and it’s been our go-to for movie nights/ girls nights. We know every song, every word, every line.

A hundred times still isn’t enough.

You always approach a sequel with caution.  You expect disappointment.  It can’t be as good as the first one, right?

Some movies should be left alone. There should be no attempt at a follow up.  Not Mamma Mia.

I will admit I didn’t love the beginning number.  I was worried it was shaping up to be a terrible movie.

THEN —

Everything came together. The cast is brilliant and funny.  The story line was so perfectly written.  The way they weaved the first movie into the second is amazing.

We understand now.  How Donna got to be in Greece on an island.  By herself. A single mother. Why Sophia has three dads.

There was one huge twist in this movie I never expected. I didn’t see coming and I won’t give that away because I don’t want to ruin it for you.  But I will share this.  That “twist” will have you in tears if you’re as emotional as I am.

The ending was beautiful. Sad. But beautiful. And if I was at home, on my own, in my own living room – I would have ugly cried.  True story.

Some of the songs from the first one were done again – this time in a different way.

There was some closure to the first movie. There was a great deal of understanding of the characters. I know I noticed a few things that didn’t quite match up from the first movie.  A few inconsistencies if you will.  It doesn’t matter.  I would see it again and again and again.

Some movies need to be seen on the big screen, in surround sound with a theatre full of people clapping and singing along.  This is one of them.  Worth the money for the ticket and the super expensive movie theatre snacks.

A cast too good to pass up — Meryl Streep, Amanda Seyfried – who plays Sophie, Pierce Brosnan (who sings!) Lily James – (young Donna).  Downton Abbey fans will remember her as ROSE.  Colin Firth
Cher (yep, she plays the role of Gramma and she’s amazing) Julie Walters, Christine Branski, Stellan Skarsgard, Doniminic Cooper and Andy Garcia.

The cast was phenomenal.

My favourite part – as in the first – the big finale. The end of the movie when the entire cast comes together to sing an Abba favourite.

It’s big and bold and exciting and fun and funny and just ends the movie perfectly!

On a scale of 1 – 10 — I’m giving Mamma Mia – Here We Go Again — a 10. AMAZING and fun.

Go see it!

 

 

 

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