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Mamma Mia!

Rated PG-13 for some sex-related comments.

PG-13 In Theaters 07/18/2008 , 108min.
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Plot & Details

Longing to discover the identity of her true father before she exchanges her wedding vows, the daughter of a once-rebellious single mother secretly invites a trio of paternal candidates to her upcoming wedding in this feature adaptation of the beloved stage musical. Independent-minded single mother Donna (Meryl Streep) has always done her best to raise her spirited daughter, Sophie (Amanda Seyfried), while simultaneously running a successful hotel on a small Greek island, but now the time has come for this hardworking mom to finally let go. In just a few days, Sophie will be married, and Donna will stand by bittersweetly as her little girl takes flight. Of course, Donna's lifelong friends Rosie (Julie Walters) and Tanya (Christine Baranski) will both be present at the wedding, but unbeknownst to the mother, Sophie has furtively invited three very special guests of her own. When Sophie walks down the aisle on that fateful day, she wants her father to hand her off. The only problem is that Donna has never revealed the true identity of Sophie's father, leaving the resourceful future bride to narrow the list down to three potential candidates. Now, as three key figures from Donna's past return to the picturesque Mediterranean shores they all walked 20 years prior, one beautiful bride will discover the secret of her past while one lonely mother finds out that it's never too late for a little romance. Phyllida Lloyd, director of both the original London sensation as well as the hit Broadway incarnation, makes her feature directorial debut with this big-screen version of the beloved musical featuring 22 classic ABBA hits. Pierce Brosnan, Colin Firth, Stellan Skarsgård, and Dominic Cooper co-star.

Awards

British Academy of Film and Television Arts

Year Award CategoryCast & Crew Result
2008 British Academy of Film and Television Arts Best Music Benny Andersson Nominated
2008 British Academy of Film and Television Arts Best Music Björn Ulvaeus Nominated
2008 British Academy of Film and Television Arts Best British Film Nominated
2008 British Academy of Film and Television Arts Carl Foreman Award Judy Craymer Nominated

Golden Globes

Year Award CategoryCast & Crew Result
2008 Hollywood Foreign Press Association Best Picture - Musical or Comedy Nominated
2008 Hollywood Foreign Press Association Best Performance by an Actress in a Motion Picture - Musical or Comedy Meryl Streep Nominated

American Cinema Editors Guild

Year Award CategoryCast & Crew Result
2008 American Cinema Editors Guild Best Edited Feature - Comedy or Musical Lesley Walker Nominated

British Academy of Film and Television Arts

Year Award CategoryCast & Crew Result
2008 British Academy of Film and Television Arts Best Music Benny Andersson Nominated
2008 British Academy of Film and Television Arts Best Music Björn Ulvaeus Nominated
2008 British Academy of Film and Television Arts Best British Film Nominated
2008 British Academy of Film and Television Arts Carl Foreman Award Judy Craymer Nominated

Costume Guild Awards

Year Award CategoryCast & Crew Result
2008 Costume Guild Awards Best Art Direction in a Contemporary Film Ann Roth Nominated

Karlovy Vary International Film Festival

Year Award CategoryCast & Crew Result
2008 Karlovy Vary International Film Festival Film Presented Nominated

Women Film Critics Circle

Year Award CategoryCast & Crew Result
2008 Women Film Critics Circle Best Comedic Actress Meryl Streep Won

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