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Issue: Winter 2008

Mamma Mia movie review

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A young bride invites her mother's ex-lovers to her own wedding in hopes that she will discover the identity of her father.

Interspersed with the songs of ABBA, this musical give grown-up audiences a chance to walk down memory lane with some well-known actors. For the youngsters, this is a chance to develop the guilty pleasure that is the music of ABBA.

Set in the idyllic Mediterrean, this is undoubtedly as frothy as the original hit songs. A familiar cast not known for their singing performances have a good time in an unfamiliar genre.

The story is familiar and unpretentious. Mamma Mia is something fun to watch while munching your favourite movie snacks. Worth an unimproving look.

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by Ali Kayn
Due for Australian release July 2008
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Title: Mamma Mia (2008)
Written by: Catherine Johnson (book, screenplay)
Directed by: Phyllida Lloyd
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The Players: Meryl Streep, Pierce Brosnan, Colin Firth, Stellan Skarsg?rd, Christine Baranski, Julie Walters

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