Mamma Mia - The Movie
Take a trip down the aisle you'll never forget!
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Meryl Streep leads an all-star cast in the feature-film adaptation of the beloved musical that has been seen by more than 30 million people in 160 cities and 8 languages around the world. Bringing the timeless lyrics and melodies of iconic super group ABBA to movie audiences,Summer 2008 is the season for Mamma Mia! The three women who created the worldwide smash stage hit—global producer Judy Craymer, writer Catherine Johnson and director Phyllida Lloyd—repeat their roles in bringing this joyful, musical story to the big screen. The Mamma Mia! film is produced by Judy Craymer and Gary Goetzman.
Mamma Mia!, the Broadway play, stars Michelle Dawson (Character: Donna Sheridan) and John Hemphill (character: Sam Carmichael) goof around backstage with CelebrateGreece.com's Cynthia Daddona and James Stathis
Pierce Brosnan, Colin Firth, Stellan Skarsgård, Christine Baranski,Julie Walters, Amanda Seyfried and Dominic Cooper join Streep in this celebration of a mother, a daughter and three possible dads. An independent, single mother who owns a small hotel on an idyllic Greek island, Donna (Streep) is about to let go of Sophie (Amanda Seyfried),the spirited daughter she’s raised alone. For Sophie’s wedding, Donna has invited her two lifelong best girlfriends—practical and no-nonsense Rosie (Julie Walters) and wealthy, multi-divorcee Tanya (Christine Baranski) —from her one-time backing band, Donna and the Dynamos. But Sophie has secretly invited three guests of her own. On a quest to findthe identity of her father to walk her down the aisle, she brings back three men from Donna’s past to the Mediterranean paradise they visited20 years earlier. Over 24 chaotic, magical hours, new love will bloomand old romances will be rekindled on this lush island full of possibilities. Inspired by the storytelling magic of ABBA’s songs from“Dancing Queen” and “S.O.S.” to “Money, Money, Money” and “Take a Chance on Me,” Mamma Mia! is a celebration of mothers and daughters,old friends and new family found.
* Director:Phyllida Lloyd
* Cast:Meryl Streep, Pierce Brosnan, Colin Firth, Stellan Skarsgard, Julie Walters
Wedding and Church: The wedding takes place in a tiny church built on a steep rock formation overlooking the Aegean Sea. Before Donna climbs up to the chapel, she pours her heart out to Sam, singing "The Winner Takes It All." The scene was filmed at the rustic Agios Ioannis sto Kastri on Skopelos Island, where you can scale the 100-plus stairs to the top of the dramatic cliff.
Fathers Meet: Sophie's prospective fathers meet for the first time when Sam (Pierce Brosnan) and Harry (Colin Firth) miss the last ferry to Kalokairi and Bill (Stellan Skarsgård) offers to take them on his boat. The scene was filmed on Skiathos, an island in the Aegean Sea about 85 miles north of Athens.
Fathers Retreat: When the men learn that Sophie's mother, Donna (Meryl Streep), doesn't want them at her daughter's wedding, they make a hasty retreat back to the mainland on Bill's boat. Determined to stop them, Sophie swims out to her could-be dads, and the group sings a playful rendition of "Our Last Summer." A peninsula off Glysteri beach, on the island of Skopelos, served as the scene's backdrop.
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