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MAMMA MIA! 2: Here we go again!

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Mamma Mia! It’s been a whole decade since the first movie came out. I’ll say for all you dancing queens out there that Mamma Mia was a huge bop especially when you got to sing along to every ABBA song in the whole movie. You know very well to bring your mother to watch this second one, she’ll have a great time reminiscing her golden youth- you’ll probably be surprised to witness the hidden dancing queen in her!

Heads up, though: It may be quite crucial to watch the first movie before you take a chance on this one. You’ll get totally lost if you haven’t- because the movie kicks off where they last left us. It’s a sequel, after all. Abuden?!

 

However, this time around the vibe is totally different. I’m gonna say it out loud now… Spoiler alert!!!

 

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DONNA IS DEAD.  

Yes. What a disaster. How could they possibly make another Mamma Mia movie without the main character in it?!

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Mamma Mia! 2 sets us on a very sentimental note. Donna (played by Meryl Streep) is dead, now Sophie (played by Amanda Seyfried) takes over her hotel business and throws a big reunion party with her mother’s dynamite best friends; Rosie (Julie Walters) and Tanya (Christine Baranski) and her three fathers; Sam (Pierce Brosnan), Harry (Colin Firth) and Bill (Stellan Skarsgard) . The movie also guides us through young Donna’s past experience to let us learn what got her to become the bombshell we know so well, played by Lily James, a new face to the Mamma Mia family. Hence, also featuring young versions of Donna’s best friends and boyfriends.

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Speaking of new faces, here’s a surprise… Cher is in the movie! Can you guess what’s her role?

 

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Honestly, the movie isn’t that mindblowing, but that doesn’t mean it wasn’t a fresh experience. While the first movie was all mamma drama and mostly upbeat songs, this time around there are ones that could make you cry. It is a sentimental story, after all. Love was in the air and I don’t mean in a romantic sense, the movie was more about the motherly love between Donna and Sophie. That sentiment alone makes this movie seem very simple, yet sweet and heartwarming.

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How can you resist this movie?! Mamma Mia 2 is definitely not a movie you should miss especially if you’re a sucker for bittersweet stories and feel-good tunes. I wouldn’t be surprised either if you end up listening to ABBA all year round.

 

 


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