Mamma mia, here I go again

My my, how can I resist you?

This ABBA classic is the first thing that you will hear upon hearing the movie’s title but of course, there is a lot about this movie than what the popular song shares. With a stellar cast headed by Meryl Streep, Pierce Brosnan, Colin Firth, Stellan Skarsgard, Julie Walters, Dominic Cooper, Amanda Seyfried, and Christine Baranski, the hit 2008 movie made waves all over the globe.

The story follows the story of Sophie Sheridan (Seyfried) a young bride-to-be. While busy preparing for her wedding, she revealed to her bridesmaids Ali and Lisa that she secretly invited three men to her wedding – each part of her mother Donna’s past and with the possibility of being her father: Irish-American architect Sam Carmicheal, British banker Harry Bright, and Swedish adventurer and writer Bill Anderson.

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Sophie secretly invited the men because she dreams of being given away by her father during her wedding. Armed with the belief that by spending time with them, she will get to know which one is her father, she is confident that hers will be a wedding to remember.

For her part, Donna, a villa owner and is not very successful in running it, is giddy on her feet as she looks forward to reuniting with her former Dynamos bandmates Rosie and Tanya.

As the three men arrived, Sophie tried her best to hide them from her mother. She asked them to “surprise” her. Overhearing Donna work, they promised Sophie that her secret will be kept. Yet, the cat got out of the bag sooner than she wanted it as Donna spies on them and was dumbfounded to find her former lovers.

Donna confided with her friends Tanya and Rosie that she really doesn’t know who of the three is Sophie’s father. Meanwhile, the three men and her daughter were out sailing around Kalokairi aboard Bill’s yacht. Here, they shared about Donna’s carefree youth.

At her bachelorette party, Donna, Tanya, and Rose perform just as when the three men arrived. Sophie decided to talk to the three of them alone. Sophie learned from Bill that Donna got the money for the villa from his great-aunt Sofia. Sophie then guessed that Sofia is her namesake. She then asked Bill to give her away and keep it a secret until the wedding day. But then, her happiness was later changed into worry as the other men, Sam and Harry, both pulled her away and asked if they could give her away. It seems all three men have their hopes up that they are her father.

Like true friends to the rescue, Tanya and Rosie told Donna that they will take care of the men. Donna, on the other hand, confronted Sophie, thinking she wants the wedding stopped. However, Sophie told her mother that she simply wants to avoid the mistakes she made in the past.

Sam talks to Donna, concerned about her getting married so young. During their confrontation, they both realized that they still have feelings for each other.

When Sophie’s fiancé, Sky, reacted negatively to the deception. Broken-hearted, Sophie turned to her mother for support.

On the day of the wedding, as Donna was helping Sophie get dressed, they talked about the situation. Donna shared how she was disowned by her mother when she got pregnant. Touched by her mother’s story, Sophie asked her mother to give her away.

As the bridal party walks to the chapel, Sam intercepts. Donna then revealed how she felt so pained about losing him. Sam, on the other hand, shared that while he left Donna to marry another woman, he did not push through with it. He returned but Donna was already with another man.

The movie wrapped up with the three men agreeing not to have a paternity test to confirm who really is Sophie’s father. They decided to be one-third of a father to her instead.

Sophie then told Sky to postpone the wedding and travel the world. Just then, Sam proposed to Donna which she gladly accepted. They got married. At the reception, all of the couples shared their love for each other.

Sophie and Sky sail away.