Love this movie, couldn't help smiling and dancing along. A delight from beginning to end and the fact that all the actors did their own singing was amazing.
Splendid! Such a feel good sing along movie. Perfect for a girls night.
i just love this movie,everyone knows the songs,big abba fan.well made
So much girly fun. I enjoyed immensely! I loved the music and all the silliness that goes along with the gal pals and the wedding planning.
Pierce Brosnan was awful. Whoever cast him shouldn't be involved in any sort of musicals or films involving music. I have no idea who would have done better but he can't have been the first pick surely.
If you love ABBA you will enjoy the movie.
You probably have to be a real Abba fan to like this.
Musicals are supposed to be over the top! It is an amazing feel good movie!
very dissapointing. if you love Abba music thats about the only plus! Acting is very mediocre?
I'm a big ABBA fan as I grew up listening to their music...I have to say I have mixed feelings about this movie, the whole thing is ridiculously over the top, frequently cringeworthy, funny and at times unintentionally funny but if you can somehow put that aside and not take anything in the movie seriously (especially the non-existant plot), then it's pretty fun and entertaining...worst part of this movie? Anytime Pierce Brosnan opened his mouth to sing...PLEASE stick to acting!
Love musicals, this one is a favourite for me and my partner.
Awful. Wooden acting. Unrealistic. Bad medium for Whatshername. Just wanted it to end.
Horrible! I cant believe i listened to all of those reviews! I love a musical and a romance but even I couldn't handle it!
Brilliant!!! The songs and plot are perfect!!!! Absolutely love it!!!!
Fantastic! I laughed 'til I cried and played it over many times.
Brilliantly funny - and different. Never imagined I'd like it but even my husband really enjoyed it.
Fantastic as always seen the live show twice enjoyed it all
Lasted about 20 minutes, maybe it would have got better but I couldn't stand it any longer.
Absolutely loved it .Meryl is the best.
Very corny and some rather dodgy singing (oh dear - Pierce Brosnan!) - but it was a bit of fun. Definitely one for the girls - my husband refused to watch it! Ok to watch if you want something light and fluffy and feel like a good laugh!
Best movie in a long while
Terrific movie.Was not expecting it to be that way,total surprise.Went out and bought it.
I enjoyed this movie,happy singing,dancing and everyone having a good time.Meryl streep and pierce brosnan singing,WOW! and colin firth as a gay man,sure made a change from the horror movies that I usually get and the Abba songs,fantastic.
Wonderful movie, as a singer I had to admire actors who don't normally sing as enjoying singing. Very passionate performances. Check out after the movie finishes - three straight guys looking like Elvis gay guys. Life is about fun, and this is it.
Get your daughters, Mums!
Get your girlfriends, grills!
A takeaway, a glass of red (or two), lots of chocolate and go girls!
More fun than we could possibly imagine. Both my daughter and I had studiously avoided watching this movie until my big sister hammered me about it.
A word of warning! Sleep over. Don't let your boyfriend or husband pick you up afterwards. And... give up trying to sing with the singalong unless everyone promises not to laugh and never to pass comment on your wonderful vocal abilities!!
Just got to get to the Greek islands!
Never thought that I would enjoy Meryl streep bursting into song every time she turned around, but this cracked me up.
very good movie, a bit to long perhaps, very entertaining
Great to listen to Abba songs again as they are just classics for all ages! Meryl Streep was great and should persue more singing..
I thought I would love this because I loooooooved the musical when it came to Melbourne years ago. But this was rubbish. Hated Meryl Streep in it. It was just plain bad.
My sort of movie loved it
Oh dear! I love musicals, but not this one. I am of the Abba generation and have enjoyed their music, but the weak storyline in this movie was just a painful excuse to include as many Abba hits as possible. The best way I can put it is that Abba songs are great WHEN SUNG BY ABBA, not by big-name actors who can't really sing. This might have been better if they'd gone with real singers but only marginally. I will not be watching this again...
This movie is fantastic. I had an offer to go see this on the stage, but declined. So I thought I would see what the hype is about. The cast is great, the scenery is to die for and I thought it was wonderful how the movie is based around the wonderful songs of Abba. Definitely a 5/5 for me.
good movie liked it and enjoyed the movie
As an unabashed ABBA/musical fan, this movie did it with style and talent. Fantastic movie that you could watch over and over again, just for the music!
I am a ABBA fan and love the movie. The movie is very enjoyable for family entertainment. The storyline is around the songs that makes it very entertaining.
enjoyed this musical, very well made :)
I loved this film. I even sang along with it. How bad is that? Pretty bad if anyone has heard me sing LOL Absolutely loved it. Totally recommend
Definiately a chick flick - I thought it was hilarious especially when 007 'sings'!
I liked this movie-- surprising considering I don't like Abba, or musicals
If you love to just watch feel good movies then this one wont disappoint. As per the musical, it's just a big excuse for an Abba singalong, but a fun one at that!
Loved this movie from start to finish. Would love to see the stage production it would be fantastic. Great for a girls night in.
this is a wonderful movie! just make sure you like musicals! It is the type of movie you could invite your friends around for a girl's night and be assured you will be up and singing along with it! A lot of fun!
Enjoyable, but not as dynamic as I was expecting. I saw the musical and loved it. The movie falls a little flat. Best thing about it is the scenery of the location.
A great feel good movie, the music is just awesome but I am a huge ABBA fan.
absolute rubbish! i tried so hard to like it as it has some quality actors in it and its set on a beautiful greek island, it was corny, cheesy and lame, it seemed like a desperate attempt to create a story so that they could break into an abba song every few minutes, its put me off ever considering to go and see the musical , i think they did a much better job on "muriels wedding"
absolutely embarrassing for all involved - too much wrong to go into it but respected actors prancing around waving their arms and killing abba songs just about sums it up.
Entertaining and exciting for the whole family
have to dissagree with 'diddles' saw the show on the West End & loathed it. The film was fun entertaining & the so-called miscasting was very 'tongue -in-cheek'. Thought it was a brilliant happy film.
Excellent movie...and they all sang!
Wonderful entertainment...no-one in this movie (Streep or Brosnan in particular) can really sing but who cares....Fernando wasn't sung..pity..it's my fave.....exotic location..usual storyline about love and happiness..no violence, sex or shooting...you gotta love this..a 10/10 definately..go get!!
Good lighthearted movie except that Pierce Brosnan can't sing very well. I was biased having seen the musical already and so compared the movie to it and the singing was far superior in the musical.
Very nice movie great trip down memory lane absoulutely loved all the old abba classics and pierce brosnan and meryl streep look great. Well worth watching for fans of abba.
Possibly one of the worst films i have ever seen, it was such a colour by numbers film, terrible story line, terrible acting, woeful singing, I generally really love musicals but this is the first one EVER that really made me want to puke TWICE just to get the vile taste out. it's an insult and a assult! I just don't get why everyone loves it?
Not what I had expected. Poor acting, terrible story line (I know it is a musical) and woeful singing. Give it a miss.
This has to be the worst movie I've ever seen. It was embarrassing!
Would have been a great movie except for Pierce Brosnan's singing. Did he take lessons before attempting to make this? Is worth the watch just to get a laugh.
If you were born in the 60's as I was and enjoyed music you could actually sing the words to a song you c ould understand you will enjoy this movie... I also enjoyed seeing the well know movie stars doing some thing entirely different from there normal characters they play in their movies .
The cast has been well chosen for this movie and their voices are Good for the songs.......
I have now watched this movie several times in the fortnight I hired it and am deffinetly going to Purchase my own copy for keepsake ...
OMG I hate musicals, most boring movie, what were the producers thinking!
My girls loved this movie, the singing was great and lively. I did find it a bit strange to have Pierce Brosnan signing, but hey he is good to look at. A good movie overall
As someone who is deffinately not an ABBA fan it was with some trepidation I sat down with my wife (a big ABBA fan) to watch this DVD. I was soon surprised to find my self laughing along with the rediculous plot and characters this is a funny movie for all not just ABBA fans.
Definately a girls movie.. its the ABBA songs that make it..
I think the play is much better..
Why do American made movies always seem to make a point of having a "token" gay and or black guy even when its not called for or needed as part of the story line???
Otherwise an enjoyable musicial.. Amanda Seyfried has such a lovely voice and if you can get over the other actors trying to sing..its very watchable. You will start singing along with the ABBA songs...
great movie had to watch it again and again. going to buy it to keep watching it.
Great actors: light, fun and memorable... hmmm some interesting 'tones' to the great ABBA songs.
Very entertaining. Unexpectedly enjoyable. Lots of fun and laughts. The whole family was singing along with nearly every song. Highly recommended.
Somewhat disappointing - saved only by the music. By music, I mean the songs themselves and _not_ the singing. Why they went with big name actors who can barely sing rather than qualified singers who can at least act enough is beyond me.
Is a chick flick - I found it boring I would give it one star but my wife throughly enjoyed it
Do have a good laugh. This is a feel good movie and worth watching.
Dreadful. Lame choreography, some truly awful singing, a cheese-fest script and shoddy direction.
What could have been joyous and uplifting was ruined by the casting of known-name ACTORS rather than singers, who couldn't dance OR sing.
Such a disappointment.
I watched this for the second time and loved it this time around. The cast looked like they were thoroughly enjoying themselves. Meryl Streep, Christine Baranski and Julie Walters were fantastic. The boys weren't too bad either but Pierce Brosnan should stick to acting only.
I did not enjoy this movie I was only able to watch 30 minutes and turned it off. I don't think this role suited Streep. Her other movies are better.
I just don't guess what all the fuss is about. I thought this movie was shockingly bad!! It's not that I'm not an ABBA fan... I just really hated the movie. Was really dissapointed because I love Meryl Streep, Pierce Brosnan and Colin Firth. How did such a lacking script get such a great cast?! Don't waste time watching this movie... just buy an ABBA cd instead.
This is probably one of the most painful movies i have watched in a long long time. Pierce Brosnan should not have been singing, each of his numbers grates on your ear drums. The other numbers are ok but it's all just way too cheesey for my liking. Pity i like Abba normally!
The WORSE movie I have EVER seen! Meryl Streep
What a hoot. Meryl Streep is just fantastic and the whole movie is a whole lot of feel good fun. Pierce Brosnan does make a better James Bond than he does a singer.
Excellent movie, excellent cast. I loved it! Would recommend watching it!
Once I got over the expectation that everyone in this musical can actually sing (and I'd suggest you do that too) this was a huge amount of fun. The music is excellent (good work Benny, we bought the soundtrack) and Amanda Seyfried an awesome choice for her role.
Does anyone else think Pierce sounds like David Bowie!??
such a great movie, so much fun, and one that u can watch again and again!!!
Sit back and enjoy the ride...this movie is sheer fun and excitement. ABBA music is great even though it is sung by others. Amanda Seyfried is brilliant and Meryl Street is extremely expressive with the lyrics. Pierce Bronsan struggled with the singing...but who cared...this is just one entertaining movie...just enjoy it. Five stars plus.
Great cast and a riot a minute. Don't miss this one - even though Pierce can't sing for nuts it will get your toes tapping that's for sure.
A good one for the girls and ABBA fans. I sang all the way through. Brilliant cast.
I really enjoyed this movie even though I was too young to know all the songs I thought they put it together brilliantly.
Good movie, although I had to get in the "zone" of watching a musical movie. It's an unashamedly fabulous musical with some real toe-tapping moments. Meryl proves she is great at anything and has an excellent singing voice! Pierce Brosnan's takes some getting used to!
Bit disappointed. 4 stars mainly due to the ABBA music, I expected more, scenery is beautiful, Streep & Seyfried (young girl ) can sing but with the support cast they used 'name' actors in a musical, surely they could have found actors that could hold a tune as well as act. I cringed on some notes ( especially Brosnan) They spoilt the wonderful ABBA songs slightly (wife disagreed ) Anyway highly recommended but should / could have been even better in my view !!
What a fun movie for this 30 woman.
Fantastic - even better than I expected. Great fun and non-stop too. Although Pierce Brosnan's singing was pretty woeful - it didn't matter - just added to his character.
Really wonderful, good old fashioned, musical fun. Probably more a chick flick though I guess.
If you like Abba you will love Mamma Mia. Younger people may find the movie cringeworthy but everyone else will see this for what it is, a fun-filled joyous film that challenges you to sit still. Outstanding movie that joins my top ten musicals of all time.
Chances are, that if you have a pulse, you will love this DVD.
At 1 star I'm being generous... I never take the time to write reviews but I felt it my duty to report how awful this movie was.
I get the feeling it could have been a good movie, but for the totally rediculous casting. Big-name stars who were obviously chosen to boost the movie's status, failing to convince me with poor acting and singing. Pierce Brosnan looked uncomfortable every time he tried to hold a tune, and Meryl Streep seems incapable of acting, singing and dancing simultaneously.
This DVD would make a great gift for someone you really dislike, just not the nextdoor neighbours...
Chessy or Girly... can't decide. The world is not used to seeing old lady dancing around and sing. Although Streep did give a wonderful performance, maybe if there's more movie like this one and viewers get more used to the idea.
Overall... when first the movie started you squirm a little bit... but after a few while it's not so bad... than quite enjoyable.
Feel good movie of the century! Must see!
This was one of the most painful movie going experiences I have ever had! Old women on the make, 007 trying to sing, OMG...!! Let your wife and her mum watch it, but make sure you're out of the house first.
This is an absolute must see. I loved it and can't wait to see it again. Fun to watch and extremely well made. Shame Pierce can't sing though!!!
I seen this in the cinamas and it was great! The movie was well written and the actors performed well!