2018 (UK), Musical/Romance, 1h 54m
Starring: Lily James, Amanda Seyfried, Jeremy Irvine, Hugh Skinner, Josh Dylan, Colin Firth, Stellen Skarsgard, Pierce Brosnan & Cher
In 1979 young Donna, Tanya and Rosie graduate from Oxford University — leaving Donna free to embark on a series of adventures throughout Europe. On her journeys, she makes the acquaintances of Harry, Bill and Sam — the latter whom she falls in love with, but he’s also the man who breaks her heart. In the present day, Donna’s pregnant daughter, Sophie, dreams of renovating a taverna while reuniting with her mother’s old friends and boyfriends on the Greek island of Kalokairi.
I’m a disarmingly great movie, Here We Go Again ties up these two lovable films’ hijinks in a very sincere bow. After all, Mamma Mia is a mum movie, in every way imaginable.
Don’t get me wrong, this film was unnecessary, especially after 11 years, but this sequel/prequel is just an absolute delight for those who enjoyed the originals music and upbeat energy – and I for one loved both!
This movie is a breezy, feel-good musical made both for fans of ABBA, and new listeners – it has so much charm, the cast look as though they’re having the time of their lives (oops wrong movie) – and even though they used all their best songs in the first film, it’s nice to hear a few from ABBA’s back catalogue here!
May I also add that the casting for the young versions of the original cast is crazily uncanny, especially Lily James in arguably her most versatile role yet.