Coming up on Saturday at the Described Movies: Mamma Mia

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From this Saturday at 2am Eastern, that’s 8pm Saturday in NZ, 6pm in Sydney and 7am in the UK, and repeated every four hours throughout the day , it’s the described movie Mamma Mia from 2008.
Mamma Mia! (promoted as Mamma Mia! The Movie) is a 2008 jukebox musical romantic comedy film directed by Phyllida Lloyd and written by Catherine Johnson based on the 1999 musical of the same name, also written by Johnson, which itself is based on the songs of pop group ABBA, including the title song, with additional music composed by ABBA member Benny Andersson.
The film features an ensemble cast, including Christine Baranski, Pierce Brosnan, Dominic Cooper, Colin Firth, Amanda Seyfried, Stellan Skarsgård, Meryl Streep and Julie Walters.
The plot follows a young bride-to-be who invites three men to her upcoming wedding, each one with the possibility of being her father.
The film was an international co-production between Germany, the United Kingdom, and the United States, and was co-produced by Relativity Media, Playtone and Littlestar Productions.
Principal photography primarily took place on the island of Skopelos, Greece from August to September 2007.
The film was distributed by Universal Pictures.
Mamma Mia! held its world premiere on 30 June, 2008 at Leicester Square in London and premiered on 4 July, 2008 in Stockholm, Sweden, with Andersson, Björn Ulvaeus, Anni-Frid Lyngstad and Agnetha Fältskog in attendance.
The film was released theatrically on 10 July in the United Kingdom, on 17 July in Germany and on 18 July in the United States.
It received mixed reviews from critics, who praised the musical numbers and production values, but criticized the plot and casting of inexperienced singers, in particular Brosnan and Skarsgård. Nonetheless, the film was popular with audiences and grossed $615 million worldwide on a $52 million budget, becoming the fifth highest-grossing film of 2008.
A sequel, titled Mamma Mia! Here We Go Again, was released on July 20, 2018 with most of the main cast returning.
Directed by: Phyllida Lloyd.
Produced by: Judy Craymer and Gary Goetzman.
Screenplay by: Catherine Johnson.
Based on Mamma Mia!: by Catherine Johnson.
Starring: Meryl Streep, Pierce Brosnan, Colin Firth, Stellan Skarsgård, Julie Walters, Dominic Cooper, Amanda Seyfried and Christine Baranski.
Music by: Benny Andersson and Björn Ulvaeus.
Cinematography: Haris Zambarloukos.
Edited by: Lesley Walker.
Production company: Relativity Media, Littlestar Productions, Playtone.
Distributed by: Universal Pictures.
Release date: 30 June, 2008 (Leicester Square), 10 July, 2008 (United Kingdom), 17 July, 2008 (Germany), 18 July, 2008 (United States)
Running time: 108 minutes.
Country : United Kingdom, Germany and United States.
Language: English.
Budget: $52 million.
Box office: $615.7 million.
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