Directed and Screenplay by Ol Parker
Produced by Judy Craymer and Gary Goetzman
Story by Catherine Johnson, Richard Curtis, Ol Parker
Starring: Lily James, Amanda Seyfried, Christine Baranski, Julie Walters, Pierce Brosnan, Andy García, Dominic Cooper, Colin Firth, Stellan Skarsgård, Jessica Keenan Wynn, Alexa Davies, Jeremy Irvine, Josh Dylan, Hugh Skinner, Cher, and Meryl Streep.
Synopsis: It is a follow-up to the 2008 film Mamma Mia! Both a prequel and a sequel. The plot is set after the events of the first film, and also features flashbacks to 1979, telling the story of Donna Sheridan’s arrival on the island of Kalokairi and her first meetings with her daughter Sophie’s three possible fathers.
I was a bit worried that Donna (Meryl Streep) wasn’t going to appear in the movie, but she did later! Yes, I may be biased but even if she is not in it, the movie will still turn out great, and it did.
The continuity in the movie was perfect since it was also telling Donna’s story of her adventures of meeting Sophie’s possible fathers, and how she came to Kalokairi as well as showing the events set after the first film. Kudos to the editor! Peter Lambert did a good job of putting everything together.
I like the cinematography. Robert Yeoman did an amazing job at capturing the shots of the ocean, habour, the boat, and the other places, especially the main venues, the island and the house, where Donna and Sophie live their whole life. The scenes were breathtaking. It was like watching the unsinkable ship, Titanic on a reverse. From old to new. Yeoman really captured the details of the old and transitioned to the new.
The plot was as interesting as the first. But it was more intriguing to see it from somebody else’s point of view, which was entertaining.
(WARNING: SPOILERS) I was at the edge of my seat especially when Young Donna met Young Sam. As the viewer, I already know that they will end up together as it was said in the first movie. So seeing them all young here and carefree, and innocent was thrilling though I know what is about to happen next. The most painful scene to watch was when Donna found out that Sam was engaged to someone else. It was heartbreaking. BUT I know that they will see each other again. IN THE FUTURE. So there was nothing to worry, really. However, a part of me wanted to step into the movie and tell Sam not to go and ask him to confront her, telling her that he came back. Oh, my heart! That scene gave me so many feels!! And the ending, oh my heart, it still hurts.
I rate this movie 10/10.
That concludes my review. Donna’s and Sophie’s mother and daughter relationship reminded of how I am with my mother. All in all, it was enchanting to watch.
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