Mamma Mia

Starring Meryl Streep, Julie Walters, Pierce Brosnan, Colin Firth, Stellan Skarsgaard and Amanda Seyfried. Directed by Phyllida Lloyd
Running Time: 108 mins
Rated: Rated PG (mild sexual references and coarse language)

Mamma Mia, here we go again.

The trouble is that Abba songs and their catchy tunes have been around for over three decades and they have lodged securely (and are ready for replay) in the neural grooves of those of us who are not as young as we used to be. The theatre musical that has been playing round the world for almost ten years has reinforced their popularity and with some younger audiences as well.

Mamma Mia is one film that is definitely critic-proof. Fans will want to see (and hear) it, no matter what. For those who detest Abba songs, nothing will get them to go to see it. Fair enough. But what about those of us who are stranded somewhere along the love-hate continuum? Since this reviewer finds himself there, a few comments may be in order

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