History Theatre / MammaMia

8th May '16 1:29:52 AM TheOneWhoTropes
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''Mamma Mia!'' is a hit stage musical based around the music of {{ABBA}}. It was made into a 2008 film starring Creator/MerylStreep, Creator/PierceBrosnan, Creator/AmandaSeyfried, Creator/ColinFirth, Creator/StellanSkarsgard, Christine Baranski, Creator/JulieWalters and Creator/DominicCooper.

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''Mamma Mia!'' is a hit stage musical based around the music of {{ABBA}}.Music/{{ABBA}}. It was made into a 2008 film starring Creator/MerylStreep, Creator/PierceBrosnan, Creator/AmandaSeyfried, Creator/ColinFirth, Creator/StellanSkarsgard, Christine Baranski, Creator/JulieWalters and Creator/DominicCooper.



* {{ABBA}}
** EnforcedPlug, SubliminalAdvertising: For Abba's music.
10th Apr '16 2:10:22 PM masterofthehouse
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* AdaptationNameChange: Bill Austin becomes Bill ''Andersen'' in the film, since he's played by Swedish actor Creator/StellanSkarsgard.

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* AdaptationNameChange: Bill Austin becomes Bill ''Andersen'' ''Anderson'' in the film, since he's played by Swedish actor Creator/StellanSkarsgard.
10th Apr '16 2:09:06 PM masterofthehouse
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* AdaptationNameChange: Bill Austin becomes Bill ''Andersen'' in the film, since he's played by Swedish actor Creator/StellanSkarsgard.
6th Apr '16 1:17:02 AM ConnorJohn
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* DoesNotLikeShoes: In many stage productions, Sophie goes barefoot in the opening scene and many others. In the film, she is a barefoot bride (seen in posters and the end of the scene where Sky [[BridalCarry picks her up]].
30th Dec '15 4:10:33 AM daveryan3
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* CastingGag: An unintentional one: Pierce Brosnan also played Film/JamesBond in Film/GoldenEye, during which he remarked that [[MinnieDriver Minnie Driver's]] character was singing very badly ('who's strangling the cat?'). The most diplomatic thing that can be said about him choosing to take a major singing part in this film is that Minnie Driver had to ''intentionally'' sing badly.
2nd Sep '15 3:17:44 PM Fangusu
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* AgeLift: Donna is supposed to be in her early forties. Streep was nearly sixty when she did the role. On the other hand - this is ''Meryl Streep'' we're talking about.
** That's just the tip of the iceberg, though. All of the members of the older generation are played by actors close to retirement age.
*** Colin Firth was 48 at the time of filming, so one could argue that he's the only one who's the right age.


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* DawsonCasting: Donna is supposed to be in her early forties, but Streep was nearly sixty when she did the role. In fact, nearly all of the middle-aged adults are played by actors close to retirement age.
** Colin Firth was 48 at the time of filming, so one could argue that he averts this trope by actually being of the right age.
30th Jul '15 5:39:16 AM XFllo
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* ChristmasCake: mostly Tanya
4th May '15 2:23:07 PM nombretomado
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* TheCameo: Benny Andersson appears as a piano player during "Dancing Queen." Bjorn Ulvaeus appears as a member of the [[GreekMythology Greek Pantheon]] during "Waterloo."

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* TheCameo: Benny Andersson appears as a piano player during "Dancing Queen." Bjorn Ulvaeus appears as a member of the [[GreekMythology [[Myth/GreekMythology Greek Pantheon]] during "Waterloo."
2nd Apr '15 3:08:27 PM Silverblade2
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* BiTheWay: [[spoiler: Harry.]]



* StraightGay: [[spoiler: Harry.]]
23rd Mar '15 12:17:19 AM Adept
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** [[OnceAnEpisode Once A Showing]]: There's a big gap in the song "I Do" in which all eyes go to the character being exhorted to make the vows. At ''least'' one audience member will keep singing.

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** [[OnceAnEpisode Once A Showing]]: OnceAnEpisode: There's a big gap in the song "I Do" in which all eyes go to the character being exhorted to make the vows. At ''least'' one audience member will keep singing.



* ButNotTooGay: [[spoiler: Harry]] and his boyfriend gets maybe half a minute of screentime, on a generous count. No less than Creator/OrsonScottCard, known for his outspoken opposition to gay rights, commented that he found this [[EvenEvilHasStandards a disrespectful way to treat a gay character]].

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* ButNotTooGay: [[spoiler: Harry]] and his boyfriend gets maybe half a minute of screentime, on a generous count. No less than Creator/OrsonScottCard, known for his outspoken opposition to gay rights, commented that he found this [[EvenEvilHasStandards a disrespectful way to treat a gay character]].



* [[CoolOldGuy Cool Middle-Aged Guy]]: Bill

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* [[CoolOldGuy Cool Middle-Aged Guy]]: CoolOldGuy: Bill



* [[HonoraryUncle Honorary Aunts]]: Rosie and Tanya, to Sophie.

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* [[HonoraryUncle Honorary Aunts]]: HonoraryUncle: Rosie and Tanya, to Sophie.
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