History Theatre / MammaMia

10th Aug '17 1:35:47 AM ClintEastwood
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* BrickJoke / CallBack: At the beginning, Rosie describes herself as a lone wolf. Bill describes himself as the same later on, which is the cue she needs to pursue him.

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* BrickJoke / CallBack: BrickJoke[=/=]CallBack: At the beginning, Rosie describes herself as a lone wolf. Bill describes himself as the same later on, which is the cue she needs to pursue him.


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* CreatorCameo: Benny Andersson is the pianist in "Dancing Queen".
13th Jul '17 2:03:13 PM lachance
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* AmbiguousTimePeriod: The film came out in 2008, though signs point to the events taking place in the '90s, which makes sense since the original stage musical premiered in 1999. 20-year-old Sophie is explicitly said to have been conceived "at the end of flower power", i.e. 1969-1972. Harry's relationship with Donna ran during The Sex Pistols' early career with Decca and Virgin - 1975. Sophie being 20 would place the action in 1995.

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* AmbiguousTimePeriod: The film came out in 2008, though signs point to the events taking place in the '90s, which makes sense since the original stage musical premiered in 1999. 20-year-old Sophie is explicitly said to have been conceived "at the end of flower power", i.e. 1969-1972. Harry's relationship with Donna ran the early sixties to late seventies. This and the fact that the musical seems to take place during The Sex Pistols' early career internet adoption time, what with Decca and Virgin - 1975. Sophie being 20 would place Sky's advertising venture, clocks the action in 1995.at the early to mid nineties.
13th Jul '17 1:47:55 PM lachance
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* AnachronismStew: Most glaringly, although the film is apparently set in the early 2000s, 20-year-old Sophie is explicitly said to have been conceived "at the end of flower power", i.e. 1969-1972. And even this is contradicted - early Net adoption was in 1993-1995 in the UK. This may lock closer to Sophie's age and Sky's advertising venture.
** Harry's relationship with Donna ran during The Sex Pistols' early career with Decca and Virgin - 1975. Sophie being 20 would place the action in 1995 - early Net adoption time.

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* AnachronismStew: Most glaringly, although the AmbiguousTimePeriod: The film is apparently set came out in 2008, though signs point to the events taking place in the early 2000s, '90s, which makes sense since the original stage musical premiered in 1999. 20-year-old Sophie is explicitly said to have been conceived "at the end of flower power", i.e. 1969-1972. And even this is contradicted - early Net adoption was in 1993-1995 in the UK. This may lock closer to Sophie's age and Sky's advertising venture.
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Harry's relationship with Donna ran during The Sex Pistols' early career with Decca and Virgin - 1975. Sophie being 20 would place the action in 1995 - early Net adoption time.1995.
21st Jun '17 6:40:21 AM Scandia
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* ButNotTooGay: [[spoiler: Harry]] and his boyfriend gets maybe half a minute of screentime, on a generous count.

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* ButNotTooGay: [[spoiler: Harry]] and his boyfriend gets maybe half a minute of screentime, on a generous count. That, and Harry is clearly bisexual rather than gay.
27th Mar '17 5:24:46 AM alcockell
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** Harry's relationship with Donna ran during The Sex Pistols' early career with Decca and Virgin - 1975. Sophie being 20 would place the action in 1995 - early Net adoption time.
13th Sep '16 2:31:56 PM Mdumas43073
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2nd Jul '16 2:10:17 PM JamesAustin
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* AnachronismStew: Most glaringly, although the film is apparently set in the early 2000s, 20-year-old Sophie is explicitly said to have been conceived "at the end of flower power", i.e. 1969-1972. There are other examples as well.
** Challenged - early Net adoption was in 1993-1995 in the UK. This may lock closer to Sophie's age and Sky's advertising venture.

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* AnachronismStew: Most glaringly, although the film is apparently set in the early 2000s, 20-year-old Sophie is explicitly said to have been conceived "at the end of flower power", i.e. 1969-1972. There are other examples as well.
** Challenged
And even this is contradicted - early Net adoption was in 1993-1995 in the UK. This may lock closer to Sophie's age and Sky's advertising venture.venture.
* ArtisticLicenseTraditionalChristianity: Judging from how he's vested, if the priest isn't Catholic, then he's Orthodox. Either way, you'd expect he would refuse to marry [[spoiler:Sam to Donna]], as he had just revealed that he had gotten divorced.



** 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.



* 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.



* 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.



* 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.



* PowerTrio: Three of them, suitably enough -- Donna and the Dynamos; Sophie, Lisa and Ali; and the three possible dads
** Also, Sky, Pepper, and Eddie, albeit on a lesser extent, since Eddie (or Salt, depending on the version you're watching) is practically cut.

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* PowerTrio: Three Actually four of them, suitably enough them -- Donna and the Dynamos; Sophie, Lisa and Ali; and the three possible dads
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dads; and Sky, Pepper, and Eddie, albeit on the last one is a lesser extent, subversion, since Eddie (or Salt, depending on the version you're watching) is practically cut.



* TrueBlueFemininity: {{Invoked}} during the Dancing Queen sequence, where all the women are donning blue pieces of clothing.

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* TrueBlueFemininity: {{Invoked}} {{Invoked|Trope}} during the Dancing Queen sequence, where all the women are donning blue pieces of clothing.



** ArtisticLicenseTraditionalChristianity: Judging from how he's vested, if the priest isn't Catholic, then he's Orthodox. Either way, you'd expect he would refuse to marry Sam to Donna, as he had just revealed that he had gotten divorced.
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.
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