History Theatre / MammaMia

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
** Also,
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.
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."
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