Interesting Questions, Facts and Information
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Interesting Questions, Facts, and Information
|Donna and the Dynamos entertained us in disco gear at the girls' party. Did we ever see the three men dressed in disco costumes?||Mamma Mia!
Yes. After the movie was over (and Sophie and Sky sailed away in the dark) we were again entertained by Donna and the Dynamos, in their disco gear, singing "Dancing Queen". At the end of the song Donna looked into the camera and asked if we wanted another one. They started singing "Waterloo" and were joined part way through by the three men, also singing and looking pretty silly in their colourful and ruffled disco outfits. Those of you who left the movie right after it ended would not know this.
|What unusual event happened at the celebration party, after the wedding?||Mamma Mia!
The dolphin mosaic broke and a huge fountain erupted, soaking everyone.. Earlier in the movie it was mentioned that local legend claimed the hotel was built on Aphrodite's fountain. When a tremor cause the dolphin mosaic in the patio to crack, Donna tried to caulk it shut but her caulking gun didn't work. During the dance at the wedding party, the mosaic was blown apart by the force of the water erupting from underneath. The legend of it being Aphrodite's fountain was again resurrected, as the people danced in the water. With Aphrodite being the goddess of love, it was presumably Donna's reunion with her true love that caused the fountain to erupt.
Donna and Sam. Having had the issue of her parentage sort of cleared up, Sophie announced that although she loved Sky and wanted to spend her life with him, she wasn't ready to get married and wanted to do some traveling. Sam surprised Donna by suggesting that they get married instead. Since he was the one whom Donna really loved (the other two being rebound relationships) she accepted, after he explained that he had broken off his engagement, twenty-one years before, and had come back for her, only to find that she had left with another man.
Although they didn't marry, Rosie did set her sights on Bill, and though he initially resisted, he eventually gave in and it looked like the two of them would be keeping company.
We never found out.. During the ceremony at the church, Donna mentioned the fact that Sophie's father was in the room. All three of the men stood up to be identified as such. After much discussion about what happened that summer, they each acknowledged that while they could have testing to find out which of them was her real father, each was content to not know and to have a third of her.
Donna. During the girls' party the night before (which was crashed by first the three dads and then the rest of the men) Sophie spoke first to Bill. Convinced from their conversation that he was her father, she asked him to give her away and he agreed. Later she spoke to both Harry and Sam, each convinced that he was her father. Both men offered to give her away so she was faced with having three different "fathers" giving her away. In order to avoid having to choose, she asked her mother to give her away. Donna was touched at being asked, and proud to do it.
|Resurrecting her old group, Donna and the Dynamos, Donna and her friends dressed up in disco garb and entertained the girls at the hen party the night before the wedding. What song did they sing?||Mamma Mia!
Super Trouper. Written by Benny Andersson and Bjorn Ulvaeus (the two Bs from ABBA). "Super Trouper" was released in 1980 on the album of the same name. The name for the song came from the big stadium spotlights, featured in the video along with circus performers and the group singing the song. The single reached Number One in Great Britain but only got to Number 45 in the States.
Donna's friend were played by Julie Waters and Christine Baranski.
|Sophie had not told her mother that she had invited these men, so when they arrived she quickly took them to their room. Where was this room located?||Mamma Mia!
in the old goat house. Because she really didn't want her mother to know that they were there, Sophie took them on a circuitous route that ended up with them entering their large, shared room in the old goat house, through trap doors from underneath. Donna referred to the building that they were in as her old goat house at several different points to her girlfriends. This was after she heard something going on, stuck her head up through the trap door and was shocked to see the three men. When she finally confronted them (after falling through a window in the roof above their room), she asked them to leave. They left her hotel but not the area, bunking down in Bill's boat.
|How did the three possible fathers get to the island?||Mamma Mia!
on Bill's sailboat. Sam Carmichael and Harry Bright were seen arriving at the dock too late to catch the ferry. Sam interpreted the Greek writing on the sign that informed them that the next ferry wouldn't be until Monday. Bill called out to them from his sailboat, offering them passage to the island where he was also going. They were all surprised to find that they had received invitations to the same wedding.
Sam was played by Pierce Brosnan, Harry by Colin Firth and Bill was played by Stellan Skarsgard.
|Raised on a Greek island by her mother, Sophie never knew who her father was. How did she learn that there were three different men who might fit the role?||Mamma Mia!
She read her mother's diary.. With her wedding approaching, Sophie was desperate to find out who her father was. She found her mother's old diary which spoke of romantic liaisons with three different men the summer before Sophie was born. Sophie sent wedding invitations to all three men, hoping that she would know which one was her father the minute she saw them. Of course no mention was made of how she managed to locate them to send them invitations!
|What was the major event that was being prepared for at the beginning of the movie?||Mamma Mia!
a wedding. Never having been married herself, Donna had mixed emotions as she prepared for the wedding of her 20 year old daughter, Sophie. She had raised Sophie by herself, and while she wanted her to be happy, she felt that she was too young to be making such a commitment, and worried that she was doing it for the wrong reasons. She had her hands full with the regular wedding preparations, while welcoming her guests into the rather rustic hotel she ran, that was in need of serious repairs.
Donna was played by Meryl Streep and Sophie was played by Amanda Seyfried.
|Why didn't Donna go home when she found out she was pregnant?||Mamma Mia!
Her mother told her not to bother.. During the mother-daughter moment Donna tells Sophie that she didn't have a choice but to raise Sophie the way she did, because her mother told her not to come home. Of course she has no regrets about this decision and tells her daughter that having her was the best thing she ever did in her life.
The end credits. After the movie has finished and the credits begin to roll, Donna and the Dynamo's perform "Dancing Queen". The song ends and Donna ask the audience if they'd like to hear another and they begin to sing "Waterloo". After the first chorus Sam, Harry and Bill come out dressed up and wearing sashes across their chests with their names on it. Another chorus later Sophie and Sky join in and the group of eight continue to sing and dance along.
Sam Carmichael. Sophie tells Sky that they should go off and see the world. The bride and groom to be confess their love and exit the little chapel leaving the guests, fathers and Donna standing around all confused. The preacher asks Donna if the wedding has been canceled and she tells him she isn't sure. Sam turns to Donna and says, "Why waste a perfectly good wedding". He informs a shocked Donna that she's going to need someone to boss around on the island. With her friends coaching her on, she sings "I Do, I Do, I Do" and they wed.
Sam. This is the first song that Donna and Sam sing together. It's the scene where Sam confronts Donna about Sophie being too young to get married. He believes she has the potential to do so much more with her life and although Donna agrees, feels there isn't much she can do. Sam gets frustrated with Donna and this leads to them singing the song. I really liked how they split the scene up having Sam sing to Donna while she is working away on the wedding, and then Donna singing while Sam is decorating outside for the reception.
Lucy and Kipper. The dogs are seen in the beginning of the film, when Harry is preparing to leave for Greece. During the bride's party, Harry is having a drink at the bar and Sophie approaches Harry and asks if he has any children. Harry tells her that he only has two dogs, Lucy and Kipper. I thought it was sweet though when he adds "I would have loved to have had a daughter, because I would have spoiled her rotten". Harry Bright is played by Colin Firth, who gained recognition for his portrayal of Mark Darcy in "Bridget Jones Diary".
|What country does this story take place in?||Mamma Mia!
Greece. Throughout the movie Rosie keeps mentioning how everything is "very Greek". Rosie is played by Julie Walters, who is probably more known for her role as Mrs. Weasley in the "Harry Potter" series.
Donna and Sam were together in Greece until he had to go back to his fiance in the States. Heartbroken, Donna decided to travel to Paris where she met Harry. From there he followed her back to Greece where she stayed and helped take care of Bill's Great-Aunt Sophia, whom she named her daughter after.
Writer. As Tanya and Rosie are coming over on the boat, in the beginning of the movie, we learn that Rosie has just written a cookbook, which she happily autographs for a local villager. Donna is the owner of Villa Donna, Harry is a banker and it is Sam who has a career in architecture. Rosie is one of Donna's best friends, and backup singer for Donna and the Dynamos.
Head Banger . After Donna has discovered that the dads are in her old goat house she tells them to get on Bill's boat and leave. Sophie finds them on the boat and swims to them. Once she is aboard she notices that Harry has taken her mother's guitar. Harry quickly points that he only borrowed the guitar, and that he was the one who gave it to her. He turns the guitar over and points out the initials DS, for Donna Sheridan, and HB for Head Banger. Sam and Bill who are standing nearby look at each other with a puzzled expression and mouth "Head Banger" together. This is when my favourite song, "Our Last Summer" begins.
|As the ending credit of the movie rolled, Sophie presented the last song of the movie, namely "Thank You for the Music". What's the missing line in the chorus? "So I say thank you for the music, the songs I'm singing, thanks for all, ____."||"Mamma Mia! The Movie" (2008) Soundtrack
The joy they're bringing. "So I say thank you for the music, the songs I'm singing, thanks for all, the joy they're bringing."
Although this song was released in 1978's "The Album", it had been recorded as early as in 1972.
After the ending scene, two more songs were played. Donna (Meryl Streep), Tanya (Christine Baranski) and Rosie (Julie Walters) performed "Dancing Queen" once again. They were then joined by Sam (Pierce Brosnan), Harry (Colin Firth) and Bill (Stellan Skarsgard) to perform "Waterloo" in their sparkling and glittery disco outfits.
In the movie, Amanda Seyfried (Sophie) performed "Thank You for the Music".
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|Rosie told Bill that she had a feeling for him during the after-wedding party. They sang "Take a Chance on Me". Can you recall the lyrics of this song? "If you change your mind, _______. Honey I'm still free. Take a chance on me. If you need me, let me know, gonna be around. If you've got no place to go, if you're feeling down."||"Mamma Mia! The Movie" (2008) Soundtrack
I'm the first in line. "If you change your mind, I'm the first in line. Honey I'm still free. Take a chance on me. If you need me, let me know, gonna be around. If you've got no place to go, if you're feeling down."
"Take A Chance on Me" was included in ABBA's fifth album, "The Album", which was released in 1978.
Julie Walters (Rosie) and Stellan Skarsgard (Bill) sang this song in "Mamma Mia! The Movie".
|In the bachelorette party, everyone was dancing happily to the music. The song "Voulez-Vous" was played. What's the missing words in the catchy chorus of this song? "Voulez-vous (ah-ha), ______ (ah-ha). Now is all we get (ah-ha), nothing promised, no regrets."||"Mamma Mia! The Movie" (2008) Soundtrack
Take it now or leave it. "Voulez-vous (ah-ha), take it now or leave it (ah-ha). Now is all we get (ah-ha), nothing promised, no regrets."
The title of the song, "Voulez-Vous" is French for "do you want?"
In the movie, "Voulez-Vous" was sung by Meryl Streep (Donna), Christine Baranski (Tanya), Julie Walters (Rosie), Pierce Brosnan (Sam Carmichael), Colin Firth (Harry Bright) and Stellan Skarsgard (Bill Anderson).
|Sam, Harry and Bill showed up in the bachelorette party. All the people were enjoying themselves at the party. The song that was played was "Gimme! Gimme! Gimme!" What's the missing word from the chorus of this song? "Gimme gimme gimme a ___ after midnight, won't somebody help me chase the shadows away. Gimme gimme gimme a ___ after midnight, take me through the darkness to the break of the day."||"Mamma Mia! The Movie" (2008) Soundtrack
Man. "Gimme gimme gimme a man after midnight, won't somebody help me chase the shadows away. Gimme gimme gimme a man after midnight, take me through the darkness to the break of the day."
The alternative title that had been suggested for this song was "Been and Gone and Done It". This song was released as a single in 1979 in ABBA's "Greatest Hits Volume 2" album.
Amanda Seyfried (Sophie) performed this song in the movie.
|Donna, Tanya and Rosie performed "Super Trouper" in the bachelorette party the night before Sophie's wedding day. What's the missing European city in the following lyrics? "I was sick and tired of everything, when I called you last night from _____. All I do is eat and sleep and sing, wishing every show was the last show."||"Mamma Mia! The Movie" (2008) Soundtrack
Glasgow. "I was sick and tired of everything, when I called you last night from Glasgow. All I do is eat and sleep and sing, wishing every show was the last show."
This song was initially called "Blinka Lilla Stjarna", which meant "Twinkle Twinkle Little Star" in Swedish.
In "Mamma Mia! The Movie", this song was sung by Donna (Meryl Streep), Tanya (Christine Baranski) and Rosie (Julie Walters).
|Sophie met her soon-to-be husband, Sky, on the beach and they started singing "Lay All Your Love on Me". What's the missing word in the chorus of this song? "Don't go wasting your _____, lay all your love on me. Don't go sharing your devotion, lay all your love on me."||"Mamma Mia! The Movie" (2008) Soundtrack
Emotion. "Don't go wasting your emotion, lay all your love on me. Don't go sharing your devotion, lay all your love on me."
The original title proposed for this song was "Yarrafat". "Lay All Your Love on Me" was featured in ABBA's "Super Trouper" album in 1980.
In "Mamma Mia! The Movie", Amanda Seyfried (Sophie) and Dominic Cooper (Sky) performed this song on the beach.
|Sophie visited her three possible fathers on a boat. These three men, Sam Carmichael, Harry Bright and Bill Anderson sang "Our Last Summer" together with Sophie. It told about their sweet memory with Sophie's mother, Donna, 20 years ago. Can you recall the last few lines of this song? "I can still recall, our last summer, I still see it all. Walks along the Seine, laughing in the rain, our last summer, _______."||"Mamma Mia! The Movie" (2008) Soundtrack
Memories that remain. "I can still recall, our last summer, I still see it all. Walks along the Seine, laughing in the rain, our last summer, memories that remain."
"Our Last Summer" was written by Benny Andersson and Bjorn Ulvaeus. Parts of the lyrics for this song was inspired by Ulvaeus' romantic memory of when he visited Paris when he was a teenager. "We made our way along the river, and we sat down on the grass, by the Eiffel Tower." "Walks along the Seine, laughing in the rain, our last summer, memories that remain."
In the movie, this song was sung by Pierce Brosnan (Sam Carmichael), Colin Firth (Harry Bright), Stellan Skarsgad (Bill Anderson) and Amanda Seyfried (Sophie Sheridan). Colin revealed in one of his interviews that the producer did not audition him for the singing part when he was offered the role of Harry Bright for the movie.
|After knowing that her daughter's three possible fathers showed up on the island, Donna was very depressed because this reminded her of her hard work, raising Sophie on her own. Nonetheless, her two best friends, Tanya and Rosie, cheered her mood up by singing and dancing "Dancing Queen". What's the missing number in the chorus of this song? "You are the dancing queen, young and sweet, only ____. Dancing queen, feel the beat from the tambourine, oh yeah."||"Mamma Mia! The Movie" (2008) Soundtrack
Seventeen. "You are the dancing queen, young and sweet, only seventeen. Dancing queen, feel the beat from the tambourine, oh yeah."
Released in 1976, this song was a smash hit in the 70s.
Both A*Teens and S Club 7 had also covered this song in their albums.
This song was also featured in a scene in "Miss Congeniality", where Gracie Hart (played by Sandra Bullock) was learning the dance choreography from her instructor, in preparation for the beauty pageant contest.
In "Mamma Mia! The Movie", this song was sung by Donna (Meryl Streep), Tanya (Christine Baranski) and Rosie (Julie Walters). Former ABBA member, Benny Andersson was seen playing the piano in one of the scenes when the trio performed the song.
|All three possible fathers of Sophie arrived at the island. Unbeknownest to her mother, Sophie asked them to move into a goat house. However, Sophie could not hide them for long before her mother, Donna, realized their presence on the island. Donna performed "Mamma Mia" when she tried to take a peek at these three men. What's the missing lyrics in the chorus of this song? "Mamma mia, here I go again. My my, how can I resist you. Mamma mia, does it show again? My my, just how much I _____ you?"||"Mamma Mia! The Movie" (2008) Soundtrack
Missed. "Mamma mia, here I go again. My my, how can I resist you. Mamma mia, does it show again? My my, just how much I missed you?".
This song was released in 1975 in ABBA's third album, entitled "ABBA".
Miley Cyrus sang this song for her "Hannah Montana" audition tape.
Donna, who was played by Meryl Streep, sang this song in the movie.
|Sophie was singing "I Have a Dream" in the beginning of the movie when she delivered her wedding invitation cards to her three possible fathers. Can you fill in the missing lyrics from the first stanza of this song? "I have a dream, a song to sing, to help me cope with anything. If you see the wonder, of a fairy tale; you can take the future, _____".||"Mamma Mia! The Movie" (2008) Soundtrack
Even if you fail. "I have a dream, a song to sing, to help me cope with anything. If you see the wonder, of a fairy tale; you can take the future, even if you fail."
This song was written by Benny Andersson and Bjorn Ulvaeus, who were both former members of the Swedish musical group ABBA. This song was released as a single in December 1979.
In 1999, the Irish boy band Westlife covered this song in their album of the same name.
In "Mamma Mia! The Movie", this song was sung by Amanda Seyfried. It was featured both at the beginning (Sophie delivered the letters to her three possible fathers) and the end (Sophie and Sky sailed on the sea) of the movie.
|At the end of the movie, the crack in the courtyard bursts open because everyone is jumping on it. The water that sprays out of the crack is supposedly from what?||Mamma Mia!
Aphrodite's Fountain. Near the beginning of the movie Sophie explains that the hotel was once the site of Aphrodite's fountain (the goddess of love)and that if you drink from her fountain you are supposed to find true love and perfect happiness. When the water bursts from the crack, it seems as if everyone has found true love -Donna and Sam, Rosie and Bill, Harry and a man that we don't learn the name of, possibly Tanya and Pepper, and of course...Sophie and Sky!
|Mamma Mia features songs from what band?||Mamma Mia!
ABBA. Some of the ABBA songs that are featured in Mamma Mia are "Dancing Queen", "Take a Chance on Me" and "The Winner Takes It All."
These songs are important to "Mamma Mia" not only because they are entertaining, but also because they help you to better understand different parts of the movie. For example, "Dancing Queen" lets us know what Donna and the Dynamos were like before they 'grew up'.
|What song is being sung as everyone is dancing and jumping on the newly fixed crack in the courtyard?||Mamma Mia!
Take a Chance On Me. Rosie sings "Take a Chance On Me" to Bill, and near the end of the song everyone is jumping on and around the crack in the courtyard and chanting "Take a chance, take a chance, take a take a chance chance."