If you haven’t had the pleasure of seeing Mamma Mia! Here We Go Again yet, you’re in luck as the film is officially streaming on HBO NOW! So, do yourself a favor and call your friends and three dads over for an Abba-inspired movie night this weekend. The sequel to the 2008 movie musical starring Amanda Seyfried, Colin Firth, Pierce Brosnan, Cher and the rest of the gang is an utter delight and full of all the same spirit and fun the first one embodied, if not more.
Mamma Mia! Here We Go Again finds Seyfried’s character, Sophie, pregnant and feeling more connected to her mother’s story than ever before. The movie takes place both in the present with Brosnan, Firth, Stellan Skarsgard, Christine Baranski, Julie Walters, and Dominic Cooper all reprising their roles from the first film as well as in the past where Lily James plays a young Donna Sheridan who meets the younger versions of Sam, Bill, and Harry along her journey to opening that iconic Kalakari inn.
The film, which currently holds a certified fresh Rotten Tomatoes score of 81%, earned over $120 million at the US box office and danced its way to over $394 million worldwide. Despite there being a decade long break between the two films, Mamma Mia! Here We Go Again managed to steal the hearts of audiences once more.
guys, if you love Mamma Mia, you will still love the sequel, yes, the fate of Donna is sad but she is present the whole time and everything else is exactly what we all want in a sequel. And then there’s Cher. And then the epic Super Trouper finale. It’s perfect. ♥️#MammaMia2
— εѵα ✨🇷🇺🇳🇱🇮🇪🇩🇰🇷🇸🇲🇰🇦🇺🇳🇴🇦🇲🇲🇹🇨🇭 (@evamariestreep) July 20, 2018
‘Mamma Mia: Here We Go Again’ was definitely one of the beautifully made “feel good” films that could definitely stand on its own. I am happy ❤️ #MammaMia
— Sonny Maximoff ✨ (@Sonnrox) July 18, 2018
I seriously fell in love with Lily James after hearing her singing “Andante, Andante” in Mamma Mia 2😍❤ Her voice is so fucking beautiful❤ And so is she😍 #Lilyjames #MammaMia pic.twitter.com/M9LcWD61Qh
— #SAVEODAAT (@vauseman_clexa) July 21, 2018
#MammaMia2 was absolutely brill! Soooo cheesy but god cheese! Julie Walters was fab as always and you just can’t beat a bit of Cher! Real feel good and for once a film that lived up to the first one! #fernando #abba #feelgood #cheese
— Tami Stone (@TamiStone3) July 24, 2018
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