Mamma Mia! Here We Go Again

 

                                                        Mamma Mia! Here We Go Again.

  

From my previous posts, you will be aware that not only do I enjoy reading a good book, but I also enjoy watching a great film.

Just as I can get lost in the pages of a story, so too I can become totally immersed in a great film. Drama, historical fiction and romantic comedy never fail to connect me to my own imagination and stir up emotions both good and bad.

Mamma Mia! Here We Go Again, lifted my spirits and made me want to sing. Which by all accounts would be a big mistake as I would clear a room within seconds of the first few notes.

This jukebox musical comedy film written and directed by Ol Parker is a follow up to the 2008 film Mamma Mia using the music of ABBA.

The film has a stellar cast who all looked as though they were truly enjoying their roles.

Lily James was perfectly cast as the young Donna. I enjoyed the flashbacks to1979 telling the story of how she arrived on the island of Kalokaira and her three romantic liaisons with the potential father of her daughter Sophia.

There were so many great actors in the film such as Amanda Seyfried, Colin Firth, Pierce Brosnan, Meryl Streep, Christine Baranski and Julie Walters.

Towards the end of the film, Cher came into the film as Sophie’s grandmother. As expected, she belted out a great ABBA classic. I actually felt like standing up and clapping at the end of her rendition of Fernando.

Such a great feel-good film.