Sometimes you need a movie that can lift your spirit and leave you smiling as the credits roll, and 2008’s Mamma Mia! does exactly that. Featuring beautiful scenery, an addictive all-ABBA soundtrack, and a well-known cast, the musical is the ultimate feel-good summer romp.
If you’re not familiar (impossible), the film follows young, spirited bride-to-be Sophie (Amanda Seyfried) trying to find her real father so that he can give her away to her groom. The problem? There are three men — Sam (Pierce Brosnan), Harry (Colin Firth), and Bill (Stellan Skarsgård) — who could possibly be her father. After secretly inviting all three men to the wedding, complications arise after Sophie’s attempt to keep the men hidden from her mother (Meryl Streep) fails and the suitors surmise the reason why they were invited.
It’s the lighthearted nature of Mamma Mia! that I continuously gravitate toward despite its cheesy dialogue. Here are four reasons why Mamma Mia! is the ultimate summer watch.