Mamma Mia! Here We Go Again: The Magic Lives On

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Mamma Mia! Here We Go Again: The Magic Lives On

Illustration: Shruti Yatam


en years ago, Mamma Mia! introduced us to Donna (Meryl Streep), the free-spirited, middle-aged American woman who stayed on the Greek island of Kalokairi and whose daughter Sophie (Amanda Seyfried) was about to get married. As we now know, Sophie was determined to find out about her father, so she tracks down and invites the three men – Sam Carmichael (Pierce Brosnan), Harry Bright (Colin Firth), and Bill Anderson (Stellan Skarsgard) – who could be her real dad for the celebration. The film, however left us with a sweet twist: All three decide not to prove paternity so they can be Sophie’s collective dads.

With the enigma over the dads unsolved but tied up neatly, the sequel, Mamma Mia! Here We Go Again begins a year after Donna’s death. An anxious Sophie, who is now 25, prepares for the grand re-opening of her Hotel Belladonna, a final fulfillment of her mother’s dream. She’s aided by Sam, who dances with all the fervour of a drunk uncle. Soon enough, her other two fathers show up, as do Donna’s two best friends and her partner Sky.