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Movie Renter's Guide - December, 2008

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"Mama Mia!" (Blu-ray)

movie-december-2008-mama-mia.jpgSynopsis

Sophie Sheridan (Seyfried) is planning to get married.

Of course, she wants her father to walk her down the aisle at the wedding.

Problem is, she doesn't know who her father is, so she is determined to find out.

She reads her mother's (Streep) diary, and finding the names of three men, she invites them all to the wedding in hopes of discovering her father's identity.

 

 

Specifications

  • Universal Pictures
  • 2008, Color, Rated PG-13, 1 Hr 49 min
  • Aspect Ratio: 2.35:1
  • 1080p
  • Codec: Not Specified
  • English 5.1 DTS-HD Master Audio
  • Starring Meryl Streep, Pierce Brosnan, Colin Firth, Stellan Skarsgard, Amanda Seyfried
  • Directed by Phyllida Lloyd
    Rating
  • Entertainment:
  • Video:
  • Audio:
  • Extras:
  • Violence: No
  • Sex: Mild
  • Language: No

Commentary

Here is a story about an upcoming wedding where the bride-to-be's seemingly biggest problem is finding her dad. This makes for a feel good story and some great comedy. Having co-stars like Streep, Brosnan, and Firth add to the movie's acting depth. The scene with Streep singing "Dancing Queen" with a group of other women is a highlight.

Technical

Nice sharp picture (Blu-ray production teams now seem to have the whole process under control), but there is not much use for surround sound in this kind of movie. Even so, it is nice to have DTS-HD Master Audio along for the necessary details.

Extras

These include The Making of, Becoming a Singer, and other things.