Mamma Mia Here We Go Again was a breakout hit in summer 2018. Its vibrant scenes and uplifting music had audiences dancing in the isles. This sequel to the 2008 classic Mamma Mia! tells the story of Sophie Sheridan and the early life of her mother Donna Sherridan.
The story flashes back and forth between past and present as Sophie as she tries to navigate life without her mother who has recently died in present day and Donna’s life the summer after graduating from Oxford when she meets Sophie’s father.
Here are the top 5 moments from this stunning film.
#5 Graduation / When I Kissed the Teacher
This scene introduces Donna as she delivers an unconventional graduation speech in the form of the first big musical number “When I Kissed the Teacher”. Donna and her two best friends Rosie and Tanya rock out with their classmates and for the grand finale, they cannonball into the river.
#4 Waterloo Restaurant
Donna meets Harry, a Londoner who works in a bank and dreams of adventure. Harry spends the day with Donna and while they are eating in a Napoleon-themed restaurant they dance around singing ABBA’s “Waterloo”.
#3 Why Did it Have to Be Me?
Donna finds herself in need of a ride to the Grecian island of Kalakari when she misses her ferry. Bill swings in just in time and offers her a ride on his boat. On the way they dance playfully to the song “Why did it have to Be Me?”.
#2 Mamma Mia!
After Donna is burned by her man, her partners in crime Rosie and Tanya team up wither her to lift her spirits. They start rocking out to ABBA’s “Mamma Mia” and show their girl power.
#1 Super Trouper Ending!
A perfect ending to a lovely movie. The entire cast comes together to sing a fan favorite “Super Trouper” in fantastic costumes and whimsical scenery. In a surprise twist, Meryl Streep appears and sings a solo reprising her role as older Donna.
The entire movie is sprinkled with magic moments but these five stood out to me the most. Lily James lights up the screen with her effervescence in the character of Donna and Amanda Seyfried’s exquisite voice makes the audience fall in love with Sophie all over again.
Honorable mention to the top five would be Cher’s dramatic entrance and singing of Fernando. She delivers an electric performance of the classic song complete with fireworks at the end.
This movie is most certainly worth the watch and will leave you wanting to watch time and time again.