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Perhaps even more enjoyable than the first one, this time there's a sharper script with better gags, and the two separate timelines allow the film makers to draw parallels between the lives of mother and daughter. As a lot of the more famous Abba songs were used in the first film they have to dig a little deeper into the back catalogue this time, but those less obvious choices still work out pretty well and are seamlessly integrated into the plot. There are still many of the big hits though, especially during the party finale.
The cast are all good, but as before the show is stolen by Christine Baranski and Julie Walters (and their young, 1970s versions). It's all good, clean fun in the sun, and I even found the closing scenes quite moving.
exactly what I wanted
Amazing music. An all-star cast. Lots of moments to make you laugh and cry. Sure, the flashbacks are pointless, but who cares? I loved this movie.
|Lily James||Young Donna|
|Andy Garcia||Fernando Cienfuegos|
|Stellan Skarsgård||Bill / Kurt|
|Alexandra Davies||Young Rosie|
|Jessica Keenan Wynn||Young Tanya|
|Hugh Skinner||Young Harry|
|Josh Dylan||Young Bill|
|Jeremy Irvine||Young Sam|
Five years after the events of the first film, Sophie Sheridan is preparing for the grand reopening of her mother’s hotel, after her mother Donna died a year earlier. She is upset because two of her fathers, Harry and Bill, are unable to make it to the reopening and she is having trouble in her marriage to Sky, who is in New York, and over her memorializing her mother’s life but forgetting about her own.