Director Ol Parker had a tough task, writing and directing the prequel/sequel of the famous Mamma Mia which released 10 years ago. He does a great job, giving us glimpses in to Donna’s past and Sophie’s present.
Lily James had a tough act to follow, but she did a great job as Donna, the younger Meryl Streep. She embodied her body language, but more importantly her smile and spontaneous soul.
The ensemble cast sings and dances, with the sunshine spilling out of the screen, the tunes making you dance in your seats. What a wonderful warm feeling!
The film slowly builds to an emotional climax, a brilliant fitting tribute to Donna’s energy and exuberance. We have many treats, and vocal stylings to enjoy, and a fit grandma in Cher!
The melodies never cease to move and charm you and it just re-iterates, Old is Gold! ABBA nostalgia still rules hearts!