Mamma Mia Here we go again

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Sunday movie: Mamma Mia! Here We Go Again – what you need to know

M-Net brings us the sequel to Mamma Mia in the Sunday Movie slot this week.

Mamma Mia Here we go again

Promotional film image.

Get ready for the musical hit, Mamma Mia! Here We Go Again this Sunday, on M-Net Channel 101 at 20:05. A worthy contender for our weekly Sunday Movie review.

You still have time to catch up with the first film in the franchise, if you haven’t seen it yet. And no, you don’t need to be an ABBA fan to enjoy it either.

Best quote from Mamma Mia 2:

 “It’s called karma. And it’s pronounced HA!”


Mamma Mia! Here We Go Again Plot

In 1979 young Donna, Tanya and Rosie graduate from Oxford University – leaving Donna free to embark on a series of adventures throughout Europe.

On her journeys, she makes the acquaintances of Harry, Bill and Sam – the latter whom she falls in love with, but he’s also the man who breaks her heart.

In the present day, Donna’s pregnant daughter, Sophie, dreams of renovating a tavern while reuniting with her mother’s old friends and boyfriends on the Greek island of Kalokairi.

WATCH: Mamma Mia 2 Official Trailer


Film critics didn’t judge this movie too harshly. Wesley Morris from The NY Times said all the best songs were used in the first film.

Despite saying the film is “wholly unnecessary,” Sandie Angula Chen from Common Sense Media said it is “frothy fun for those who enjoyed the original film’s upbeat energy.” On a positive note, Owen Gleiberman from Variety said:

It’s as if you were watching the CliffsNotes to an old studio weeper that happened to be carried along by some of the most luscious pop songs ever recorded. Yet the feeling comes through.   

Mamma Mia here we go again
Photo: Screen Rant

The main cast and characters

  • Amanda Seyfried as Sophia Sheridan, Donna’s 25-year-old daughter
  • Mery Streep as Donna Sheridan-Carmichael, Sophia’s late mother
  • Lily James as a young Donna
  • Christine Baranski as Tanya Chesham, one of Donna’s best friends
  • Jessica Keenan Wynn as a young Tanya
  • Julie Walters as Rosie Mulligan, one of Donna’s best friends
  • Alexa Davies as a young Rosie
  • Pierce Brosnan as Sam Carmichael, one of Sophia’s three possible fathers
  • Jeremy Irvine as a young Sam
  • Colin First as Harry Bright, one of Sophia’s three possible fathers
  • Hugh Skinner as a young Harry
  • Stellen Skarsgård as Bill Anderson, one of Sophia’s three possible fathers
  • Josh Dylan as a young Bill
  • Dominic Cooper as Sophia’s husband
  • Cher as Ruby Sheridan, Sophia’s grandmother, Donna’s mother

Sunday Movie: Stats

  • Genre: Comedy, Musical, Romance
  • Runtime: 1 h 54 min
  • Age Restriction: PG-13
  • IMDB: 6.8
  • On air: Sunday, 31 March, 20:05 on M-Net, Channel 101.