If you are as avid a lover of good-old early 2000s rom-com movies as we are, then you might have watched Mamma Mia. And some of you might have watched it over and over and over again. Mamma Mia! got released on the 4th of July, 2008, in Sweden and, theatrically six days later, on 10th July. Based on a musical back from 1999 of the same name, the story is about a young to-be bride who invites three men to her Wedding Day. And each one of them could be her father. The film was a co-production by people from 2 countries: the UK and the USA and contained amazing actors from each of the countries. The movie is full of scenic photography and beautiful locations. In this article, Otakukart brings you the names of the exact locations in which Mamma Mia was filmed.
Mamma Mia received mixed reviews from critics and has an IMDB rating of 6.4. But it was the 5th highest-grossing movie of the year. The entire budget of the film was around 52 million USD. The sequel came ten years later. The cast for Mamma Mia! consists of the all-time favorite, Colin Firth, who acted as Mr. Darcy in BBC’s Pride and Prejudice (1995), Letters to Juliet’s actress, Amanda Seyfried, Devil Wear’s Prada’s Meryl Streep, Stellan John Skarsgård, Dominic Cooper, and James Bond actor, Pierce Brosnan.
Mamma Mia: Plot Explained
Sophie Sheridan, the bride-to-be, invites three men to her wedding without telling her mother. She believes one of them is her father. These are Sam Carmichael, an architect, adventurer Bill Anderson, and Harry Bright, a British banker. She hopes that it will be her real father who walks her down the aisle. Donna, her mother, wants to find herself a rich new man as her hotel business is not going well In addition to that, she is reuniting with her old bandmates after a very long time.
Sophie’s potential dads arrive, and she hides them away from her mother. She explains her whole plan to them – except that she expects one of them to be her father. However, Donna finds out and asks them to leave. Subsequently, she admits to her friend and former bandmate Tanya that she really doesn’t know which one of them is Sophie’s father. Sophie spends some time with Bill, where she talks about Donna. Then at her bachelorette party, the bandmates perform again. Sophie talks with all her potential dads alone and comes to the conclusion that it is Bill, as he had a great aunt by the name of Sofia. But then, the other potential fathers’ Harry and Sam, individually claim that they want to give her away, claiming that they are her father. Sophie doesn’t know what to do and promptly faints.
A Happy Ending:
Donna’s bandmates agree to help her with the “men” (aka Sophie’s potential fathers), and all hell breaks loose. Sam and Donna, Donna and Sophie and Sophie and Sky get into quarrels with each other. But all rifts soon heal, and in the end, Sophie asks Donna to give her away. Sam and Donna declare their feelings for each other. The potential fathers all agree to be fathers to Sophie. And suddenly, Sophie wants to delay the wedding. And at the end, Sam asks Donna to marry him, and the two live happily ever after.
Mamma Mia: Locations Where the Movie Was Filmed
“Mamma Mia!” has one of the best portrayals of the beauty of Greek cities. Although the rom-com element helped Mamma Mia! become a blockbuster hit with the people, one cannot say that the beautiful locations shown in the movie didn’t play a part. If you have watched the movie and long to know – and visit, perhaps – the locations that are shown in Mamma Mia, then look no further. This article is everything you need. Mamma Mia was filmed in three main locations: Damouchari, Skiathos, and Skopelos.
If you’re a fan of “Mamma Mia,” then I am sure you want to check out some of the beautiful locations seen in the films. The primary locations of filming were: Damouchari, Skopelos, and Skiathos.
Firstly, let’s talk about Skiathos. Skiathos is the westernmost island on the Aegean Sea. You can fly straight to Skiathos Island National Airport, which can be accessed from the mainland’s Pelion region. Skiathos has some very beautiful beaches, which were used in the film. The place where Sophie sent her letters to her fathers was the St. Nikolaos Bell Tower, and where they meet was the Old Port. The cast itself stayed at a Hotel in Skiathos, called the Skiathos Princess Hotel and Skiathos Palace Hotel.
Then comes Skopelos. This island was the basis for the fictional Kalokairi, which is the island where Donna and Sophie live. It is the largest island in the Sporades. It is only accessible from Skiathos by boat. According to mythology, a demigod, a son of Dionysus, and Princess Ariadne of Crete (the same one from the Minotaur’s story) found the island. Most of the scenes shot outside in the movie were shot on this island. There’s a nearby hilltop, a sort of a peninsula, which was used as the place from where Sophie goes for her wedding. The cliff-jumping scene was also shot on the peninsula.
And finally, the last location was Damouchari. Located on the eastern coast of Greece, Damouchari is where the cast stayed at the most. And it shows up in the movie when Donna’s bandmates arrive. The beach scenes in the movie are from Blue Beach in Damouchari. The Venetian troops established the island back when they had captured the area.
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