Comedy


Mamma Mia! Here We Go Again


MPAA Rating:
PG-13
Genre:
Comedy
Runtime:
114 mins
Stars:
Lily James, Meryl Streep, Amanda Seyfried
Director:
Ol Parker
Producer:
Judy Craymer, Gary Goetzman

Content at a Glance

3
Sex

Sex

Approved: 0-2 in any category

 

0:
none
1:
on-screen acts of romance
2:
infidelity; implied pre-marital sex or secondary lead characters with consequences
3:
inappropriate sexual relations without consequences
4-5:
graphic sexual activity is heard and/or seen
×
4
Language

Sex

Approved: 0-2 in any category

 

0:
none
1:
on-screen acts of romance
2:
infidelity; implied pre-marital sex or secondary lead characters with consequences
3:
inappropriate sexual relations without consequences
4-5:
graphic sexual activity is heard and/or seen
×
0

Violence

Approved: 0-2 in any category

 

0:
none
1:
on-screen acts of romance
2:
infidelity; implied pre-marital sex or secondary lead characters with consequences inappropriate sexual relations without consequences
4-5:
graphic sexual activity is heard and/or seen
×
3
Drugs

Drugs

Approved: 0-2 in any category

 

0:
none
1:
occasional drinking by secondary characters (i.e., man in bar)
2:
historically accurate use of alcohol and tobacco products
3:
continuous drinking and drug use common throughout
4-5:
drug/alcohol used many times by main character(s) shown in a positive light
×
2
Nudity

Nudity

Approved: 0-2 in any category

 

0:
none
1:
baby’s behind; shirtless men, low cut shirts, short skirts seen occasionally on women
2:
rear nudity that is not suggestive such as skinny dipping from a distance; cleavage
3:
sexually suggestive and revealing clothing or underwear is common throughout
4-5:
frontal nudity
×
0

Other

Approved: 0-2 in any category

 

Lead characters that exhibit disrespect for authority, lying, cheating, stealing, illegal activity, witchcraft or sorcery

0:
none
1:
mild-moderate with consequences
2:
moderate poor behavior
3:
moderate-heavy behavior with no consequences
4-5:
extreme portrayals, condoned or excused
×

Sex


a theme in the film refers to sexual promiscuity; the protagonist has sex (offscreen) with three characters; song lyrics referring to sex; kissing between couples

Language


“h”; “omg”; the use of the name of jesus inappropriately

Violence


No Information

Drugs


characters drink moderate-to-high volumes of alcohol

Nudity


some revealing garments and shirtless men

Other


No Information


Trailer



Synopsis

In this sequel to Mamma Mia!, Sophie learns about her mother’s past while pregnant herself.


Movie Message

Worth the price of admission alone, Mamma Mia! Here We Go Again features an ending sequence—duly noted to avoid spoilers—so gloriously outrageous that it reminds us just how much this near-franchise is flirtatiously winking at us. This sequel blends the old and familiar from the first film, catching up with Sophie (Amanda Seyfried) and her three dads (Pierce Brosnan, Stellan Skarsgard and Colin Firth) with the new, revealing the backstory of Donna (Meryl Streep, now played by Lily James) and how she came to be the empowering heroine she was on the Greek island of Kalokairi.

 

What Here We Go Again lacks, amidst all of the vibrant energy, is the ability to sit still and let just a little bit of raw emotion fill the screen and stir the ABBA songs we know and love so much. In a high-impact sequence that outlines Donna’s character flaws in the first film, there are about ten seconds of anguish before director Ol Parker launches the film into song and dance, not joylessly so but forced and somewhat inorganic.

 

The Dove Take

 

Mama Mia! Here We Go Again is up to the challenge of rivaling the very spirit of the first, focusing less on plot and more as a giant, raucous musical experience. Sometimes, when we go to the movies, a smile on our face is all we really get. Unfortunately this one also goes too far in sexuality and language and is not Dove-Approved.

 

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