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11 reasons why Mamma Mia is actually a perfect film

We will hear NOTHING against it.

YOU MIGHT HAVE heard that Mamma Mia, the delightful 2008 movie musical, is getting a sequel.

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Universal has confirmed that the new film is called Mamma Mia: Here We Go Again and according to Variety, will have Abba songs not featured in the first movie as well as “some reprised favourites”:

Sources say one angle could focus on Meryl Streep, Colin Firth, and Pierce Brosnan’s characters years before the original takes place.

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Since the announcement, we’ve seen a lot of (terrible) people saying “Oh please, not another one.” Might we remind you that Mamma Mia is a beacon of joy and light in an increasingly dark world?

1. We’ll always watch it every time it’s on the telly, which is lots

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Somehow we’re always glad to see it, even though we have it on DVD and just watched half of it on ITV2 two weeks ago.

2. Would you look at that cast? Really look at it

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Two Oscar winners (Streep and Firth), one Oscar nominee (Walters), an Emmy winner (Queen Baranski) and Karen Smith (Seyfried). Quality.

3. It’s proof that Meryl Streep can do anything

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In 2007, she did Lions for Lambs, a war drama directed by Robert Redford. In late 2008, she had Doubt, a period film that got her an Oscar nomination. Sandwiched between these two: An effervescent comedy set to the songs of Abba. Now that’s a true artiste.

4. Pierce Brosnan’s ‘singing’ is highly enjoyable

We don’t care what anyone says, SOS is amazing. WHEN YOU’RE GONE!

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No one gives Colin Firth any shit for his bleating during Our Last Summer. Leave Pierce alone! He is a national treasure.

5. So some of the plot doesn’t make sense. So what

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For example, Sophie insisting her long-absent father give her away at her wedding, despite her mother raising her on her own. So harsh. And why don’t they just do a DNA test? Maybe that will be raised in the sequel.

6. It’s all about the songs

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Look us in the eyes and tell us you don’t want to belt along with Meryl and Julie and Christine during Dancing Queen. You’re lying.

8. If you don’t cry at the Slipping Through My Fingers bit, who even are you

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Meryl Streep puts her whole heart into that goddamn song. We’re not even parents, but we’re pining for our non-existent children. That’s her power.

9. And the bit where Pierce proposes to Meryl

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The song is so silly. “How ’bout it Sheridan?” is so cheesy. But oh my god, of course they should get married at Sophie’s abandoned wedding. *sniffs*

10. But then feel renewed by the end credits, which are pure, unfiltered joy

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Look at those ridiculous costumes. Oscar winner Colin Firth there, having the time of his life in metallic spandex.

11. Anyway, if you hate this film you have no soul

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It’s sad, really. What did Meryl Streep and Pierce Brosnan singing the hits of Abba ever do to you?

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