Taglines: Discover how it all began.
“Mama Mia 2” is a continuation of the cult musical based on the hits of the ABBA group. The first part gained incredible popularity over 10 years ago. In the first part, the story was about the main character named Donna, who was able to find three former lovers, one of whom may be the father of her daughter. Ten years have passed, and all, known from the first part, the main characters meet again on the paradise Greek coast. And it would seem that all the disagreements between them melted over time, but the accumulated questions in their relationship haunt again.
Over the years, Donna has not lost her youthful passion. She is full of vitality, youth and vivid memories of her old love victories, which still do not leave her memory. Now her, once very little daughter Sophia, is preparing to become a mother. And she has to make potential grandfathers happy. On vacation, Sofia will face a fateful choice and difficult trials that must be overcome in order to make the only right decision. She will have to gather all her will into a fist, because the fate of the unborn child depends on her decision.
Five years after the events of Mamma Mia! (2008), Sophie prepares for the grand reopening of the Hotel Bella Donna as she learns more about her mother’s past.
Also Known As: Mamma Mia! Here We Go Again
Based on Mamma Mia! by Catherine Johnson
Creators: Catherine Johnson, Richard Curtis, Ol Parker
Director: Ol Parker
Star Cast: Christine Baranski, Pierce Brosnan, Dominic Cooper, Colin Firth, Andy Garcia, Lily James, Amanda Seyfried, Stellan Skarsgård, Julie Walters, Cher, Meryl Streep
Producer (s): Judy Craymer, Gary Goetzman
Cinematographer: Robert Yeoman
Production House: Playtone, Littlestar Productions, Legendary Pictures, Perfect World Pictures
Music: Anne Dudley
Original network / Official Sites: Universal Pictures
Release Year: 20 July 2018 (USA)
Runtime: 114 min
Genres: Comedy, Musical, Romance
Country: UK, USA, Japan
Language: English, French, Greek
Sophie Sheridan is preparing for the grand reopening of her mother Donna’s hotel, following Donna’s death a year earlier (“Thank You for the Music”). She is upset because two of her fathers, Harry and Bill, are unable to make it to the reopening and she is having trouble in her relationship with Sky, who is in New York learning about hotel management and would like to take a job opportunity there (“One of Us”).
In 1979, a young Donna graduates from New College, Oxford with Rosie and Tanya (“When I Kissed the Teacher”) and prepares to travel the world. In Paris, she meets and parties with Harry. They spend the night together (“Waterloo”), but Donna leaves soon after. She misses her boat to Kalokairi, but is offered a ride by Bill, and along the way, they are able to help a stranded fisherman, Alexio, back to shore in time to stop the love of his life from marrying another. Unbeknownst to Donna, Harry has followed her to Greece; however, he arrived too late, and sadly watches the boat sailing off in the distance (“Why Did it Have to Be Me?”).
In the present, Tanya and Rosie arrive to support Sophie with the reopening and it’s revealed that Rosie and Bill have split up (“Angel Eyes”). Sophie then visits Sam, who, like Sophie, is still grieving over the death of Donna. Back in the past, Donna arrives on the island (“I Have a Dream”) after being dropped off by Bill, who leaves her for a sailing competition and announces that he’ll be back in a few weeks. While exploring a farmhouse, a sudden storm causes Donna to discover a spooked horse in the basement. She seeks for help and finds a young Sam riding his motorcycle and he helps her to save the horse. Back in the present, a storm has caused serious disruption to Sophie’s plans for the grand reopening and prevented media coverage of the event.
Back in the past, Donna and Sam are enjoying a whirlwind romance (“Andante, Andante”, “The Name of the Game”) until Donna discovers a picture of Sam’s fiancée Lorraine in his drawer. Devastated, Donna demands Sam to leave the island and refuses to see him again (“Knowing Me, Knowing You”). In the present, Sam tells Sophie about her value to her mother. Meanwhile, Harry leaves his business deal in Tokyo to support Sophie, and in Stockholm, Bill gets the same idea. Bill and Harry meet at the docks but are told there are no boats. They then see Sky, who has also arrived after realizing his love for Sophie exceeds any job opportunity. However, Alexio gives Bill, Harry, the newly arrived Sky and hundreds of others boat passage.
In the past, a depressed Donna is visited by Tanya and Rosie. In a local bar, Donna regains her spirit with Tanya and Rosie’s help (“Mamma Mia”). She discovers Bill has returned to the island, and they go out on his boat; while they are gone, Sam returns, having recently ended his engagement for Donna, but is saddened to hear that she is with another man and leaves the island once again. Donna discovers she is pregnant but has no idea which one of her three recent lovers is the father. Sofia, the mother of the owner of the bar where Donna and the Dynamos performed, overhears Donna’s wish to stay on the island, and Donna happily accepts her offer to let her live at her farmhouse, where she eventually gives birth to Sophie.
Back in the present, the guests have arrived at the party and Sophie is reunited with her other two fathers and Sky (“Dancing Queen”). Sophie reveals to Sky that she is pregnant and has never felt closer to her mother, having now understood what her mother went through in the exact same location. Bill and Rosie reunite over their grief for Donna. Sophie’s estranged grandmother and Donna’s mother, Ruby, arrives despite Sophie having decided not to invite her. She reveals that Sky tracked her down in New York and she wants to build a real relationship with Sophie. Sophie then performs a song with Tanya and Rosie in honor of her mother (“I’ve Been Waiting For You”) with her grandmother tearfully telling her afterwards how proud she is of her. Ruby later reunites with Fernando, the hotel’s manager and her former lover back in 1959 (“Fernando”).
Nine months later, Sophie has given birth to a baby boy, named Donny. Everyone has gathered for his christening where Tanya flirts with Fernando’s brother, Rafael. The ceremony takes place with Donna’s spirit watching over her daughter with pride as the two of them have one final moment before Donna’s spirit passes on (“My Love, My Life”). The end credits show all the characters, including Donna and the younger cast, sing “Super Trouper” at a huge party at Hotel Bella Donna.