Jan 16, 2020
Mamma Mia! (2008) (part 2 of 3)
Sam and Donna arrive at the church, having settled nothing. Everybody watches Sophie and Sky get married, until the question comes up of who’s giving the bride away. Sam, Harry, and Bill all stand up at once. They each look in amazement at the other two. On an unrelated note, I just finished a jigsaw puzzle in two weeks. I’m pretty proud because it says right on the box, “Four to six years.”
If this happened in the real world, I would expect fisticuffs. But this is not the real world. Here, the three men tell Sophie that she’s so special and amazing that they would each be happy being only one-third of her father. And Sophie is okay with that.
So here’s the big Mamma Mia! spoiler: The essential question of the movie—the MacGuffin which drives all the action, the dilemma we’ve been waiting ninety minutes for the movie to resolve—never gets answered. Who is Sophie’s father? Nobody. Everybody. I could be Sophie’s father. It wouldn’t matter, though, because I never would have made it up the mountain.
Believe it or not, there’s more stupidity ahead of us than behind.