Mamma Mia! Here We Go Again (PG)
Starring Lily James, Amanda Seyfried, Cher
Directed by OL Parker
This is a two-in-one follow-up to 2008’s Mamma Mia! The Movie: it’s a prequel and a sequel, so we’re spared from watching a third one.
In the prequel, we learn about Donna, Meryl Streep’s character in the original, in her freewheeling 20s (played by Lily James). In the sequel, Donna’s daughter Sophie (Amanda Seyfried) is coping with her fair share of mummy issues.
If you want to see people doing embarrassing stuff to the catchy and cheesy songs of ABBA, you’re in for a treat. Better yet, when Cher shows up as Sophie’s granny, the movie becomes a product placement for her plastic surgeon. (**1/2)