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063: Mamma Mia! & Wonder Woman

Maximilian Rivera June 6, 2017
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By Max Rivera | @MaxRiveraFilm

Premise: Longing to know the identity of her father before her wedding, the daughter of a once-rebellious single mother secretly invites a trio of paternal candidates to her upcoming wedding.

​Rotten Tomatoes Score: 54%

 

On this episode, we discuss:

  • The Amazing Spider-Man 2, Party of Five, creepy documentaries about murder
  • Mamma Mia!
  • Wonder Woman

Episode Breakdown:

  • Mamma Mia! was written and directed by Catherine Johnson and Phyllida Lloyd, respectively.
  • It stars Meryl Streep, Pierce Brosnan, Colin Firth, Stellan Skarsgård, Julie Walters, Dominic Cooper, Amanda Seyfried, and Christine Baranski.
  • Wonder Woman was directed by Patti Jenkins and written by Allan Heinberg. It stars Gal Gadot, Chris Pine, Robin Wright, Danny Huston, David Thewlis, Connie Nielsen, and Elena Anaya.

Random Trivia:

  • Pierce Brosnan signed on without knowledge about the Mamma Mia! property — he simply wanted to be in a picture with Meryl Streep.
  • Mamma Mia! became the highest grossing film of all time in the U.K., beating a previous record set by Titanic. It was dethroned by Avatar in 2009.
  • Chris Klein had a disastrous audition for this movie. Check it out below.

Questions We Ask:

  • Why was Mamma Mia! so successful?
  • Does this movie hedge all of its bets on Abba songs?
  • Could they make a sequel work?
  • What were our thoughts on Wonder Woman?

Just a heads up, if you haven’t seen Wonder Woman, we get pretty spoiler-ific once we reach that point in the episode. 

Max is a marketing copywriter by day, filmmaker and screenwriter by night. He resides in Charlotte, NC, and loves his dogs, watching movies, building LEGO sets, and eating food. Lots of food.You can find Max at his personal website and twitter.