063: Mamma Mia! & Wonder Woman
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
- 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.
- 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.