We have to drive an hour to the nearest movie theater so we don't go often, but this seemed like one to see on the big screen (and at near-deafening volume), and we weren't disappointed. I give it One and a Half Thumbs Up, mostly for the music and nostalgia carried along from the first film that came out 10 years ago.
The slightly stingy Thumb review is because it didn't have me dancing out of the theater like Mama Mia!1 did. I suppose that could be because I'm 10 years older and have been dancing myself silly to the same Abba songs while cleaning the house and doing dishes for about 40 years now. But I don't think so.
While the plot seems a little thin, the movie does clear up Donna's (Meryl Streep) mysterious past romances, her pregnancy, and how she ended up on a Greek island with a baby, Sophie. Will there be a Here We Go Again Again sequel in another 10 years to clear up the mystery of Donna's life as an innkeeper and how she died?
I will also give it an extra fingernail for Cher's (plays Donna's mother/Sophie's grandma) glitzy outfits and her general fabulousness. And then there was the large popcorn (you add the butter yourself! as much as you want! !!), the recliner seats, my favorite hand to hold ....
Oh, heck, make it two thumbs up.
Just go. You'll have fun!