Mamma Mia!: Here We Go Again
First screened in August 2018
Director: Ol Parker. Cast: Lily James, Amanda Seyfried, Pierce Brosnan, Jeremy Irvine, Josh Dylan, Stellan Skarsgård, Hugh Skinner, Colin Firth, Julie Walters, Alexa Davies, Christine Baranski, Jessica Keenan Wynn, Andy Garcia, Dominic Cooper, Maria Vacratsis, Cher, Celia Imrie, Omid Djalili, Panos Mouzourakis, Gerard Monaco, Meryl Streep. Screenplay: Ol Parker (based on a screen story by Richard Curtis, Ol Parker, and Catherine Johnson). Twitter Capsule:
Actors had fun. I didn't. Songs don't fit scenes or "characters." Tacky moments overwhelm moving ones.
Some memorable feints in the direction of confronting grief and age, but the polyester quality of the whole thing handily overwhelms them.