Mamma Mia!

Continuity mistake: When Sophie is finally dressed for her wedding, the gauzey material is predominately over her right shoulder/breast. Next shot it is over her left. When she gets on the donkey, it is completely off her right side and her bra shows.

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Visible crew/equipment: When singing Dancing Queen an extra is seen falling off a ladder. If you look at the front of his shirt, a safety cable can be seen. (00:37:15)

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Continuity mistake: During "Money, Money, Money" Donna walks into the kitchen and all the staff are sitting at the table. They hurriedly get up and start working, and a newspaper is left right beside the large fish on the table. When the shot goes back with the table visible, the newspaper has gone. (00:17:35)

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Continuity mistake: During the song "Lay All Your Love on Me" on the beach, when Sophie lies back and then Sky is on top of her, in this closeup we see Sophie's wearing something else over her swimsuit. It's visible below her waist and as she lifts her right leg. (00:45:00)

Continuity mistake: Soon after arriving, Tanya and Rosie are at a bar and suddenly Donna comes out in tears. Tanya is just receiving a cocktail from Pepper, the bartender. Rosie and Tanya then hurry after Donna - and during the rest of this scene, the amount of drink in Tanya's cocktail keeps lowering then rising. (00:29:45)

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Continuity mistake: Just before the song "Does Your Mother Know" on the beach, the items on the bar change their position during the scene, from shot to shot. For instance, the bucket of ice, Tanya's bag and drink, etc. (01:09:25)

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Continuity mistake: During the wedding scene, all three of Sophie's possible fathers stand up and gather behind her on the aisle. In one closeup shot Sophie turns around to say something to Sam - in this shot the right part of her hair is behind her right shoulder. In the next shot as she is turning around back to face the priest, her hair is suddenly neatly in front of her right shoulder. (01:25:50)

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Revealing mistake: After Sophie faints at her bachelorette party, during the next scene it cuts back and forth between shots taking place in two rooms - Donna walking into Tanya and Rosie's room, then Sophie walking into Ali and Lisa's room, and both rooms have the very same cracks and stains on the walls revealing it was filmed in the same room, but with different furniture.

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Continuity mistake: When Rosie and Tanya follow Donna into the bathroom, during the "Chiquitita" scene the flower pot on the windowsill moves back and forth from the left side to the right side.

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Factual error: When you first see Sam he is supposed to be in America, but when you see out of the window as he is leaving, you can see the Gherkin building in London. He is actually in the Lloyd's Building, but to add to the illusion of being in America, he is picked up by a Yellow Cab.

Continuity mistake: When they are singing Does Your Mother Know You're Out, a man is seen getting out of water and then lying in the sand. When he stands up no sand sticks to him, which it should. (01:09:00)

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Continuity mistake: When Tanya and Rosie arrive at the island, they get off the boat and walk up the pier. They break into song with Donna (who is walking towards them) but as the shot keeps changing, the two old men standing on the pier disappear and re-appear every time the camera changes. (00:11:25)

Continuity mistake: During the last half of the movie Donna wears a red sweeping shawl over her shoulders, with her outfit for Sophie's wedding. Many times the position of the shawl is not consistent during shots - most noticeable after she walks Sophie down the aisle, then sits down. (01:21:05)

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Continuity mistake: When Sam and Harry get out of their separate taxis near the start, there is a huge amount of rope on the harbour. Camera cuts and it's now disappeared and is not trailing from the boat. (00:07:50)

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Continuity mistake: In the Super Trouper scene, when we see Donna, Tanya and Rosie raising their left hands, we see that Rosie is just behind Donna's sleeve. However, in the next shot, in which we only see Donna, we can't see Rosie or her shadow at all.

Continuity mistake: At the end of Voulez Vous, the people pick up Sophie. In one shot her hair falls down to her shoulders, camera cuts and it falls back down again.

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Continuity mistake: When Donna is dancing to "Dancing Queen," her hair is all messed up. But in the next shot, her hair is not messed up.

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Donna: You sound like you're having fun already.
Ali: Oh, we are!
Donna: I used to have fun!
Ali: Oh, we know!

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Trivia: All of the entire cast performed their own singing.

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Question: When is the movie supposed to have taken place? There is reference to Donna having dated and presumably conceived in the 1960s. That would place Sophie's wedding, at age 20, no later than 1990. But isn't that a little early for Sky to be putting the Villa Donna on the internet?

Answer: Sophie finds Donna's diary from 1979, being the year Sophie was conceived meaning she was born in 1980 (as the diary entries are from July/August). So the movie is set in 2000.

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