Mamma Mia!

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.

Factual error: Sam and Donna would not be able to marry. There are things which need to be done before it is legal for two people to marry and it is therefore not possible to marry minutes after proposing.

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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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Donna: I grew up.
Tanya: Well, grow back down then!

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Trivia: Abba's Benny Anderson and Bjorn Ulvaeus have cameos. One is seen during 'Dancing Queen', playing piano near a boat, and the other is seen near the end of the 'Waterloo' sequence, which plays over the credits. (00:38:00)

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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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