Mamma Mia!

Continuity mistake: When Sophie is in her bedroom with Ali and Lisa after they have just arrived, Ali has a scarf and she places it on her shoulders. In the very next shot it it now suddenly wrapped around her shoulder, even though she didn't have time to wrap it around. (00:07:40)

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Continuity mistake: When Donna is fixing the crack in the tiles, the tip of the filler-gun breaks off. She stands up, and a bit later waves the filler gun, with the tip back on. The pistol has been out of sight (her hands down) during the scene, but she didn't look down once, and we see that she is carrying a bowl in the other hand, so she would not have had a chance to put the tip back on again.

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Continuity mistake: When Sky is getting his hat and cigar as "props" for his stag party, as he leaves the room wearing the hat and holding the cigar. In the second shot as he walks past Sophie, there is a long loose cord hanging down from the brim of the hat - which wasn't there in the first shot. (00:10:00)

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Continuity mistake: At the chapel, Sam has just proposed to Donna. She says she's not a bigamist. Sam says neither is he and that he has loved Donna for the past 21 years. To his right stands Sophie, who after hearing Sam say this, is all choked up and looks like she's about to burst into tears of joy. Immediately after you see this expression we see Donna very briefly (one or two seconds). When the shot goes back onto Sam and Sophie, Sophie has a huge grin on her face. Nothing is said by Donna or Sam in this extremely brief period of time that would justify her instantaneous change of expression.

Continuity mistake: By the end of the song "Chiquitita", Donna has a red rose in the side of her head (positioned in her hair) after Rosie put it in there. As the shots differ, in some shots the red rose, which should be visible (judged by the amount of the side of Donna's head we can see), is not there. It appears and then disappears a few times and is not due to the angle. (00:32:10)

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Other mistake: At the end of them singing "Money, Money, Money", when Donna is screwing the falling window shutter back, there is no drill bit on the drill, making it not possible for her to put the shutter back up.

Continuity mistake: When Donna climbs on top of the goathouse after seeing Sam, Bill and Harry, and begins to sing "Mamma Mia", as she rolls around all over the roof her dunagrees (especially the knees) become dirty. However the amount, prominence and position of the dust and dirt on her clothing changes a few times during the whole scene. (00:26:10)

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Continuity mistake: When Tanya and Rosie are talking to Donna in the bedroom just before the "Dancing Queen" number, they are talking about how bad Donna used to be. Rosie then puts a hat on Donna and Tanya puts a green feather boa on Donna's shoulders - twice - between shots. (00:34:50)

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Continuity mistake: When Donna, Tanya and Rosie are on the couch talking, Tanya asks Donna "if she's getting any." As she asks her this, the shot switches angles. And as it does, the towel that Tanya is wearing on her head changes from dangling behind her shoulder to suddenly hanging in front of it. (00:21:50)

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Continuity mistake: When Donna breaks the shutter, her reaction is different from the angle looking into the room than it is from the inside shot. (00:16:20)

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Continuity mistake: When Sam and Harry's taxis arrive at the pier, the sunlight casting on the pavement changes dramatically between shots.

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Visible crew/equipment: At the end of a song near the end at the wedding reception, the stage lights and a light screen can be seen in the champagne glasses of the guests.

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Continuity mistake: When Sophie is hurrying all three potential fathers into the goathouse, Sam is the last one in. As he walks in we see his bag strap slide down from his shoulder to his elbow. As the shot changes, the strap is now instantly back up on his shoulder. (00:22:25)

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Continuity mistake: When Sky hands Tanya and Rosie a drink when they first arrive on the island and meet him on the courtyard, Tanya raises her glass and begins to drink. Then when the shot changes her hand is back down by her waist. (00:15:25)

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Continuity mistake: In the scene where Donna is crying and having her nose wiped her nose is very red. As soon as she leaves the building and crawls on the roof her nose is just fine.

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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.

Visible crew/equipment: When Donna and her friends are singing "Super Trooper" at the bachelor party, you can see a crew member reflected on the colorful door.

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

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Trivia: While neither the stage show nor the film reveals who Sophie's real father is, there is an official answer. According to Catherine Johnson and Phyllida Lloyd, Sophie's real father is Bill. Bill's character was Australian in the original stage production, but in the film he became a Swede instead, and he's played by Swedish actor Stellan Skarsgård. This means the film's Sophie has her roots in Sweden - just like "Mamma Mia!"

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Question: Who is her father? I know they all want a 1/3 but who is her real father?

Answer: If you checked the trivia section, you would have your answer, but here it goes...."While neither the stage show nor the film reveals who Sophie's real father is, there is an official answer. According to Catherine Johnson and Phyllida Lloyd, Sophie's real father is Bill. Bill's character was Australian in the original stage production, but in the film he became a Swede instead, and he's played by Swedish actor Stellan Skarsgård."

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