On the blissful, and blissfully fictional, Greek island of Kalokairi, 20-year bride in waiting Sophie Sheridan (Seyfried) reveals to her two bridesmaids that she has secretly invited three mystery men and, through spending time with each of them, she intends to find her father and consequently find the man to walk her down the aisle. The candidates are: an enduringly charming Colin Firth, suave-until-he-sings Pierce Brosnan, and the intrepid adventurer (why not?) Stellan Skarsgård.
But of course, the main thrust of the narrative is the singalong joy of ABBA’s music and the ever-present threat of sequins. Joining the karaoke wedding in paradise are Donna’s close friends Julie Waters (Billy Elliot, Educating Rita) and Christine Jane Baranski (Chicago, The Birdcage). An irrepressible summer jukebox!