Cher and Meryl Streep share a kiss at 'Mamma Mia' premiere

Calvin Saunders
July 18, 2018

Here We Go Again puts down his teacup, scrolls through the photographs on his phone and hands it over.

But Mamma Mia! Here We Go Again doesn't quite achieve the same intoxicating sense of nostalgia-drenched delirium. It was great, and she was hiding watching me sing, and I was so excited.

Although Cher was a big fan of ABBA - whose music soundtracks the movie - before she started work on the film, she recently admitted that she hadn't appreciated how "complicated" the songs were until she started singing herself.

However, when all is said and done, Parker's film is hard-wired to entertain, with a comforting recipe of glossy song and dance numbers, saucy humour, simmering romance and Oscar victor Meryl Streep ripping the hearts out of chests as she mines the raw emotion of Benny Andersson and Bjorn Ulvaeus's lyrics.

Not only is it the first time the three-time Oscar victor has appeared in a sequel to one of her films, it's also the first time she's reunited on screen with former Silkwood co-star Cher.

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At the premiere of the film "Mamma Mia!". She told the Today Show in the US.

Stunning! It looks like everyone had an fantastic time, especially Cher and Meryl!

"Singing the song My Love, My Life was the most emotional thing for me, and my favourite moment", Seyfried previously declared. The co-stars also posed for photos together and with the rest of the cast, including Amanda Seyfried, Lily James and Christine Baranski.

The new film is a prequel to the original and pivots on daughter Sophie, played by Seyfried, who returns to the Greek island of the original, where her mother Donna runs a hotel, to announce that she's pregnant. The sequel to the 2008 smash "Mamma Mia!".

Cher also joins the cast, playing the mother of Streep's character Donna Sheridan, while James plays a younger version of Donna. I sat snobbishly on my high horse and said it was a load of cheesy nonsense with a clunky plot that didn't so much develop as lurch from one Abba song to another.

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