"Mamma Mia!" Rave: "Most Fun To Be Had" Basically Ever, Plus Premiere Pics

07/08/2008 05:12 am ET | Updated May 25, 2011

No matter how many blockbusters there are, Universal Pictures' screen version of the global hit stage musical "Mamma Mia!" is the most fun to be had at the movies this or any other recent summer.

Teenage boys may be glued to the latest action adventure, but the rest of the family will be having a rollicking good time and dancing in the aisles to Swedish pop group ABBA's irresistible songs. It's a delightful piece of filmmaking with a marvelous cast topped by Meryl Streep in one of her smartest and most entertaining performances ever.

After its world premiere in London on Monday, the film opens in the U.K. on July 4 and in North America on July 18. It will surely follow the stage show around the world in pleasing audiences and coining what one of the infectious songs celebrates: "Money, Money, Money."

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Star Meryl Streep:

Pierce Brosnan -one of three male leads - and his wife;

Star Amanda Seyfried:

Exec producers Tom Hanks and Rita Wilson:

Male lead Colin Firth and wife:

Last male lead Stellan Skarsgard with a fan:

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