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Muriel's Wedding (1994)

Muriel finds life in Porpoise Spit, Australia dull and spends her days alone in her room listening to Abba music and dreaming of her wedding day. Slight problem, Muriel has never had a date... See full summary »

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Nominated for 1 Golden Globe. Another 8 wins & 10 nominations. See more awards »

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Muriel finds life in Porpoise Spit, Australia dull and spends her days alone in her room listening to Abba music and dreaming of her wedding day. Slight problem, Muriel has never had a date. Then she steals some money to go on a tropical vacation, meets a wacky friend, changes her name to Mariel, and turns her world upside down. Written by Lynn Salmon

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Success is the best revenge. See more »

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Comedy | Drama | Romance

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Rated R for sex-related dialogue and some sexuality | See all certifications »

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31 March 1995 (USA)  »

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La boda de Muriel  »

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$3,000,000 (estimated)

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$15,185,594 (USA)
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Toni Collette gained 40 pounds in 7 weeks with the help of a dietitian for this role. See more »

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When the girls are all on holiday/honeymoon, one of throws a red drink in Muriel's face, clearly splashing the brim of her hat. When the film next cuts back to her, the hat is spotless again. See more »

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Rhonda: Rose Biggs? Are you friends with her?
Tania: Once we got to know her, we found out she was just like us.
Rhonda: But Rose Biggs sucked your husband's cock!
Rhonda's Mother: Rhonda!
Rhonda: Well she did!
Tania: I know, but I sucked her husband's cock, and it made me realise, we all make mistakes.
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Referenced in Buzz Lightyear of Star Command: Mira's Wedding (2000) See more »

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Ave Maria
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Performed by Robyn Pitt Owen
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a glorious celebration of freedom
24 June 2004 | by (sydney, australia) – See all my reviews

i still remember joining the neighbors to go to the movies to see a new Australian film that noone knew much about, except that it featured the music of abba...just as i still remember walking out of the cinema aglow with such immense joy.

this is a wonderful film, that begins with a shy, needy, shrinking-violet girl and ends with a strong, honest woman aware of her own power to change and control the world around her. this film is full of laughs, full of smiles and, towards the crescendo of the last few minutes even full of tears. one can't help but want to stand up and cheer, or dance, or both, as muriel escapes everything that her 'life' has pushed on her and rides into the sunset, with such happiness radiating from her face.

"you're terrible, muriel..." she is, and you can't help but love her for it. see this movie!


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