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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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Cheryl (as Rosalind Hammond)
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Perry Heslop (as Daniel Wyllie)
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Ken Blundell
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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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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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The photographs in the Heslop family album are actual childhood photos of the actors who portray the family. See more »

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The film is set in 1994, two years after South Africa competed in the Barcelona Olympics. There should be no reason why David had to marry Muriel or anybody else in order to swim at the Olympic Games. See more »

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Rhonda: Cancer? Oh my God! I am gonna go bald and have to eat macrobiotic food!
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Fernando
(Benny Andersson (as Andersson) / Björn Ulvaeus (as Ulvaeus) / Stig Anderson (as Anderson)
Published for the World by Union Songs AB
Performed by ABBA
Courtesy of PolyGram Pty Limited
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Quirky, Uneven Film with Outstanding Lead Performances
23 September 2004 | by (Connecticut) – See all my reviews

The film has a biting satiric edge to it & offers a refreshingly unsentimental, non-judgmental portrait of a young woman deemed a loser by both "friends" and family. Toni Collette is magnificent as Muriel, capturing the character's wide range of emotions, from the oblivious to the gushingly enthusiastic. Collette is solidly paired with Rachel Griffith; the two come across as long-time buddies. The open-faced surrealistic sarcasm of the film is in key places undermined by melodramatic tragedies (reminding me of the turkey "Terms of Endearment"), but at least these solemn moments are treated in an un-Hollywood, non-mawkish fashion. This is a fascinating, memorable film.


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