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Muriel's Wedding (1994)

R | | Comedy, Drama | 31 March 1995 (USA)
A young social outcast in Australia steals money from her parents to finance a vacation where she hopes to find happiness, and perhaps love.

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Cheryl (as Rosalind Hammond)
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Belinda Jarrett ...
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Perry Heslop (as Daniel Wyllie)
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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

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

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31 March 1995 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

La boda de Muriel  »

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$3,000,000 (estimated)

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$15,185,594

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$42,300,000
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Belinda Jarrett's last film. 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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Tania: I'm a bride.
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Referenced in Who Wants to Be a Millionaire: Wedding Week 3 (2009) See more »

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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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A fun Aussie comedy with a message
30 September 2002 | by See all my reviews

"Muriel's Wedding" is all about a young Aussie woman who bears the scars of a dysfunctional family as she sets out in life in search of happiness. Very much an Aussie film, rough as a day old beard but with a heart of gold and a visceral sense of humor, "MW" is one of those few movies which can accurately be called a "gem". Buoyant, coarse, and poignant, "MW" tells a story of personal conquest as we watch a courageous Muriel struggle with low self esteem from patriarchal abuse while looking for love in all the wrong places. A roller coaster ride with a feel good ending for anyone into movies with morals and/or Aussie films. (B+)


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