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Muriel's Wedding (1994)

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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... See full summary »

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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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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 writer/director P.J. Hogan wanted to use the music of ABBA in the film. At first, permission for the music to be used was denied. When the director promised to fly to Europe to plead his case to the founders of the band, permission was granted, as long as the band received a percentage of the film profits. The film turned out to be a big international hit, and thus helped inspire the very successful Broadway show which became the movie Mamma Mia! (2008). 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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Muriel: He said if I ever left him, he would find out who I was living with and shoot them. Then, he'd shoot me, then himself.
Rhonda: Shit, he really loved you, didn't he?
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References The Seven Year Itch (1955) See more »

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Hotcha
(Peter Best)
Published by Best Results Pty Ltd
Performed by A.A. Aardvaark
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pathetically fabulous
22 December 2004 | by (Turkey) – See all my reviews

a fat girl with an obsessive/compulsive dream of marriage + her grotesque family + her shallowest of the shallow "so called" friends + her cheeky & crazy sidekick and the music of ABBA. How could any movie sound more irritating? But, uh-huh, it's not.

What makes this movie "unique" is the performance of Toni Collette and the thin line between the protagonist/antagonist qualifications of the characters. You can not just like them or hate them because you can not decide where to put them in your personal moral scale. Although the story itself is pathetically sad, the film could still make the audience laugh out loud in some specific scenes.

I believe this film is one of the pioneers of 90's indie movies and obviously it has given great inspiration to the newcomers of "Ecole Sundance".


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