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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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She's not just getting married, she's getting even. 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)  »

Also Known As:

La boda de Muriel  »

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$3,000,000 (estimated)

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$15,185,594 (USA)
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Trivia

The name of Muriel's fictional fiancée, Tim Simms, is has resonances (perhaps unintentional or even subconscious) with the names of two Australian food items - Tim Tams (a chocolate-coated biscuit, or cookie in US English) and Dim Sims (a pseudo-Asian meat dish). See more »

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When the courier comes for Rhonda, his arms change from leaning on the doorway, to by his side, and back. See more »

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Peter 'Chook' Vernell: I love ya.
[Muriel looks through the small gap in the door and looks shocked]
Nicole: Yeah but you love Tanya too.
Peter 'Chook' Vernell: Don't worry about it.
[Chook and Nicole start going at it on the washing machine]
Nicole: [Out of breath] Chook
Peter 'Chook' Vernell: What?
Nicole: Shut the door
[Chook leans over and they both slam the door shut Muriel leans back and hears Chook and Nicole grunting in the laundry room]
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References Hercules Returns (1993) See more »

Soundtracks

Sugar Baby Love
(Tony Waddington (as Waddington) / Wayne Bickerton (as Bickerton))
Published by Warner Chappell Music
Performed by The Rubettes
Courtesy of PolyGram Australia
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A fun Aussie comedy with a message
30 September 2002 | by (Orange County, CA USA) – 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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