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 »
Lewis is a young Sydney amateur theater director at his first experience: he is offered a job with a Governmental program for the rehabilitation of mentally ill patients in a Sydney ... See full summary »
Straight-laced Rose breaks off relations with her party girl sister, Maggie, over an indiscretion involving Rose's boyfriend. The chilly atmosphere is broken with the arrival of Ella, the grandmother neither sister knew existed.
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
The photographs in the Heslop family album are actual childhood photos of the actors who portray the family. See more »
When Muriel hands her father a check at the end of the film, you can see it's for $5,000. She says, "That's not all of it..." and in fact it isn't, because the amount was established earlier as $12,000. See more »
You're right, you are a new person, and you stink. "Mariel VanArkle" stinks. And she's not half the person Muriel Heslop was.
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If you are disappointed, if your life becomes sad, if you are feel yourself unnecessary in this crazy world, or if you are just tired a bit from life - this movie can help you to take some rest and makes you more powerful against problems. Try to became your favorite hero in this movie. Try to live with thems, take their problems as yours - and you'll be satisfied.
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