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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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Comedy | Drama | Romance

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

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Release Date:

10 March 1995 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

La boda de Muriel  »

Box Office


$3,000,000 (estimated)


£7,545,940 (UK) (14 July 1995)

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1.66 : 1
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Toni Collette gained 40 pounds in 7 weeks with the help of a dietitian for this role. See more »


When Brice is on top of Muriel on the sofa, Muriel's arm changes from by her head, to gripping Brice's arm. See more »


Rhonda: I've seen your book. You've tried on every dress in Sydney!
Muriel: That doesn't mean I'm gonna get married.
Rhonda: Then what DOES it mean?
Muriel: It means I WANT to get married. I've always wanted to get married.
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Sugar Baby Love
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Courtesy of PolyGram Australia
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a glorious celebration of freedom
24 June 2004 | by (sydney, australia) – See all my reviews

i still remember joining the neighbors to go to the movies to see a new Australian film that noone knew much about, except that it featured the music of abba...just as i still remember walking out of the cinema aglow with such immense joy.

this is a wonderful film, that begins with a shy, needy, shrinking-violet girl and ends with a strong, honest woman aware of her own power to change and control the world around her. this film is full of laughs, full of smiles and, towards the crescendo of the last few minutes even full of tears. one can't help but want to stand up and cheer, or dance, or both, as muriel escapes everything that her 'life' has pushed on her and rides into the sunset, with such happiness radiating from her face.

"you're terrible, muriel..." she is, and you can't help but love her for it. see this movie!

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