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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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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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The hilarious comedy about friends, fun and unexpected surprises! See more »

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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)

Gross USA:

$15,185,594

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$42,300,000
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1.66 : 1
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Trivia

Jamie Dunn, Ross Higgins, John Jarratt, John Howard, Robert Hughes, Terry Gill, Bryan Brown and Paul Hogan were considered for the role of Bill Heslop See more »

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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 »

Quotes

Rhonda: I had cancer... it's all right, they cut it out.
Cheryl: You were so full of life.
Rhonda: I'm not DEAD, Cheryl.
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Featured in 20 to 1: 50 to 01: Great Movie One Liners (2007) See more »

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Dancing Queen
(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
Dancing Queen bridal arrangement by Peter Best, Vocals Blazey Best
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Quirky, Uneven Film with Outstanding Lead Performances
23 September 2004 | by See all my reviews

The film has a biting satiric edge to it & offers a refreshingly unsentimental, non-judgmental portrait of a young woman deemed a loser by both "friends" and family. Toni Collette is magnificent as Muriel, capturing the character's wide range of emotions, from the oblivious to the gushingly enthusiastic. Collette is solidly paired with Rachel Griffith; the two come across as long-time buddies. The open-faced surrealistic sarcasm of the film is in key places undermined by melodramatic tragedies (reminding me of the turkey "Terms of Endearment"), but at least these solemn moments are treated in an un-Hollywood, non-mawkish fashion. This is a fascinating, memorable film.


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