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Muriel's Wedding (1994)

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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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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Success is the best revenge. 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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Box Office

Budget:

$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

Bill Hunter was filming The Adventures of Priscilla, Queen of the Desert (1994) and Muriel's Wedding (1994) at the same time, each requiring him to have different length hair, beard and to be in different parts of the country. Both films developed international cult followings and prominently featured the music of ABBA. See more »

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The backyard grass was still smoldering days after the fire. See more »

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Tania: Why don't you come have a drink with us?
Rhonda: You want to have a drink with me?
Tania: Well, yeah. We wouldn't want you to spend the entire holiday alone. It's not like in high school where you should feel you're not good enough to talk to us.
Rhonda: I don't.
Tania: If I feel you've changed, I'll tell you. I'm honest. Unlike some people, I tell it like it is.
Rhonda: The truth? I tell the truth too. Nicole's having an affair with Chook. Muriel saw them fucking in the laundry room on your wedding day. Stick your drink up your ...
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Referenced in EastEnders: Episode dated 9 August 2005 (2005) See more »

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I do, I do, I do, I do
(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
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A fun Aussie comedy with a message
30 September 2002 | by 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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