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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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A Story of Love, Laughter and the Pursuit of Matrimony, everyone is invited! See more »

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

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31 March 1995 (USA)  »

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La boda de Muriel  »

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$3,000,000 (estimated)

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£7,545,940 (UK) (14 July 1995)
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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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While Muriel and Rhonda are imitating ABBA on stage, Tania and Nicole get into a knockdown fight and the entire table is disrupted. When we cut back to Muriel and Rhonda, the girls still sitting there just watching. We can see the backs of their heads, and their dates are standing enjoying the show as before. See more »

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Rhonda: Sorry, Mum. You know I love you, but you drive me crazy. And you three, what a bunch of cocksuckers.
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References Basket Case 3 (1991) See more »

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Mamma Mia
(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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pathetically fabulous
22 December 2004 | by (Turkey) – See all my reviews

a fat girl with an obsessive/compulsive dream of marriage + her grotesque family + her shallowest of the shallow "so called" friends + her cheeky & crazy sidekick and the music of ABBA. How could any movie sound more irritating? But, uh-huh, it's not.

What makes this movie "unique" is the performance of Toni Collette and the thin line between the protagonist/antagonist qualifications of the characters. You can not just like them or hate them because you can not decide where to put them in your personal moral scale. Although the story itself is pathetically sad, the film could still make the audience laugh out loud in some specific scenes.

I believe this film is one of the pioneers of 90's indie movies and obviously it has given great inspiration to the newcomers of "Ecole Sundance".


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