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Muriel's Wedding (1994)

R  |   |  Comedy, Drama, Romance  |  10 March 1995 (USA)
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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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Cast overview, first billed only:
Sophie Lee ...
Roz Hammond ...
Cheryl (as Rosalind Hammond)
Belinda Jarrett ...
Perry Heslop (as Daniel Wyllie)
Gennie Nevinson ...
Ken Blundell
David Van Arkle
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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

Plot Summary | Plot Synopsis


She's not just getting married, she's getting even. See more »


Comedy | Drama | Romance

Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

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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Aspect Ratio:

1.66 : 1
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Did You Know?


The photographs in the Heslop family album are actual childhood photos of the actors who portray the family. See more »


David's last name is listed in the credits as Van Arkle (no "c"). The same error is made in the subtitles for the Australian DVD. See more »


Tania: Why don't you come have a drink with us?
Rhonda: [excited] 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 your 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 ...
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References The Seven Year Itch (1955) See more »


We've Only Just Begun
(Paul Williams (as Williams) / Roger Nichols (as Nichols))
Published by Irving Music Inc./Woolnough Music
Used with permission of Rondor Music Australia Pty Ltd.
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30 May 2012 | by (palestine) – See all my reviews

i know it's a great movie because it made me cry and i don't cry while watching any movie, of course some would say it's not a good enough movie i would say just watch it and full in love with Toni Colette and Australia as she made it the warmest place on earth. you would think it's a comedy movie or a drama but it's more than that it's a call for life and seeking freedom and real love and friends it will make you recheck your list of friends to see who are the true ones, it will make you recheck your life to make sure you'r living it right and for the right reasons and Toni oh boy she's a miracle. just watch the damn movie and you won't regret it, IT'S A MASTER PIECE

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