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...
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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
The writer/director P.J. Hogan wanted to use the music of ABBA in the film. At first, permission for the music to be used was denied. When the director promised to fly to Europe to plead his case to the founders of the band, permission was granted, as long as the band received a percentage of the film profits. The film turned out to be a big international hit, and thus helped inspire the very successful Broadway show which became the movie Mamma Mia! (2008). See more »
When the girls are all on holiday/honeymoon, one of throws a red drink in Muriel's face, clearly splashing the brim of her hat. When the film next cuts back to her, the hat is spotless again. See more »
I was nearly in State Government. Four million votes I needed. No one knew who won for three days 'till the postal vote came in. For three days I was almost there... You reap what you sow. You'd think I'd learn that growing up on a farm. You reap what you sow.
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If you are disappointed, if your life becomes sad, if you are feel yourself unnecessary in this crazy world, or if you are just tired a bit from life - this movie can help you to take some rest and makes you more powerful against problems. Try to became your favorite hero in this movie. Try to live with thems, take their problems as yours - and you'll be satisfied.
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