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Muriel's Wedding (1994)

R | | Comedy, Drama | 31 March 1995 (USA)
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A young social outcast in Australia steals money from her parents to finance a vacation where she hopes to find happiness, and perhaps love.

Director:

P.J. Hogan

Writer:

P.J. Hogan
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Nominated for 1 Golden Globe. Another 9 wins & 10 nominations. See more awards »

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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Sophie Lee Sophie Lee ... Tania Degano
Roz Hammond ... Cheryl (as Rosalind Hammond)
Toni Collette ... Muriel Heslop
Belinda Jarrett Belinda Jarrett ... Janine
Pippa Grandison ... Nicole
Bill Hunter ... Bill Heslop
Jeanie Drynan ... Betty Heslop
Dan Wyllie ... Perry Heslop (as Daniel Wyllie)
Gabby Millgate ... Joanie Heslop
Gennie Nevinson Gennie Nevinson ... Deidre Chambers
Rachel Griffiths ... Rhonda Epinstalk
Matt Day ... Brice Nobes
Chris Haywood ... Ken Blundell
Daniel Lapaine ... David Van Arkle
Susan Prior ... Girl at Wedding
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Storyline

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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Taglines:

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

Genres:

Comedy | Drama

Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

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

Parents Guide:

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Details

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Official Facebook | Official site

Country:

Australia | France

Language:

English

Release Date:

31 March 1995 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

La boda de Muriel See more »

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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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Sound Mix:

Dolby | Dolby SR

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.66 : 1
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Trivia

Russell Gilbert was considered for the role of Brice Nobes. See more »

Goofs

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 »

Quotes

Dierdre: Beauty consultant. I advise women on their lipstick, base and eye liner.
[to Japanese businessmen]
Dierdre: But you should all know about make-up. Your wives must be geishas.
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Alternate Versions

The theatrical release clearly showed a woman dressed as Wonder Woman and a man dressed as Robin during the talent show scene when Muriel and Rhonda are presented with the over-sized check and champagne. In the DVD/video release, Robin is only partly shown and Wonder Woman is not shown at all. See more »

Connections

Featured in 20 to 1: Great Aussie Movies (2006) See more »

Soundtracks

I Go to Rio
(Peter Allen (as Allen) / Adrienne Anderson (as Anderson))
Published by Irving Music Inc.
Used with permission of Rondor Music Australia Pty Ltd
Performed by Peter Allen
Courtesy of A&M Records Inc/PolyGram Australia
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brilliant
30 May 2012 | by najwa-sky-limitSee 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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