Muriel’s Wedding

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(out of 5)


Movies about the journey towards self-discovery are never old hat when they’re done well, and this one has the added pleasure of a soundtrack rife with ABBA tunes!  jump-started a marvelous career with her performance as a frumpy, miserable suburban Australian girl whose two main obsessions are achieving something in life through becoming a bride, and listening to her favourite Swedish pop group of the seventies. She’s awkward and clumsy, conning her way through situations and doing her best to avoid what she hates about herself until a new best friend (, also gaining equally deserved attention for herself) helps her see herself in a new light. It’s full of memorable dialogue (‘You’re terrible, Muriel!’) and hilarious situations, then backs it up by being truly touching and fully allowing its charismatic main character to blossom to a full, independent self. Did we mention there’s also lots of ABBA? See it, it’s one of my favourite movies.


CiBy 2000, Film Victoria, House & Moorhouse Films

Australia/France, 1994

Directed by

Screenplay by P.J. Hogan

Cinematography by

Produced by ,

Music by 

Production Design by

Costume Design by

Film Editing by


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Golden Globe Award Nomination
Best Performance By An Actress in a Motion Picture-Comedy or Musical (Toni Collette)

Writers Guild Award Nomination
Best Original Screenplay

British Academy Award Nomination
Best Screenplay – Original


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