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We Love Muriel's Wedding

Updated on July 10, 2014

Here Comes the Bride

Muriel Heslop (Toni Collette) lives in Porpoise Spit, Australia in the early 90s. According to just about everyone in town the surest sign that you've succeeded is by getting married.

Muriel bedroom is plastered with magazine images of brides, but there's only one problem; Muriel can't seem to find anyone who likes her enough to marry her. Especially when she hangs with the current uppity crowd of harlots who chastise her for:

* never listening

* not wearing the right clothes

* being fat

* listening to 70s music in the 90s

* and constantly embarrassing them.

When her "friends" dump her she steals $12,000 from her father and follows the girls on a lavish trip hoping they'll change their minds. Instead she meets an old classmate, Rhonda Epinstalk (Rachel Griffiths) who shows Muriel how to have a good time and still be herself.

The two girls run off to Sydney, get jobs and share a flat. Away from her father's constant berating of her failures Muriel is able to blossom into a woman worth knowing; one who begins enjoying her life. She cuts and de-frizzes her hair and gets a healthy glowing splotch-free complexion.

This is a charming film about growing up, self esteem, surviving in a dysfunctional family and learning to live on your own. There are laughs, sadness (one of the characters develops cancer and another commits suicide). And of course there's catchy Abba music throughout!

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Why I Love Muriel's Wedding in 100 Words or Less

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Muriel's Wedding

Hilarity ensues when Muriel Heslop steals $12,000 from her lying, cheating father and runs away to Sydney in hopes of changing her boring life for the better. She ends up having a whole lot of fun and learning that she can't get through her life stealing and lying to get what she wants.


Go ahead, disagree. I dare you.

Muriel's Wedding is one of the best movie ever.

Muriel's Wedding IS the best.

Muriel's Wedding IS the best.

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    • anonymous 4 years ago

      Love it!

    • AbbieW 6 years ago

      Muriel's Wedding is a great movie! Toni Collette and Rachel Griffiths were amazing!

    • anonymous 7 years ago

      its such a good movie! and its FUNNY!!! 'deidre....deidre charmers! wat a coincidence!'

    • anonymous 7 years ago

      Cant watch it enough. Every time I see it, I discover something new. This is definitely in my top ten. I adore Toni Colette.

    • anonymous 7 years ago

      this is one my favorite movies of 90s first time i saw it i fell in love with the movie .when it came out on video to rent i rented me my girlfriends loved it the movie .in fact i have movie on vhs tape and play it on vhs dvd still make laugh especially the ending.

    • anonymous 8 years ago

      best film ever...if your down watch it....and you will be smiling again...i promise

    • anonymous 8 years ago

      I have watched it over and over and never get sick of it!!!!!A+++

    • mureksoy 8 years ago

      I LOVE this movie! I saw it in the theater with my best friend when it first came out and now I can't wait until my 5 yr old daughter is old enough to watch it with me for the umpteenth time!

    • anonymous 8 years ago

      love it one of the best films EVER!!!!!!!!!!!

    • June Campbell 9 years ago from North Vancouver, BC, Canada

      I loved Muriel's Wedding. In fact, I have often wondered why so many of the best movies seem to come from Australia. There is some awesome talent down under.

    • LanaBoom 9 years ago

      This movie was hilarious. Toni Collette was even talented back then.

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    • Moe Wood 9 years ago from Eastern Ontario

      Luv it! More than meets the eye.

    Wrong! It's the worst!

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      Sing the Music from Muriel's Wedding!

      1. Bridal Dancing Queen (The Wedding Band)

      2. Sugar Baby Love (The Rubettes)

      3. We've Only Just Begun (The Carpenters)

      4. Lonely Hearts (The Wedding Band)

      5. The Tide Is High (Blondie)

      6. Waterloo (Abba)

      7. I Go To Rio (Peter Allen)

      8. Bean Bag (The Wedding Band)

      9. T-Shirts & Jeans (Razorbrain)

      10. I Just Don't Know What To Do With Myself (Dusty Springfield)

      11. Bridal Dancing Queen (The Wedding Band)

      12. I Do, I Do, I Do, I Do, I Do (Abba)

      13. Happy Together (The Turtles)

      14. Muriel's Wedding (The Wedding Band)

      15. Dancing Queen (Abba)


      Is Muriel abnormal?

      She's hideous!

      She's hideous!

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        Real woman! Real beautiful!

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          • ellaben 9 years ago


          • Moe Wood 9 years ago from Eastern Ontario

            I thought she was beautiful right from the beginning!

          Fabba Abba

          Watch a clip of Muriel and Rhonda's Fabba Abba performance at the Hibiscus Island Star Search. It's Fabba-ulous!

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              Wedding Mom 6 years ago

              Love the music, love Abba, the movie... hmmm

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              anonymous 8 years ago


              I think that Muriels Wedding is one of the best Australian films ever made. It made me laugh for hours on end. What is extraordinary about it is that it rings true for so many people. It was also one of the reasons why my husband and myself got into wedding cars due to our love of weddings. Please feel free to check out our wedding car web site.


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