Muriel's Wedding Movie Review 1994

Information and Film Reviews for Muriel's Wedding the Movie

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Muriel (Collette) can catch a bridal bouquet, but can she catch a husband? Her blonde, bitch-goddess friends don't think so. But dowdy, pathetic, overweight Muriel dreams of a fairy tale wedding anyway. How she fulfills her obsessive fantasy is the basis for this quirky, hilarious, and often touchingly poignant ugly duckling tale with the occasional over-the-top satiric moment. Strong cast is led by sympathetic and engaging performances from Collette (who gained 40-plus pounds for the role) and Griffiths as her best friend, Rhonda. '70s pop supergroup ABBA lends its kitschy but catchy tunes to the plot and soundtrack. Not released in the U.S. until 1995.

Distribution

Miramax Film Corp., 8439 W Sunset Blvd., West Hollywood, CA 90069-1921, Phone: (323)650-2937, URL: http://www.miramax.com

Available on VHS, DVD
Running time 105 minutes.
Originally from Australian.

Cast and Crew

Genres
Black Comedy, Down Under, Marriage, Wedding Bells
Screenplay
P.J. Hogan
Cast
Toni Collette, Bill Hunter, Rachel Griffiths, Jeanie Drynan, Gennie Nevinson Brice, Matt(hew) Day, Daniel Lapaine, Sophie Lee, Rosalind Hammond, Belinda Jarrett
Cinematography
Martin McGrath
Director
P.J. Hogan
Music
Peter Best
Producer
Lynda House, Jocelyn Moorhouse, CIBY 2000, Australian Film Finance Corp., Miramax Films

Awards

Australian Film Inst. 1994: Actress (Collette), Film, Sound, Support. Actress (Griffiths).

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