Muriel's Wedding

Muriel's Wedding

P J Hogan (1994)

15 Certificate


Our Score
The Ugly Duckling is given a delightful Down Under spin in this congenial comedy. Here, the figure of fun is flabby Muriel Heslop, who lives in a frothy fantasy world of Abba songs, husband-shopping and wedding-dress dreams. It's when she leaves her small-minded home town of Porpoise Spit under a cloud to flat-share with Rhonda, an old acquaintance from school (snappily played by Rachel Griffiths), that the initially hilarious humour begins to turn a shade more poignant. Breezily directed by the clearly nuptially fixated PJ Hogan - he went on to make My Best Friend's Wedding in the States - the film features a tremendously affecting Toni Collette as mousey no-mark Muriel, who spends her life flicking through bridal catalogues. It took Hogan a year to raise the finance for his movie, and he was rewarded not only at the box office but also by the critics: the movie deservedly scooped four Australian film awards, including best film and best actress for Collette.



Cast & Crew

Muriel Heslop Toni Collette
Bill Heslop Bill Hunter
Rhonda Rachel Griffiths
Betty Heslop Jeanie Drynan
Deidre Gennie Nevinson
Brice Matt Day
David Van Arkle Daniel Lapaine
Tania Sophie Lee
Janine Belinda Jarrett
Cheryl Rosalind Hammond
Director P J Hogan
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Other Information

Language: EnglishColourTheatrical distributor: Buena Vista International UKGuidance: Swearing, nudity. Available on: video and DVD