History Film / MurielsWedding

17th Apr '16 4:41:21 AM CorporalPie
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At the resort Muriel is further derided and rejected by her former friends; however her trip ends on a positive note after she meets Rhonda (Creator/RachelGriffiths), a [[ReallyGetsAround wild]] former classmate from Porpoise Spit. In an effort to impress Rhonda, Muriel tells her that she is engaged, and at the resort to have one last fling. Not eager to return home and face her father, Muriel impulsively chooses to move to UsefulNotes/{{Sydney}}, where she becomes room-mates with Rhonda. Deciding to completely re-invent herself (even to the point of changing her name to 'Mariel'), Muriel gets a job at a video-store and begins to pursue her dreams. Soon, however, her lies and her past begin to catch up with her, and Muriel is forced to face the person she truly is in order to grow into the person she wishes to become.

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At the resort Muriel is further derided and rejected by her former friends; however however, her trip ends on a positive note after she meets Rhonda (Creator/RachelGriffiths), a [[ReallyGetsAround wild]] former classmate from Porpoise Spit. In an effort to impress Rhonda, Muriel tells her that she is engaged, and at the resort to have one last fling. Not eager to return home and face her father, Muriel impulsively chooses to move to UsefulNotes/{{Sydney}}, where she becomes room-mates with Rhonda. Deciding to completely re-invent herself (even to the point of changing her name to 'Mariel'), Muriel gets a job at a video-store and begins to pursue her dreams. Soon, however, her lies and her past begin to catch up with her, and Muriel is forced to face the person she truly is in order to grow into the person she wishes to become.
17th Apr '16 4:41:04 AM CorporalPie
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At the resort Muriel is further derided and rejected by her former friends, however her trip ends on a positive note after she meets Rhonda (Creator/RachelGriffiths), a [[ReallyGetsAround wild]] former classmate from Porpoise Spit. In an effort to impress Rhonda, Muriel tells her that she is engaged, and at the resort to have one last fling. Not eager to return home and face her father, Muriel impulsively chooses to move to UsefulNotes/{{Sydney}}, where she becomes room-mates with Rhonda. Deciding to completely re-invent herself (even to the point of changing her name to 'Mariel'), Muriel gets a job at a video-store and begins to pursue her dreams. Soon, however, her lies and her past begin to catch up with her, and Muriel is forced to face the person she truly is in order to grow into the person she wishes to become.

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At the resort Muriel is further derided and rejected by her former friends, friends; however her trip ends on a positive note after she meets Rhonda (Creator/RachelGriffiths), a [[ReallyGetsAround wild]] former classmate from Porpoise Spit. In an effort to impress Rhonda, Muriel tells her that she is engaged, and at the resort to have one last fling. Not eager to return home and face her father, Muriel impulsively chooses to move to UsefulNotes/{{Sydney}}, where she becomes room-mates with Rhonda. Deciding to completely re-invent herself (even to the point of changing her name to 'Mariel'), Muriel gets a job at a video-store and begins to pursue her dreams. Soon, however, her lies and her past begin to catch up with her, and Muriel is forced to face the person she truly is in order to grow into the person she wishes to become.
13th Oct '15 11:55:12 AM leathernroses
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* FoodSlap: Tania tosses Muriel's drink in her voice when Muriel turns up on Hibiscus Island.

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* FoodSlap: Tania tosses Muriel's drink in her voice face when Muriel turns up on Hibiscus Island.
1st Aug '15 10:53:59 PM toongrrl1990
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* HotGuyUglyWife: Muriel being ugly is YMMV (one can say she's a [[BigBeautifulWoman BBW]] whose effort at presentation falls flat), but CitizenshipMarriage husband David is a stunner.



* HotGuyUglyWife: Muriel being ugly is YMMV, but CitizenshipMarriage husband David is a stunner.
6th Jul '15 11:51:25 AM Morgenthaler
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''Muriel's Wedding'' is an Australian comedy written and directed by P.J. Hogan (''Film/MyBestFriendsWedding'', ''ConfessionsOfAShopaholic''), starring ToniCollette (''TheSixthSense'', ''UnitedStatesOfTara'') as the title character. The film was released in Australia in 1994, where it received widespread critical acclaim before its theatrical release in the U.S. in 1995. The film is notable as being the first major international hit for its director, star, and costar Creator/RachelGriffiths (''Series/SixFeetUnder'', ''BrothersAndSisters'').

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''Muriel's Wedding'' is an Australian comedy written and directed by P.J. Hogan (''Film/MyBestFriendsWedding'', ''ConfessionsOfAShopaholic''), Hogan, starring ToniCollette (''TheSixthSense'', ''UnitedStatesOfTara'') Creator/ToniCollette as the title character. The film was released in Australia in 1994, where it received widespread critical acclaim before its theatrical release in the U.S. in 1995. The film is notable as being the first major international hit for its director, star, and costar Creator/RachelGriffiths (''Series/SixFeetUnder'', ''BrothersAndSisters'').
Creator/RachelGriffiths.
9th Jun '15 5:58:24 PM Noraneko
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* BittersweetEnding: [[spoiler:True, Rhonda will never walk again and Muriel, who got the dream wedding she hoped for but none of the marriage that came with it, will have to take care of her for the foreseeable future. But it's clear that Muriel is finally being true to herself and is with her best friend, and they get to leave the backwater Porpoise Spit for good.]]
9th Jun '15 5:53:05 PM Noraneko
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* ManChild: Muriel is a downplayed version of this; she's not the loser others think she is but at the start of the movie she is jobless, without ambition besides getting married, spends all day in her room listening to ABBA songs and lies to boutique workers so that she can take pictures in wedding gowns for free. She does grow up and starts being true to herself, though.


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* HotGuyUglyWife: Muriel being ugly is YMMV, but CitizenshipMarriage husband David is a stunner.
9th Jun '15 5:41:19 PM Noraneko
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* CitizenshipMarriage: Muriel is so desperate to get married that she even answers an advertisement to enter into a marriage of convenience to a South African who wants to join the Australian Olympic Swim Team. [[spoiler: It works out about as well as you'd expect]].

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* CitizenshipMarriage: Muriel is so desperate to get married that she even answers an advertisement to enter into a marriage of convenience to a South African who wants to join the Australian Olympic Swim Team. [[spoiler: It works out about as well as you'd expect]].expect, but he does admit to liking having her around, and the longing look he gives her after they break up and she leaves suggests that he did develop something for her]].


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* HeadbuttOfLove: David and Muriel [[spoiler:when he's comforting her after her mother dies.]]


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* SexlessMarriage: Muriel and David, completed with [[SleepingSingle separate beds]]. Expected, since they were in a CitizenshipMarriage. [[spoiler:They do consummate the marriage after Muriel's mother dies, but they break up soon after.]]
2nd Jun '15 11:26:49 PM toongrrl1990
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* WhenSheSmiles: It's amazing how smiling (out of true happiness in Sydney) transforms Muriel's looks.
* YouAreBetterThanYouThinkYouAre: What Rhonda tells Muriel.
10th Mar '15 4:15:01 PM toongrrl1990
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* FieryRedhead: Our heroine.

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* FieryRedhead: Our heroine. Muriel has very fiery auburn locks and while she seems like a wallflower, she does get loud when she's upset and becomes vocal [[CallingTheOldManOut when standing up to her father]].
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