* CrowningMusicOfAwesome -- The scene where Muriel tries on the wedding dress for the first time featured a reworked version of Dancing Queen.
* HollywoodHomely -- Toni Collette reportedly put on 40 pounds in 7 weeks with the help of a dietitian in order to play the role of Muriel, and unflattering wardrobe and make-up were used to give her a more homely look. As always, however, your mileage may vary.
* TearJerker -- [[spoiler:Muriel's mother arrives late to the wedding and is stood in the back, Muriel walks directly past without seeing her mother who starts to cry. Cue tissues]].
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