Muriel's Wedding

Synopsis: Muriel finds life in Porpoise Spit, Australia dull and spends her days alone in her room listening to Abba music and dreaming of her wedding day. Slight problem, Muriel has never had a date. Then she steals some money to go on a tropical vacation, meets a wacky friend, changes her name to Mariel, and turns her world upside down.
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Director(s): P.J. Hogan
Production: Miramax
  Nominated for 1 Golden Globe. Another 8 wins & 10 nominations.
Rotten Tomatoes:
106 min

Hey, I'm already taken, love.

- Who got it?

- Muriel.

Looks like I'm next.

Cheryl. Cheryl!

I can throw it again.

You can't do that.

It went to her.

Muriel, throw it again.

What's the use of you having it, Muriel?

No one's ever gonna marry you.

You've never even had a boyfriend.

Cheryl's been going with Shane

for over six weeks. She's next.

Muriel, don't be selfish.

Sugar baby love

Sugar baby love

Keep your stupid bouquet!

Shane and I broke up last night!

Cheryl! Cheryl!

Now look what you've done.

You didn't even buy a new dress.

- Yes, I did.

- Cheryl!

Chook, I won't be a minute.

Cheryl's upset. Cheryl!

- Leave me alone!

- Yes, all lovers make

Make the same mistakes

As me and you

There you are. Now if you

put this under your pillow,

you'll dream of your future husband.

- That's what they say.

- We always meet at Mary Tate's.

G'day, Muriel.

That's an eye-catchin' dress.

You got a minute?

How's your dad?

Give him my card.

I want you to tell him that

Leo Higgins reckons he's a great man...

the best council president

this town's ever had.

- Will you do that for me?

- What happened to your nose?

- What?

- Nothing.

Sunburnt, that's all.

Oh, my God.

But we're friends. What?

- I love you.

- Yeah, but you love Tania too.

- Chook.

- What?

Shut the door!

Excuse me, sir. Move aside, miss.

Can you step aside, please?

- Please tell me--

- That's her.

Miss, we'd like to have a word

to you about your dress.

- What's wrong with it?

- You stole it. I saw you.

Give me your work number,

and if she can't turn up a receipt...

I can call you for a statement.

Ask for Dianne,

Senior Store Detective.

- Mind your head, please.

- I'm so pleased.

I had the perfect arrest record

until I lost her in boys wear.

How'd you know she'd be here?

I didn't.

I'm the groom's cousin.

It's as good as approved.

Well, no, it's not.

But it will be. Porpoise Spit Council

backs me a hundred percent.

- Look, we'll talk about it

at dinner tonight.

- Around and around

- Yeah, me whole family. Penelope!

- And around--

Do that somewhere else, will ya?

Ask your mum to make a cup of tea!

Mom, make Dad a cup of tea.

Mom! Make Dad a cup of tea!

- Me too.

- What?

Tea? Oh, yes.

- He got it! Look at that!

- Oh, man.

Did you see that?

That was unreal.

Muriel's back.

Muriel, did you steal this dress?

- No.

- Where'd you get the money to buy it?

You haven't had a job in two years.

- Mum gave it to me.

- Is this true?

Um, no, I don't think so.

Find the receipt. Go on!

What happens

if she can't find it?

We'll have to contact the store

and see if they want to press charges.

- You know who I am?

- Yes, sir. Councillor Heslop.

- Who are you?

- I'm Constable Saunders,

and this is Constable Gillespie.

Saunders? You're not

Graham Saunders' oldest boy, are you?

- Brad.

- Young Brad.

I haven't seen you since you played

fullback for the Porpoise Spit Giants!

How's your dad? How's he

recovering from that stroke?

- He's better than he was.

- You're terrible, Muriel.

How about a beer? Cold one

before you go back to work?

- Betty.

- Yes? What?

- Get the young fellas a beer.

- Oh. Yes.

You can dance

You can jive

Having the time of your life

Ooh, see that girl

Watch that scene

Diggin' the dancing queen

Friday night and the lights are low

Looking out for a place to go

- Where they play the right music

- See you, boys!

- Getting in the swing

- See you, Bill.

You come to look for a king

Anybody could be that guy

Night is young

and the music's high

I think he'll enjoy that.

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