Muriel's Wedding
Muriel's Wedding (1995)

A socially inept young woman slowly learns to overcome her insecurities in this sleeper hit from Australia. The unconventional Muriel (Toni Collette) is deeply unsatisfied with her life, stuck in the nowhere town of Porpoise Spit and… More

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Rated: R
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Release Date: March 10, 1995
DVD Release Date: May 18, 1999
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Critic Score: 78% Rotten Tomatoes™ Critic Reviews

Consensus: Heartfelt and quirky, though at times broad, Muriel's Wedding mixes awkward comedy, oddball Australian characters, and a nostalgia-heavy soundtrack.

Jonathan Rosenbaum
Chicago Reader

This movie only shows true tact and understanding when it comes to flattering the audience; everyone on-screen is strictly up for grabs.

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Geoff Andrew
Time Out

An engaging, funny and sometimes surprisingly tough romantic comedy.

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Caroline Westbrook
Empire Magazine

There's a high enough feelgood factor here to compensate for the detours off the comedy highway.

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Owen Gleiberman
Entertainment Weekly

The trouble with the movie is that there's nothing to Muriel but her false dreams: We never quite glimpse the woman they're hiding.

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Janet Maslin
New York Times

[A] gleeful, gaudy tribute to one ungainly misfit and her determination.


Another kooky Australian movie this may be, but director Hogan and his cast sustain a strange melancholic undercurrent.

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Todd McCarthy

Most of the action is played for broad laughs, and Hogan demonstrates the ability to generate them, even if the humor is base and often cruel, making fun of people's looks and ineptitude.

Peter Stack
San Francisco Chronicle

There's poignant drama in this brash, sometimes overstated film, and Muriel's transformation is truly touching.

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Ken Hanke
Mountain Xpress (Asheville, NC)

Enjoyable little film that nonetheless already feels overrated.

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Flixster Audience Score: 84% Flixster User Reviews
Nicki Marie
Seen this many times over the years and always loved it. This was the perfect role for Toni Collette. I don't think anyone else could have played the part… More
Red Lats
Muriel's Wedding is one of the first movies we see Toni Collette, and she is wonderful in the movie. Muriel rebels against her life in small town… More
Kevin M. Williams
Toni Collette plays a woman with a coupla niggling personal defects that're overblown by her own consciousness until she's nearly paralyzed: us. The… More
Randy Tippy
A chick-flick with attitude, intelligence and Abba. Toni Collette doesn't just carry this film, she flings the damn thing into orbit. Prior to… More
Spencer S.
A rocking chick flick with bouts of self-esteem issues, this Australian comedy features the original talents of Toni Colette and Rachel Griffiths.… More
Thomas Bowler
Great film. Full review later.