Los Angeles Times - 03/10/1995
"...Marvelous....Made with energy, raucous good humor and noticeable wit, its ability to recognize the poignancy in its situations makes it special..."
Chicago Sun-Times - 03/17/1995
"...MURIEL'S WEDDING has a lot of big and little laughs, but also a melancholy undercurrent, which reveals itself toward the end of the film in a series of surprises and unexpected developments..."
A dark, occasionally caustic, comedy in which a self-pitying, ABBA-worshipping, Aussie lass looks for love in all the wrong places. Colorfully offbeat.
Description by Buena Vista Home Entertainment.:
Hysterically funny, fresh, and brimming with wit, MURIEL'S WEDDING is the comedy hit celebrated by critics nationwide! No one ever paid much attention to Muriel and her humdrum small-town life, so she and her best friend, Rhonda, decide to leave it behind and head for the big city ... where they end up having the exciting adventure of their lives! What's more, soon everyone takes notice when Muriel becomes engaged to a handsome and popular sports hero! You'll love every hilarious minute as Muriel discovers that even when it seems all her dreams are coming true, the path to the altar still has plenty of surprising twists!
Muriel is a young misfit adrift in a small Australian town called Porpoise Spit. She loves attending weddings just to witness two people starting new lives -- although it seems likely that Muriel herself will never have one. Finally, however, she gets fed up with being an onlooker and decides to take some action: she accepts a blank check from her mother that's supposed to start her off on a career selling makeup, and cashes it in for her parents' life savings. Flush with mad money, she goes on a tropical vacation and then hightails it to Sydney to avoid the shame of possible jail time. There, Muriel renews her acquaintance with the vivacious Rhonda, who introduces her to new possibilities and adventures. But Muriel still lacks one important thing: a husband. How far will she go to get one'
Black Comedy |
Producer Jocelyn Moorhouse is the director of "Proof" and "How to Make an American Quilt." She is married to screenwriter and director P. J. Hogan.
Rated BBFC 15 by the British Board of Film Classification.