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Plot, Details & Awards

Muriel's Wedding

Rated R for sex-related dialogue and some sexuality.

R In Theaters 03/10/1995 , 110min.
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Plot & Details

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 feeling rejected by her friends and family. Believing herself unattractive and worthless, she seeks meager solace in ABBA songs and fantasies of gorgeous weddings, with herself as the bride. Muriel's life takes a turn for the better, however, when she befriends the carefree Rhonda (Rachel Griffiths), who encourages her to take control of her life. Together, the two women travel to Sydney, where a series of liberating experiences help Muriel develop self-esteem and take the first steps towards maturity.


Golden Globes

Year Award CategoryCast & Crew Result
1995 Hollywood Foreign Press Association Best Performance by an Actress in a Motion Picture - Musical or Comedy Toni Collette Nominated

Telluride Film Festival

Year Award CategoryCast & Crew Result
1994 Telluride Film Festival Film Presented Nominated

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