Plot[ edit ] Muriel Heslop Toni Collettewho loves the music of ABBAis the target of ridicule by her shallow snobby friends Tania, Cheryl, Nicole and Janine, for her awkwardness, fashion sense, and embarrassing antics.
ByJames Hilleron June 1, But fortunately, this movie is far from! An impressive cast, wonderful story, and even more catchy soundtrack will leave you humming for weeks afterwards.
At the beginning of the movie, Muriel is a put upon girl with a bleak future and an even more bleak present. One lie begets another, and soon, Mariel is off to Syndey with new gal pal Rhonda.
Muriel struggles to find herself amidst the lies she tells and the real life for which she yearns, thus the story.
This film is most unpredictable, and full of wonderful nuanced surprises that totally make sense to the story. Toni Collette deserves a standing ovation for her performance of Muriel. This was the first movie that I ever saw her in, and who knew the range of talent she possess.
It should only be a matter of time before people realize her immense and total talent. Just watch Toni walking down the aisle as Muriel; her total, goofy joy is palpable Also appearing is the wonderful and solid Rachel Griffiths as her friend Rhonda.
Together, they turn in a tour de force performance to help hapless Muriel find herself. Given to a lesser director, the script may have gotten out of hand with its numerous twists and turns.
Hogan trusts his actors and the stories, and allows them to show through. Also, the film is visually brilliant. Not to mention the music. ABBA songs feature prominently throughout the movie, and actually allow for the story of the movie to progress wonderfully.Sep 29, · Watch video · Directed by P.J.
Hogan. With Toni Collette, Rachel Griffiths, Bill Hunter, Sophie Lee.
A young social outcast in Australia steals money from her parents to finance a vacation where she hopes to find happiness, and perhaps love/10(K). (Muriel, the film, was written and directed by PJ Hogan and Produced by Jocelyn Moorhouse. One recalls the film, The Dressmaker, written by Jocelyn Moorhouse and PJ Hogan and we see again the same visionary quirkiness of Australian culture, ruthlessly exposed, by these artists.
Toni Collette wants to have "Muriel's Wedding" in this Australian film, directed and written by P.J. Hogan. Muriel is a social outcast living with her dysfunctional family and fantasizing about a better life for herself, as exemplified in Abba music.
Toni Collette wants to have "Muriel's Wedding" in this Australian film, directed and written by P.J.
Hogan. Muriel is a social outcast living with her dysfunctional family and fantasizing about a better life for herself, as exemplified in Abba music. PJ Hogan on the agony of casting Australia's daggiest bride, again Finding Toni Collette was a fluke, he thought.
Then he turned Muriel's Wedding into a stage show, and had to do it all over again.
If someone has the release, and a widescreen TV, please note in a review if the picture plays as it should. If it does, sell it to me! I loved this movie the first time I saw it, and still have the VHS in full screen/5().