Muriel's Wedding


1h 45m 1994
Muriel's Wedding

Brief Synopsis

Although she's never had a date, a young woman goes about the business of landing herself a husband.

Film Details

Also Known As
La boda de Muriel, Muriel, Muriels Hochzeit, Muriels bröllop
MPAA Rating
R
Genre
Comedy
Romance
Romantic Comedy
Release Date
1994
Distribution Company
MIRAMAX

Technical Specs

Duration
1h 45m

Synopsis

Although she's never had a date, a homely unemployed young woman goes about the business of landing herself a husband.

Crew

Michael D Aglion

Associate Producer

Alison Barrett

Casting

High Bateup

Art Director

Dianne Bennett

Art Assistant

Peter Best

Original Music

Jill Bilcock

Editor

Patricia Blunt

Location Manager

Steve Burgess

Foley

Mandy Carter

Post-Production Accountant

James Cox

Props

Helen Field

Sound

Peter Forbes

Production Assistant

John Forrest

Camera

Ray Fowler

Special Effects

Darryn Fox

Other

Jack Friedman

Boom Operator

Sharon Gerussi

Other

Sally Gray

Camera

James Harvey

Assistant Sound Editor

Simon Hawkins

Unit Manager

Susanne 'mouse' Head

Costumes

Gabrielle Healy

Extras Agent/Coordinator

P.j. Hogan

Story By

P.j. Hogan

From Story

P.j. Hogan

Screenplay

Lynda House

Producer

Robert Jang

Caterer

Glen W Johnson

Set Decorator

Darrin Keough

Other

Fran Lanigan

Consultant

Heather Laurie

Wardrobe

David Lee

Sound

Michelle Leonard

Wardrobe Supervisor

Jeremy Lines

Editing

Gerard Long

Foley

Karen Mahood

Assistant Director

Tony Mahood

Assistant Director

Tony Mahood

Associate Producer

Peter Maloney

Best Boy

John Martin

Assistant Director

Brett Matthews

Other

Tricia Mcaskill

Assistant

Rocky Mcdonald

Stunt Coordinator

Brett Mcdowell

Key Grip

Robert Mcfarlane

Photography

Martin Mcgrath

Dp/Cinematographer

Martin Mcgrath

Director Of Photography

Victoria Mielewska

Dialogue Coach

Andrew Kinsley Moore

Other

Jocelyn Moorhouse

Story By

Jocelyn Moorhouse

Producer

Jocelyn Moorhouse

From Story

Jane Moran

Editor

Sandy Morris

Accounting Assistant

Jane Murphy

Set Decorator

Steve Murphy

Consultant

Cleo P Myles

Assistant Editor

Paul Naylor

Assistant

Shane Naylor

Assistant

Glenn Newnham

Sound

Christina Norman

Art Department Coordinator

John O'connell

Choreographer

Sandra Oosterman

Extras Casting Assistant

Daphne Paris

Script Supervisor

David Parkinson

Gaffer

Paul Pirola

Adr

Philipa Playford

Art Assistant

Patrick Reardon

Production Designer

Greg Rowson

Best Boy

Livia Ruzic

Sound

Terry Ryan

Costume Designer

Roger Savage

Sound

Mandy Sedawie

Wardrobe Assistant

Jill Steele

Production Accountant

Rowena Talacko

Production Coordinator

John Tate

Grip

Phillip Taylor

Assistant

Noriko Watanabe

Hair

Kristin Whitfield

Assistant

Noreen Wilkie

Hair Assistant

Martin Williams

Office Runner

Dave Williamson

Camera Operator

Jan Ziegenbein

Hairdresser

Film Details

Also Known As
La boda de Muriel, Muriel, Muriels Hochzeit, Muriels bröllop
MPAA Rating
R
Genre
Comedy
Romance
Romantic Comedy
Release Date
1994
Distribution Company
MIRAMAX

Technical Specs

Duration
1h 45m

Articles

Muriel's Wedding


Australian director P.J. Hogan, frustrated after a long period of difficulty obtaining funding for his projects, combined his own "feeling like a flop" with the true story of his sister's fleeing their small hometown to Sydney after forging checks stolen from their father. The resulting intensely autobiographical screenplay about how frumpy oddball Muriel (Toni Collette) discards her catty "friends" and suffocating family in the tiny town of Porpoise Spit to attain love, adventure, and self-esteem, all with the help of her hellraising mentor Rhonda (Rachel Griffiths) and the power of ABBA, still couldn't get financing. (The Australian film commission rejection letter said it "should never be made", but an endorsement from Jane Campion (The Piano) and Hogan's own dogged pursuit of ABBA to license their songs for the movie finally made it happen.) A much-beloved movie full of strange and giddy serendipity, Muriel's Wedding launched the movie careers of Collette and Griffiths and allowed millions of fellow ugly ducklings to cheer when Muriel declares to her best friend "Since I met you and moved to Sydney, my life is as good as an ABBA song."
Muriel's Wedding

Muriel's Wedding

Australian director P.J. Hogan, frustrated after a long period of difficulty obtaining funding for his projects, combined his own "feeling like a flop" with the true story of his sister's fleeing their small hometown to Sydney after forging checks stolen from their father. The resulting intensely autobiographical screenplay about how frumpy oddball Muriel (Toni Collette) discards her catty "friends" and suffocating family in the tiny town of Porpoise Spit to attain love, adventure, and self-esteem, all with the help of her hellraising mentor Rhonda (Rachel Griffiths) and the power of ABBA, still couldn't get financing. (The Australian film commission rejection letter said it "should never be made", but an endorsement from Jane Campion (The Piano) and Hogan's own dogged pursuit of ABBA to license their songs for the movie finally made it happen.) A much-beloved movie full of strange and giddy serendipity, Muriel's Wedding launched the movie careers of Collette and Griffiths and allowed millions of fellow ugly ducklings to cheer when Muriel declares to her best friend "Since I met you and moved to Sydney, my life is as good as an ABBA song."

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P.J. Hogan was nominated for the 1995 award for Best Screenplay Written Directly For the Screen by the Writer's Guild of America (WGA).

Nominated for eleven 1994 Australian Film Institute (AFI) Awards, including best picture. The film won four awards, including best picture, best actress (Toni Collette), best supporting actress (Rachel Griffiths), and best sound.

Winner of six 1994 awards from the Film Critics Circle of Australia, including best picture, best director, best actress (Toni Collette), best supporting actor (Bill Hunter), best supporting actress (Rachel Griffiths) and best original screenplay. Hunter was a co-winner, along with Max Cullen ("Spider & Rose") and John Polson ("The Sum of Us").

Winner of the Audience Choice Award at the 1994 Chicago International Film Festival.

Released in United States Spring March 10, 1995

Expanded Release in United States March 17, 1995

Wide Release in United States March 24, 1995

Expanded Release in United States March 31, 1995

Re-released in United States December 1, 1995

Released in United States on Video March 12, 1996

Released in United States 1994

Released in United States June 1994

Released in United States August 1994

Released in United States September 1994

Released in United States October 1994

Released in United States November 1994

Released in United States 1995

Released in United States January 1995

Released in United States March 1995

Shown at Vancouver International Film Festival September 30 - October 16, 1994.

Shown at Melbourne Film Festival (opening night) June 2-19, 1994.

Shown at Locarno International Film Festival August 4-14, 1994.

Shown at Edinburgh International Film Festival August 13-28, 1994.

Shown at Hamptons International Film Festival October 19-23, 1994.

Shown at Chicago International Film Festival (in competition) October 6-23, 1994.

Shown at Mill Valley Film Festival October 6-16, 1994.

Shown at ShowEast in Atlantic City October 25-27, 1994.

Shown at London Film Festival November 3-20, 1994.

Shown at Hawaii International Film Festival November 4-17, 1994.

Shown at Portland International Film Festival February 17 - March 5, 1995.

Shown at International Film Festival of India (Filmotsav) in Bombay January 10-20, 1995.

Shown at Santa Barbara International Film Festival March 3-12, 1995.

P.J. Hogan is the husband of acclaimed Australian filmmaker Jocelyn Moorhouse who marked her own feature directorial debut with "Proof" (Australia/1991).

Expanded release in United Kingdom April 21, 1995.

Released in United States Spring March 10, 1995

Expanded Release in United States March 17, 1995

Wide Release in United States March 24, 1995

Expanded Release in United States March 31, 1995

Re-released in United States December 1, 1995 (New York City)

Released in United States on Video March 12, 1996

Released in United States 1994 (Shown at Vancouver International Film Festival September 30 - October 16, 1994.)

Released in United States August 1994 (Shown at Locarno International Film Festival August 4-14, 1994.)

Released in United States August 1994 (Shown at Edinburgh International Film Festival August 13-28, 1994.)

Released in United States September 1994 (Shown at Telluride Film Festival September 2-5, 1994.)

Released in United States June 1994 (Shown at Melbourne Film Festival (opening night) June 2-19, 1994.)

Released in United States October 1994 (Shown at Hamptons International Film Festival October 19-23, 1994.)

Released in United States October 1994 (Shown at Chicago International Film Festival (in competition) October 6-23, 1994.)

Released in United States October 1994 (Shown at Mill Valley Film Festival October 6-16, 1994.)

Released in United States October 1994 (Shown at ShowEast in Atlantic City October 25-27, 1994.)

Released in United States November 1994 (Shown at London Film Festival November 3-20, 1994.)

Released in United States November 1994 (Shown at Hawaii International Film Festival November 4-17, 1994.)

Released in United States 1995 (Shown at Portland International Film Festival February 17 - March 5, 1995.)

Released in United States January 1995 (Shown at International Film Festival of India (Filmotsav) in Bombay January 10-20, 1995.)

Released in United States January 1995 (Shown at Sundance Film Festival (Special Screenings) in Park City, Utah January 19-29, 1995.)

Released in United States March 1995 (Shown at Santa Barbara International Film Festival March 3-12, 1995.)