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Wickedly mocking but empathetic, able to laugh at its characters while paying attention to their sorrows, this subversive comedy about self-esteem resists the notion that films have to timidly remain within tidy genre rules. Read full review
And the casting of minor characters (including Muriel's sister with the naughty-naughty smirk) is flawless. Read full review
A crowd pleaser that spices a tired formula with genuine feeling. Read full review
There's poignant drama in this brash, sometimes overstated film, and Muriel's transformation is truly touching. Read full review
High-energy comedy. Read full review
While Muriel's Wedding has its moments of exhilarating humor, it is, as often as not, downbeat and even mean-spirited. Read full review
Thankfully there are no weight-loss montage sequences; what you see with Muriel is what you get, like it or not. This refusal to change or convert the main characters makes the film so appealing. Read full review
Watching this is a feature-length exercise in frustration - comedy that promises to be amusingly black stays uniformly grey; sentiment that looks to be credibly bittersweet winds up badly soured. We're constantly tantalized and perpetually disappointed, but don't despair - there's one terrific bonus...Toni Collette. Read full review
Ultimately, the comedy here is grounded in self-hatred, hostility, and despair. Nearly everyone who wanders through this brash and deliberately tasteless film is stupid, ungainly, or grotesquely tragic. But this only heightens the pleasure during moments of delirious merriment. Read full review
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. Read full review
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