Muriel's Wedding Synopsis
An Australian social outcast (Toni Collette) gains validation.
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Los Angeles Times

By Kenneth Turan
Wickedly mocking but empathetic, able to laugh at its characters while paying attention to their sorrows, this subversive comedy about...
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88

Chicago Sun-Times

By Roger Ebert
And the casting of minor characters (including Muriel's sister with the naughty-naughty smirk) is flawless.
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75

Rolling Stone

By Peter Travers
A crowd pleaser that spices a tired formula with genuine feeling.
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75

San Francisco Chronicle

By Peter Stack
There's poignant drama in this brash, sometimes overstated film, and Muriel's transformation is truly touching.
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75

Christian Science Monitor

By David Sterritt
High-energy comedy.
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75

ReelViews

By James Berardinelli
While Muriel's Wedding has its moments of exhilarating humor, it is, as often as not, downbeat and even mean-spirited.
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67

Austin Chronicle

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...
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50

The Globe and Mail (Toronto)

By Rick Groen
Watching this is a feature-length exercise in frustration - comedy that promises to be amusingly black stays uniformly grey; sentiment that...
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50

TV Guide

Ultimately, the comedy here is grounded in self-hatred, hostility, and despair. Nearly everyone who wanders through this brash and...
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42

Entertainment Weekly

By Owen Gleiberman
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.
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Forget MAMA MIA! Well, before that bloated, unnecessary mega-hit fleeced Broadway and movie-going patrons alike, this quirky, multi-layered film from Down Under proved to be the one and only film...

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Rated R
What Parents Need to Know
Common Sense Media says Iffy for 15+ Unconventional comedy weds Aussie wit with mature themes.
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