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Old 02-01-2012, 02:48
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I first seen this film in 1997. I liked it and that was that.
I watched it again in 2001 and loved it! I understood a lot more of the humour and it has since become one of my all time favourites. Anyways... a few film stills were uploaded to a fan page on Facebook the other day and seen as I haven't seen it in years I thought I'd watch it again. I laughed at the funny bits and noticed some more humour, however, it was also incredibly sad. I seemed to see the whole thing as a tragedy rather than a comedy. Interesting how perception changes over the years.
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Old 02-01-2012, 07:26
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I remember watching it back in the 1990s and it introducing me to Abba's music. I haven't watched it for donkey's years.
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Old 02-01-2012, 07:32
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Brilliant film, if i had time i'd recite it for you - word for word but i'm off to work
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Old 02-01-2012, 14:22
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I saw this not expecting to like it at all as I don't do weddings and I don't like Abba. In fact I loved it - and it made me appreciate Abba (until that Meryl Streep film turned me off them again!)
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Old 02-01-2012, 14:27
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Great film. I love the bit where Mureil and Rhonda sing Waterloo.

I watched with my bf and he hated it and thought Muriel was selfish. I see his point but I think she just wanted to get away from the family.
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Old 02-01-2012, 14:33
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Here's Deirdre Chambers! What a coincidence!
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Old 02-01-2012, 21:20
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You're terrible Muriel...
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Old 02-01-2012, 21:27
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.......Mariel
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Old 02-01-2012, 22:03
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One of my favourite films, I adore it.
Toni Collette is pretty perfect.
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Old 02-01-2012, 22:38
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One of my favourite films, I adore it.
Toni Collette is pretty perfect.
Me too. it came out at a time when there were some really classic Australian films made - The Castle and Priscilla are two that spring to mind.
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Old 03-01-2012, 05:38
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It is a very sad movie. I always felt sympathy for the mother character.

Toni Collette is pretty excellent. Although it is a sad movie it is also very feel-good and uplifting although the ending is kind of bittersweet. It's also great buddy movie, I love Rhonda too. "I'm not alone. I'm with Muriel."
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Old 03-01-2012, 12:26
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I love this film, and Priscilla!
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Old 03-01-2012, 13:12
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I thought it was great, and really showed up some of my real friends for such pretentious fickle materialistic beings they are, especially the venom of some Woman I know ...


I'm Married ... LOL and other obscene stuff too

Must watch it again sometime soon.

Anyone remember ... Letter to Brezhnev?

Another one I have to see again.
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Old 03-01-2012, 14:01
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You're terrible Muriel...
Classic line imo, just the way Muriel's sister says it is top, makes me laugh just thinking of it. The film on the whole does seem to have this strange mix of funny and sad, and I really feel for Muriel alot, like how she got married and had all these high hopes, and she thought she had it, what she wanted at last, but in reality, she never had it. Really sad, but great film on the whole
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Old 03-01-2012, 14:53
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I thought it was great, and really showed up some of my real friends for such pretentious fickle materialistic beings they are, especially the venom of some Woman I know ...


I'm Married ... LOL and other obscene stuff too

Must watch it again sometime soon.

Anyone remember ... Letter to Brezhnev?

Another one I have to see again.
Yes! Letter to brezhnev and Muriel are my fave films
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Old 03-01-2012, 16:57
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Tania: "He couldn't get it up, so you know, I... (motions a bj) and I noticed there was lipstick on it!

Janine: "on what?"

Tania: "His di*k!!!"
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Old 09-01-2012, 14:45
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It is a very sad movie. I always felt sympathy for the mother character.

Toni Collette is pretty excellent. Although it is a sad movie it is also very feel-good and uplifting although the ending is kind of bittersweet. It's also great buddy movie, I love Rhonda too. "I'm not alone. I'm with Muriel."
It is a great film, funny and sad.
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Old 09-01-2012, 14:55
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I'm married! I'm beautiful!
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Old 01-01-2013, 10:21
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I'm going to watch it today. I need a good laugh
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Old 01-01-2013, 12:13
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I'm going to watch it today. I need a good laugh
I love this film too but have to say that I find it more depressing than it is uplifting.
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Old 01-01-2013, 14:33
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Love this film, I find it really interesting to read that people get different messages from it. I understand why you'd find it depressing/sad etc but I think it ends on a happy note. The way I see it, she spent all her life thinking she had to be married to be happy, turns out she just needed a friend.

Crack up every time I watch it and see Bryce dancing. He's so bad he looks like a puppet.
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Old 01-01-2013, 16:34
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Not seen this for a few years. I also love the bit when they sing waterloo.
Wondering if I can get to watch it again soon
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Old 01-01-2013, 17:33
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Favourite lines for me are:-

1. Tania - 'You're all a bunch of cock suckers!!'

2. Muriel to new husband - ....you're South African...are you black?
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Old 01-01-2013, 17:49
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Love this film.
Muriel doesn't half go on a journey of self-discovery. I like the juxtaposition of Muriel hating herself and desperately wanting to be a new person, while Rhonda thinks she's great as she is and hates it when she becomes Mariel.

The bit where Bryce is trying to unzip Muriel's trousers but unzips the beanbag instead. It's a moment of pure hilarity, only to then have the mood crushed by Rhonda collapsing.
Although another bit that makes me laugh is when Rhonda discovers that Muriel is going round all the wedding dress shops and then suddenly calls her name behind her and scares her so much that she screams.
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Old 01-01-2013, 17:51
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I loved this when I saw it! It really is a great film. A real bitter-sweet comedy. And I love the ending.

I really must watch this again soon!
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