Muriel's Wedding

1994 R 1h 45m DVD

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Muriel's Wedding

1994 R 1h 45m DVD
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Misfit Muriel (Toni Collette) has always escaped life by listening to ABBA ditties and dreaming about marriage. When she and her flighty friend Rhoda (Rachel Griffiths) leave small-town Porpoise Spit, Australia, behind them, her fantasy starts to come to life. That comes along in the form of a hunky swimmer (Daniel Lapaine) looking for Aussie citizenship. At long last, her storybook dreams have come true, but is Muriel ready for this reality?
Format
DVD
Screen
Widescreen 1.85:1
Subtitles
None
CC
No
Audio
English: Dolby Digital 2.0 Surround
Rating
R - Under 17 requires accompanying parent or adult guardian. Contains some adult material. Parents are urged to learn more about the film before taking their young children with them.
age 16+
Common Sense rating OK for kids 16+
  • Toni Collette
  • Rachel Griffiths
  • Daniel Lapaine
  • Bill Hunter
  • Sophie Lee
  • Roz Hammond
  • Matt Day
  • Jeanie Drynan
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Reviews

age 16+

Common Sense Note

Parents need to know that the main character in this offbeat comedy is seriously misguided and makes really bad choices that hurt her family, though she ultimately reforms. Teens who feel like outcasts will identify with Muriel and some of the choices she makes, and the movie provides an opportunity to talk to teens about some urges they might have to change their lives. Several tragic events occur in the film, including a suicide, though nothing is graphically portrayed. Main characters smoke throughout the film, and several scenes of casual drinking occur. A few sexual scenes pop up, but only the sound effects are graphic, and there's no nudity.

Sexual Content

Several non-graphic sexual scenes (except for the sound effects) and plenty of graphic discussion about sex. Adultery.

Violence

One brief slapping fight between rival young women. Some physical aggressiveness between men. A suicide (not shown).

Language

Everything from "f--k" to "asshole," including sexual language.

Social Behavior

The implied message is that no one is worthless, fake friends are a waste of time, and that just because you say something is true doesn't mean it is. Finding out what's truly meaningful is more important than living up to any imposed standard.

Consumerism

Drugs / Tobacco / Alcohol

All secondary characters smoke frequently. Lots of casual drinking.

  • Age appropriate
  • Not an issue
  • Depends on your child and your family
  • Parents strongly cautioned
  • Not appropriate for kids of the age

This information for parents is provided by Common Sense Media, a non-profit organization dedicated to improving kids' media lives.

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