30 Day Film Challenge: Day 18

Your Favorite Comedy Film

You’re terrible, Muriel.”

Australian film Muriel’s Wedding has somewhat of a cult following. It stars Toni Collette as Muriel, an overweight, awkward woman who loves ABBA, has terrible friends, and is mistreated by her politician father (Bill Hunter). She dreams of having a huge wedding one day and leaving her hometown, Porpoise Spit, behind. She reconnects with her old friend Rhonda (Rachel Griffiths) and the two set off for Sydney.

This is a hilarious comedy, probably my favorite from the 90s. It is wonderful to see Collette and Griffiths, two Australian actresses who have found a niche in American television, in one their early roles. If nothing else, you’ll gain a new appreciation for ABBA.

More information on the 30 Day Film Challenge here.

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