View Full Version : So who watched Muriel last night?
11th July 2007, 08:57 AM
Muriel's Wedding was on telly last night, and only served to remind me how much of a brilliant film it was! Almost even line was quotable.
I only got the watch towards the end when she meets the swimmer - hot! - but what a flick. Anyone else catch it again?
11th July 2007, 09:12 AM
I don't like it...... well it's not that i don't like it, I'm just bored of it, Al watched it every day for a week a few months ago and i got sick of it very quickly. It's a good movie with some really good parts (Oi'm Beautifull!!!!!!!!!) but it never made me laugh like Priscilla or Strictly Ballroom.
11th July 2007, 09:15 AM
Really? I think it's way better than Priscilla and Strictly Ballroom - so many memorable lines, a really interesting main character who lies/steals but still makes you fall in love with her, addresses some really serious issues like divorce and suicide and does it all in such a subtle and funny way that you can't help but laugh and cry with Muriel.
I'd forgotten how good it was.
11th July 2007, 09:24 AM
I guess it depends on your mood, i think the bit where she walks past her mom at her wedding is heartbreaking and then she dies!!!!!!!
Al's fave bit is when they do Waterloo on holiday, he loves it, i prefer the fight the bitchy girls have hahahaha I'm not syaing it's awful but i'm just a wee bit bored of it, think over-exposure to it in May lol
11th July 2007, 09:26 AM
Maybe watching it every day for a week is overkill! Blame your boyfriend for that..
11th July 2007, 09:33 AM
I think he did it out of boredom more than anything else but yeah I still blame him for it, i spent most of the movie listening to my ipod and playing sim city on my DS lol
Oh does anyone know where it was filmed - not the Sydney scenes, but the ones in Porpoise Spit???
11th July 2007, 09:50 AM
I was trying to figure that our last night, I think it might have been aroung Burleigh/Tweed Heeds? Dunno though.
The Sydney video store Videodrama actually existed (RIP) and it was kinda cool to see Oxford Street from 13 years ago, it looked so alive then!
11th July 2007, 09:57 AM
Porpoise Spit scenes were filmed across 2 locations - Coolangatta and Southport on the Gold Coast.......the street scene of muriels house was Coolangatta and the restaurant/coast scenes were Southport/Labrador. Other shots were done at Sea World.
11th July 2007, 09:57 AM
Yeah it does look like Tweed Heads, Wikipedia doesnt say where it was filmed but it says Porpoise Spit was modelled on up and coming resorts like Tweed Heads so maybe it was done there.......
11th July 2007, 01:31 PM
"Stick Your Drink Up Your Ass Tanya! I'd Rather Swallow Razor Blades then have a drink with you!"
".........And I'm Not Alone.....I'm With Muriel"
Love Muriel's Wedding there are some awesome one liners...that just come out of nowhere!
11th July 2007, 01:40 PM
Nice info burgjo, how'd you know that?
11th July 2007, 01:55 PM
I watched. I laughed, the dad is such a carnt. I love the restaurant scene with Muriels dad's mistress expectantly turns up...
11th July 2007, 02:23 PM
"Deidre Chambers, what a coincidence!"
11th July 2007, 02:56 PM
ah insider info.......... nah my ex worked for roadshow entertainment - they were financial backers in the production... we went on set a few times during shooting.
11th July 2007, 03:06 PM
a brilliant film - and the character of mariel/muriel really tapped into a lot of the childhoods and senses of humour for a lot of australians (and internationally too - evidently).
i will never tire of this movie. it's got that unnameable quality that sets aussie films out from all the rest.
12th July 2007, 06:28 PM
How young did Toni Collette look in that film?
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