Muriel's Wedding (1994)

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Comedy about a frumpy and unpopular young woman from a small town in Australia, who, in an effort to improve her life, goes on a spending spree with a blank cheque meant for her father's girlfriend. She teams up with an old school friend and moves to Sydney, where she dreams of the perfect marriage...

Muriel lives in Porpoise Spit, a small town in Australia. She has no job and no friends. She cashes a blank cheque intended for her father's girlfriend and goes to the Pacific island where her old school friends, who all hate her, are on holiday. Here she meets Rhonda, they become friends and go together to Sydney where they share a flat and enjoy themselves, until Rhonda discovers she has cancer. Muriel thinks everything would be all right if only she could find someone to marry her. She answers a newspaper advert, agreeing to marry Van Arkle, a South African who needs Australian nationality. Muriel has a big wedding to impress her mother, who she fails to see on the day. She realises that she would, in fact, rather take care of Rhonda.

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