Muriel’s Wedding (Miramax, 1995)
Muriel’s Wedding was an 1994 Australian dramedy film that starred Toni Collette, Rachel Griffiths, Jeanie Drynan, Sophie Lee and Bill Hunter. The film centers on the socially Muriel (Collette) whose ambition is to have a glamorous wedding and improve her personal life by moving from her dead end hometown (the fictional Porpoise Spit) to Sydney. The film was a modest hit, bringing in $57.5 million. Like Mamma Mia, the soundtrack for Muriel’s Wedding features music from ABBA as the backbone. In September 2016, the Sydney Theatre Company produced a musical adaptation.