No one ever paid much attention to Muriel (Toni Collette) and her humdrum small-town life, so she and her best friend, Rhonda (Rachel Griffiths), decide to leave it behind and head for the big city... where they end up having the exciting adventure of their lives. What's more, soon everyone takes notice when Muriel becomes engaged to a handsome and popular sports hero. But Muriel discovers that even when it seems all her dreams are coming true, the path to the altar still has plenty of surprising twists.

Poor Muriel.

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"As a depiction of Australia at its ugliest it’s second to none. And yetit's so full of life and optimism" - David Stratton

"It's so astute about characteristics of ‘Australianness’. It’s courageous" - Margaret Pomeranz