Muriel Heslop is an outsider in a strange place. porpoise Spit, the oppressively ordinary seadside resort where she lives with her large family, is a suburban wonderland of shopping malls, marine parks and tupperware parties. Living in a fantasy world of Abba songs and bridal catalogues, muriel waits for Prince Charming to come along and rescue her from her bullying father, her bitchy girlfriends and the claustrophobic atmosphere of small town morality. But when Prince Charming is slow to arrive, Muriel decides to take control of her own destiny and heads for the bright lights of Sydney to find him for herself!
He wrote screenplays for TV such as Lift-Off, a famous program for kids. He wrote and directed a TV drama, The Umpty Dumpty Man, and directed a part of the serie The Seven Deadly Sins, for ABC TV channel. He was director of the second team on Jocelyn Moorhouse’s film, Proof, shown at The Directors’ Fortnight in 1991. Muriel’s Wedding is his first feature film.
P.J. Hogan, d'après une histoire de P.J. Hogan et Jocelyn Moorhouse
Martin McGrath, A.C.S.
David Lee, Glenn Newnham
PRODUCTION : House & Moorhouse Films VENTE A L'ETRANGER : Ciby Sales