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Muriel’s Wedding

Director: P.J. Hogan
Producer: Lynda House, Jocelyn Moorhouse
Screenwriter: P.J. Hogan
Stars: Toni Collette, Rachel Griffiths, Sophie Lee, Rosalind Hammond, Belinda Jarrett, Pippa Grandison
MPAA Rating: R
Year of Release: 1995
Released on Video: 03/05/96

Life in Muriel’s small Australian town is dull, dull, dull. She hides away in her room obsessing over Abba music and fantasizing about her wedding day — which will never come because she has never had a date. But after daring to “borrow” some money, moving to the city, altering her name and re-inventing her life, she learns to value herself.

Ask Yourself:

- How did Muriel first think negatively of herself?
- How, do you think, was she able to let go of her self-doubts?
- Imagine yourself as Muriel when she let go of her negative beliefs.
- What distorted thoughts about yourself are dropping away as you “become” her?
- How does this feel?
- How do you see yourself and your environment now?