Australian movies are everywhere. It’s just that many of us don’t realize it! There are some Australian movies I will never stop loving, like Muriel’s Wedding. Others I assumed were American or British, when in fact they were just set in those places! The Australian movie scene is buzzing, and some of the world’s most talented directors come from there. In fact, one emerges to take award ceremonies by storm every few years with his wife!
I couldn’t not include Muriel’s Wedding, as it is certainly my favorite out of all the Australian movies out there. Poor old Muriel, played by Tony Collette, is a bit overweight, a little frumpy, and very obsessed with Abba. On a whim, she takes her mother’s blank check, goes to a tropical island, makes a wild friend, and returns home with her to Sydney. Muriel gets a bit obsessed with weddings, only to eventually realise she’s better off with her mates anyway.