Stan: Muriel’s Wedding
I’m not a completist when it comes to Australian films, but a couple of people had mentioned this film in a short space of time, and I had some spare time, so I sat down to watch it.
If you haven’t seen it, it’s a time capsule of 1990’s Australiana. The ABBA references are not as overwhelming through the movie – I was half expecting a kind of ABBA musical, but that’s just a minor part of this story of growing up, and making sense of parental expectations. It’s more crass in its humour than I was led to believe, but is generally a celebration of life.