Ok, so I may be biased, seeing as I'm a huge ABBA fan (in the 90s..) obsessed with marriage, and possibly the overweight horse in fact described above, but this film is absolutely top notch!! 5 stars every time, I leave it a while between each viewing, and each time it gets me in the right bits, tears for Muriel, for Rhonda, happiness when she achieves what she wants... Absolutely superb, Toni Collette is brilliant in this film, it's heartwrenching when she breaks down in tears "I'm NOT nothing".
Aside from the fact that I AM Muriel, this film really is worth seeing, and if you are an ABBA fan then you get the added bonus of a fabulous rendition of Waterloo!!
Take the plunge if this is outside of your usual genre because it is an excellent film about the rise of a nothing from a hopeless town, happy ending, but not without a bazillion twists and turns. Wow, it's just amazing!!
(I have the video and not the DVD)