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Hogans MURIELS WEDDING is about how a loveable loser Muriel eventually breaks free from what she is labeled and discovers her self worth and identity The movie is entertaining because of the hilarious elements it has such as the corrupt father and police the pathetic Heaslop family members and the chaotic love live of the friends of Muriel These things contribute to make it an engrossing and wholly entertaining film We shall look at these elements in detail in this essay An important element in the movie is the use of strong irony In the first scene Muriel is dressed in peculiar clothing a tight dress with leopard print on it and obviously too small for her and a heavily painted face This immediately gives us the impression that she is not a popular or wanted person and yet she is lucky enough to get the brides bouquet and is the main character of the movie A hilarious moment was when Bill was waving goodbye to the policemen who were supposed to charge Muriel of theft A short while ago they were say how they should be drinking during duty hour and that they should follow the rules the next they were willing to let Muriel go off the hook with a dozen cans of beer Another example of irony is that Porpoise Spit is a holiday resort yet the tourists are not having fun No one is seen working and the tourists are just walking around and are rarely seen Also it is a hot place yet underneath the heat there is no warmth among the relationships of the residents living there People are indifferent and rude in contrast to the warmth of the weather The fact that we as audience know the truth and look at how Muriel is lying to cover the truth is very interesting We see how lame her lies are for example her making up a non-existing
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