Thank God He Met Lizzie

Thank God He Met Lizzie is a 1997 Australian romantic comedy film directed by Cherie Nowlan and starring Cate Blanchett and Richard Roxburgh. It was Nowlan's directorial debut. In the United States, the film was released as The Wedding Party.

Thank God He Met Lizzie
DVD cover
Directed byCherie Nowlan
Produced byJonathan Shteinman
Written byAlexandra Long
StarringCate Blanchett
Richard Roxburgh
Celia Ireland
Music byMartin Armiger
Release date
Running time
91 minutes
BudgetA$2.25 million[1]
Box office$565,747 (Australia)


The film revolves around two stories, firstly the upcoming wedding of Lizzie (Blanchett) and Guy (Roxburgh) and a second story in flashback of Guy's previous relationship with Jenny (Frances O'Connor).




Cherie Nowlan had met Alexandra Long at the Australian Film Television Radio School and they had collaborated on two short films, including Lucinda 31. They decided to make a feature together.[7]

Box office

Thank God He Met Lizzie grossed $565,747 at the box office in Australia.[8]

See also


  1. "Production Survey", Cinema Papers', February 1997 p62
  2. Martin Armiger. Discogs. (Sydney, Australia)
  3. Derek Williams. Discogs. (Sydney, Australia)
  4. Derek Williams. (Sydney, Australia)
  5. Mike Stavrou. Discogs. (Sydney, Australia)
  6. Mike Stavrou. (Sydney, Australia)
  7. "Interview with Cherie Nowlan", Sugnet, 3 August 1997 accessed 19 November 2012
  8. Film Victoria - Australian Films at the Australian Box Office

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