Heavenly Creatures

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"Not all angels are innocent."
  • R
  • 1994
  • 1 hr 48 min
  • 7.3  (67,198)
  • 86

Heavenly Creatures is a 1994 drama film directed by Peter Jackson, based on a true story of two teenage girls in New Zealand who committed a brutal crime. The movie stars Melanie Lynskey, Kate Winslet, and Sarah Peirse in lead roles. The film explores the dark and obsessive friendship between two teenage girls, Pauline Parker (Lynskey) and Juliet Hulme (Winslet). Pauline and Juliet meet at school and quickly become inseparable friends. They share a love for fantasy and creative writing, and they create a fictional world called Borovnia, complete with detailed characters and landscapes.

As their friendship deepens, Pauline and Juliet become increasingly dependent on each other, and their obsession with Borovnia takes a darker turn. The girls become convinced that their families are trying to keep them apart, and they begin to plot a way to stay together forever.

The tension builds as the girls' fantasy world becomes increasingly intertwined with the real world, until the two merge in a shocking and violent climax.

The performances of Lynskey and Winslet are exceptional in this film. They successfully convey the deep bond and dependency that Pauline and Juliet have on each other, while also portraying the escalating madness that leads to their terrible deed.

The film is beautifully shot, with vivid colors and intricate set designs that transport the viewer back to the 1950s. The score, composed by Peter Dasent, adds to the eerie atmosphere of the film.

Heavenly Creatures is a powerful and disturbing film that explores the nature of obsession and the consequences of unchecked fantasy. It is a poignant and thought-provoking reminder of the dangers that can arise when we lose touch with reality.

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