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"Taut, clever, and fronted with two excellent performances, this is a clever choice for Jackson's first step into mainstream filmmaking." - Empire
A breakthrough film for both Kate Winslet and Peter Jackson, Heavenly Creatures is based on a true story set in 1950s New Zealand.
Winslet and Melkanie Lynskey play two school friends who have an intense fantasy life; their parents, concerned the fantasy is too intense, separate them, and the girls take revenge.
The film was created by the same production team that later made The Lord of the Rings trilogy.
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Why Did We Pick It?
Following Brigadoon, another film where the characters are transported in some way to a magical world.
Tim Robey recommends... Heavenly Creatures - Telegraph column
Rethinking Drive, rewatching Heavenly Creatures - Peter Bradshaw blog post in The Guardian
New Cult Cannon: Heavenly Creatures - AV Club feature