Friday, February 15, 2013

Heavenly Creatures



1994 New Zealand Feature

Cast: Melanie Lynskey, Kate Winslet, Sarah Peirse, Diana Kent, Clive Merrison, Simon O'Connor, Jed Brophy and Peter Elliott
Director: Peter Jackson
Writers: Peter Jackson and Fran Walsh

Synopsis:
Two teenage girls share an intense fantasy life and form an obsessive friendship that shocks their parents. When the adults try to separate them, the girls' act of revenge ends in a tragedy that scandalizes the whole of their native New Zealand.

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Ratings:
  • Internet Movie Database: 7.4/10
  • Rotten Tomatoes - Critics: 94% / Audience: 81%
  • OMG rating: 9/10

Buy/Rent:
  • DVD/Blu-ray: Available
  • Soundtrack: Available



Trailer:


Awards:
  • Academy Award nomination for Best Original Screenplay.
  • London Critics Circle Film Awards for Director of the Year and British Actress of the Year (Winslet).
  • Toronto International Film Festival Metro Media Award.
  • Venice Film Festival Silver Lion Award.
  • Writers Guild of America nomination for Best Original Screenplay.

Notes/Trivia:
  • Based on the notorious 1954 Parker-Hulme murder case in Christchurch, New Zealand.
  • The film debuts of lead actresses Melanie Lynskey and Kate Winslet.
  • Director Peter Jackson makes a cameo appearance as a homeless man.

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