Heavenly Creatures

Heavenly Creatures

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Average of 2180 ratings: 3.6 Stars

1994 M Contains violence.

The true story of a crime that shocked a nation.

Based on the true story that shocked a nation, HEAVENLY CREATURES paints a vivid and disturbing portrait of two teenage girls whose obsessive friendship leads to an unspeakable crime. This critically acclaimed hypnotic thriller chronicles the story of Juliet Hulme and Pauline Parker from the moment they meet in 1950s New Zealand. Unhappy with their lives, the girls withdraw deep into a bizarre fantasy world of their joint creation. But when faced with a devastating separation, the now-notorious pair plots a horrifying and violent solution to stay together. Stellar performances and psychological intrigue make this Oscar-nominated film a provocative entertainment experience!

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104 minutes
Buena Vista
1995 New Zealand Film And TV Awards
Best Film
Best Actress: Melanie Lynskey
Best Supporting Actress: Sarah Peirse
Best Director: Peter Jackson

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Widescreen 2.35:1
English, French, Spanish
English Dolby Digital 2.0

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4 by chesmar

I had been wanting to see this movie for a long time and I wasn't dissapointed with it, I remember the news paper articles about the murder at the time and have seen the recent interview with one of... Read more

5 by Lord Lath Halius

Stunningly good film. Performances are out of this world by a huge quantity of light years

4 by Fleur12

Great movie, a bit of cringe factor in seeing NZ in the 50s.

Great showcase of Richard Taylor and Peter Jacksons work before Lord of the Rings. Anyone who is a fan of will enjoy this movie.

4 by Trishek

Great movie, wonderfully acted, and very true to the original story.

4 by Bourbongirl

I loved this story, it's almost true to the events that happened back in the 1950's was fantastic. Kate Winslet and Melanie Lynskey brought both girls to their acting careers. Peter Jackson once again... Read more

3.5 by j&r

Finally go around to seeing this "old" Peter Jackson film. Enjoyed the filming and Kate Winslet and Melanie Lynskey seemed very well cast.

3 by claire30

Had to watch this DVD as it is part of NZ history. That is probably a good enough reason, but its not one I would watch again. Loved Christchurch in the '50s.

Nice to see Peter Jackson in his... Read more

1 by Hani4

Let me get this straight, this movie is highly overrated and over dramatic. The story is decent, maybe because it's a true story and Peter Jackson has a knack of telling a great story and adapt it to... Read more

5 by Deb52

This is the movie that made Melanie Lynskey (Pauline) my hero. Both her and Kate Winslet (Juliet) are terrific. The film is full of symbolism and is really interestingly made.

3 by Dick25

Reah pretty good. reasonable insight into the fifties lifestyles and attitudes and almost a documentary on the actual events.

well acted and shot