Jackson beautifully crafts clash between the girls' fantasy and the ugly ruth. 9/7/2017
over 2 years
A good, intense movie that makes you just need to sit and process afterwards.
over 3 years
if you ever wonder how peter jackson got "lord of the Rings", this film is why.
Incredibly disturbing. Riveting performances.
over 6 years
powerful story about friendship and shared escapism
almost 7 years
This movie MADE Melanie Lynksy, Kate Winslet and Peter Jackson. Brilliant and disturbing!
PJ has a knack for taking us into the 4th Dimension. Little Princess meets Lizzie Borden.
After Brain Dead and Meet the Feebles this wasn't what I was expecting. Average at best
Heavenly Creatures is a 1994 film directed by Peter Jackson, from a screenplay he co-wrote with his wife Fran Walsh, about the notorious 1954 Parker-Hulme murder case in Christchurch, New Zealand. Filmed on location in Christchurch, it features Melanie Lynskey and Kate Winslet in their screen debuts. The film deals with the obsessive relationship between Pauline Parker (Lynskey) and Juliet Hulme (Winslet), two teenagers who murdered Parker's mother (Peirse). The events of the film cover the period from the girls' meeting in early 1953 to the murder in 1954.
Heavenly Creatures opened to strong critical acclaim at the Venice Film Festival in 1994 and became one of the most well-received films of the year. Reviewers praised most aspects of the production, however particular attention was given to the performances by a previously unknown Winslet, co-star Lynskey and for Jackson's directing achievements. The film received an Academy Award nomination for Best Original Screenplay.