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FILM DETAILS
Certificate 18
Cast
Kate Winslet
Directors
Peter Jackson
Screenwriters
Running Time
183 minutes

Heavenly Creatures
The breakout movie for soon-to-be-stars Kate Winslet and Peter Jackson.


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Plot
Based on true events from 1950's New Zealand, where Pauline Parker and Juliet Hulme met as schoolgirls and instantly became best friends. They created a fantasy world together, gradually shutting out the real world. When Parker's mother attempted to separate them, they murdered her.


Verdict
Taut, clever, and fronted with two excellent performances, this is a clever choice for Jackson's first step into mainstream filmmaking.


Reviewed by Olly Richards

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