Facts and Figures
Run time: 99 mins
In Theaters: Friday 14th October 1994
Box Office Worldwide: $3M
Distributed by: Miramax Films
Production compaines: Miramax Films, WingNut Films, New Zealand Film Commission, Fontana Productions
Contactmusic.com: 5 / 5
Rotten Tomatoes: 94%
Fresh: 45 Rotten: 3
IMDB: 7.5 / 10
Heavenly Creatures Movie Review
Soon, it becomes apparent that each has great artistic ability, particularly in writing fantasy stories, and they begin to collaborate on their own version of the gothic fantasy novel. Soon, the line between fantasy and reality starts to blur for the girls, and in some sense, the two are able to conjure an entrance to their imaginary world, making the friends inseparable. Later, Juliet's parents decide to move out of the country, and the girls are crushed. Slowly, a plan develops to murder Pauline's mother, who they see as the major barrier to their happiness together.
The movie's many forays into the imagination become painfully real when you realize that this film is based on a true story. Directed by Peter Jackson, famous for a couple of gore-fest horror films, this is a serious departure from his earlier work. Thankfully, Jackson's unique style and uncanny ability as a director make this one of the best and most powerful films of 1994.