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Heavenly Creatures

Film (Trailer) – 1994

PG
Parental Guidance
...combines original vision, a drop-dead command of the medium and a successful marriage between a dazzling, kinetic techno-show and a complex, credible portrait of the out-of-control relationship between the crime’s two schoolgirl perpetrators.
– David Rooney, reviewing Heavenly Creatures in Variety, 12 September 1994
What interested us was to show these two 15-year-old girls with no other agenda than to be as accurate as we possibly could, and to somehow imagine what was going on inside their minds.
– Peter Jackson, in an interview with Scenario magazine’s Tod Lippy, Fall 1995, volume 1 number 4
The film's serendipitous stroke was to find Winslet and, especially, Lynskey, a first-time actress. They are perfect, fearless in embodying teenage hysteria.... In Heavenly Creatures the sad creatures whom Pauline and Juliet must have been in real life are alchemized into figures of horror and beauty. They become the stuff of thrilling popular art.
– Richard Corliss in Time Magazine, 5 December 1994

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