Heavenly Creatures

Heavenly Creatures

  • Director: Peter Jackson
  • Writer: Fran Walsh,Peter Jackson
  • Countries of origin: New Zealand, Germany
  • Language: English, French
  • Release date: October 14, 1994
  • Sound mix: Dolby Digital
  • Aspect ratio: 2.35 : 1
  • Also known as: Heavenly Creatures: The Uncut Version
  • "Heavenly Creatures" is a feature film directed by Peter Jackson and starring Kate Winslet and Mel . The film premiered in Italy on September 2, 1994.
    The film is adapted from real events and tells the story of a love affair between two young girls who are inexperienced and difficult to adapt to the environment, which leads to bitter fruit. 

    Details

    • Release date October 14, 1994
    • Filming locations Christchurch, Canterbury, New Zealand
    • Production companies WingNut Films, Fontana Productions, New Zealand Film Commission

    Box office

    Budget

    $5,000,000 (estimated)

    Gross US & Canada

    $3,049,135

    Opening weekend US & Canada

    $31,592

    Gross worldwide

    $3,049,135

    Movie reviews

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    • By Deondre 2022-03-24 09:02:15

      ignorant dream

      We have all experienced or are experiencing an age of ignorance and arrogance. At this age, because I know very little about the world, I can do everything in my own world. This is not "newborn calves are not afraid of tigers" this is just childish rebellion.
             Every child once thought that he was the most unique one in the world. If there is external help, it will set off a child's inner fantasy. Pauline and Juliet are shields and spears for each other, protecting their fantasy...

    • By Tianna 2022-03-24 09:02:15

      favorite this director

      When I watched this movie, I had the illusion that Pauline was another me in a parallel space, but in this possibility, my mother was not a housewife. You can imagine that in that home space, the mother conveyed to her all negative energy, Divided and dead... But their friendship, one is imprisoned, the other is abandoned, they are destined not to belong to each other, but at such an age, one is like grabbing a life-saving straw and trying to escape, and the other is like finally finding such a...

    • By Eloy 2022-03-23 09:02:13

      eternal mental model

      In my opinion, PAULINE felt inferior since she was a child living in a lowly family, and she worked hard to pursue what the upper class liked and accepted. As for how she got such a perception, I don't understand.
      JULIET is a girl with a proud nature who has no worries about food and clothing. Fortunately, her nature survives very well. First of all, she has a famous family status as the backing. There are people like that around us, who seem to be flawless and who can live proudly, which...

    • By Eve 2022-03-23 09:02:13

      religion for two

      The purer and the more lonely, they are not alone. Are people who have the same spiritual world not soul mates? They are lucky to have each other. The director has restored the fantasy world of the couple in a wild way. The combination of reality and fantasy makes the emotional expression of the film richer, interesting and even funny. We can temporarily forget that it is a tragedy, enter the inner world of the two girls, and understand them.
      Never seeing each other is the most terrifying...

    • By Alexys 2022-03-23 09:02:13

      Angel of Sin, Angel of Bliss

      Comments from my college days seem naive now, but I was able to write such a big article back then, so leave it. I don't think the two of them are gay, and although there's an implicit sex scene in the film, I think it's just an expression of love. When Pauline cast a hateful, angry look at her mother, I felt darkness hit and I could feel my heart pounding. It's clear that Pauline is ashamed of her living circumstances, and she wants to have Juliet's dad, even though her own dad is in fact...

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    • By Edgardo 2022-04-23 07:02:37

      Lace Piece~~Peter...

    • By Roderick 2022-04-23 07:02:37

      The goddess is so young, it's a bit surprising that the director is actually...

    • By Leo 2022-04-23 07:02:37

      Mother-killing is too powerful. The younger version of Lewinsky is like my...

    • By Shawna 2022-04-23 07:02:37

      I didn't expect such a good-looking film. I didn't expect the director to be the Lord of the...

    • By Jennyfer 2022-04-23 07:02:37

      When one is crazy, it is called insane, and when two people are crazy together, it is called...

    Movie plot

    In 1953, British Juliet ( Kate Winslet ornaments) and a local girl Pauline ( Mel ornaments) in New Zealand for a woman to become high school classmates and friends, established exclusion of everyone else, with the exception of two people having an intimate relationship.
    At Christmas, Pauline received a diary as a gift. Together they wrote down their daily lives and wrote imaginative novels. The fictional "Borovnia" depicts the medieval...
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    Tidbits

    The photos in Pauline's bedroom in the film are real photos of Juliet Hummer herself.
    The director Peter Jackson himself showed up in the film: he played the homeless man who was kissed by Juliet outside the movie theater.
    There are 175 girls taking the role of Juliet Hummer, and Kate Winslet is just one of....
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    Evaluation action

    "Heavenly Creatures" has the heavy theme of "Mother Killing". The film has been played down a lot by the director's artistic treatment, but the ending is still shocking. (Timeline Review)  The target of criticism of this reality-based film is far from the hysteria of gay girls, but the kind of hysteria that middle-class adults in the 1950s had about any sex. (Comment by film scholar Steven Jay Schneider) 
    Peter Jackson uses a lot of...
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    Movie quotes

    • Pauline Parker: Mother gave me a fearful lecture along the usual strain. I rang Deborah immediately, as I had to tell someone sympathetic how I loathed Mother.

    • Pauline Parker: I felt thoroughly depressed and even quite seriously considered committing suicide. Life seemed so much not worth the living and death such an easy way out.

      Honorah Parker Rieper: Love, you can still write to each other.

      Pauline Parker: Anger against Mother boiled up inside me, as it is she who is one of the main obstacles in my path. Suddenly a means of ridding myself of this obstacle occurred to me. If she were to die...

    • [to Pauline]

      John: You can call me anything you like.