A disturbing, boldly conceived story of two teenaged New Zealand girls whose obsessive friendship leads to murder, HEAVENLY CREATURES is equal parts psychodrama and dark fairy tale. Its flamboyant style evokes the fantasy world in which the girls lose themselves, and its breathless,
childishly hyperbolic voice-over narration perfectly captures the dangerous passions of insular youth.
Pauline Parker (Melanie Lynskey) is plump, smart, plain, and painfully insecure; Juliet Hulme (Kate Winslet) is a dream walking, sleekly blonde and sophisticated beyond her years. To everyone's surprise, the two girls become friends, united by their feverish imaginations. Together...