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J. O.'s rating of the film Heavenly Creatures

A surreal (almost magical) journey through the maddening friendship and love between two teenage girls in 1950s New Zealand. The unholstered camera work and the inventive dream-world of the girls makes for a pretty surprising viewing to say the least. A fantastic breakout performance from Winslet, and a superb soundtrack full to the brim with croons and operas. As dark and true as it is, this film is truly creative.