The thin red envelope brought us Heavenly Creatures, and it blew us away. The movie doesn't have hobbits and it doesn't even have a big primate, but it does have Kate Winslet and Melanie Lynskey in their film debuts, some energetic dizzying camera work, and a suspenseful creepy atmosphere.
Winslet and Lynskey are two New Zealand girls in the 1950s whose intense friendship and rich fantasy life lead to — good grades, happy relationships with their parents, marriage to civil servants, and lots of children, of course!
Watch for Peter Jackson's cameo as a bum outside of a movie theater who gets a kiss from Kate Winslet.
Based on a true story. Music by Mario Lanza.