By Gillian Flynn
September 27, 2002 at 04:00 AM EDT
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Peter Jackson’s larkily dark story of two murderous New Zealand schoolgirls was long overdue for DVD release. Set in the 1950s, the true tale focuses on Juliet, flamboyant and wealthy (a perfectly overdramatic Winslet, in her film debut), and Pauline, a pudgy working-class cynic (Lynskey). The misfits create an imaginary otherworld — conceived in fantasy sequences as eerie as anything in Jackson’s Lord of the Rings — and their obsession escalates to matricide. The resulting film is disturbing, funny, creepy, and sweet — and makes the DVD all the more disappointing in its near-complete lack of extras.

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  • 98 minutes
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