Thursday, October 23

Movie Review: Picnic at Hanging Rock

Length: 1 hr and 55 mins
Released: 1975
Genre: Drama and Mystery
Rating: PG
Directed By: Peter Weir

Where I Got It: Borrowed from library

(Again, I shall type up my own summary) A story about the girls and teacher who went missing in the Australian wilderness during a school outing. One girl comes back, but the rest are yet to be found. 

(P.S - I am going to try really hard to get back on my weekly schedule of posting a Movie of the Week. I may also include TV series)


Rachel Roberts - Mrs. Appleyard
Vivean Gray - Miss McCraw
Helen Morse - Mlle. de Poitiers
Kirsty Child - Miss Lumley
Tony Llewellyn-Jones - Tom
Jackie Weaver - Minnie
Anne Lambert - Miranda

I completely forgot to finish this review up. Oooh, it has been a while since I watched the film, so I shall try and remember all that I wanted to say...

This was a creepy movie. Not only that a whole group of girls and a teacher go missing creepy, but creepy in general too. The cast they picked did a wonderful job, because everyone acts creepy! Everyone acted like they were guilty of something; which everyone is guilty of something. It may not have to do with the missing girls, but everyone has their secrets. All this creepiness was made even more creepy, because this was made in the 1970s and the film-makers used the old tactics of horror films a few points.

It was creepy, but a good creepy. I really must find a different word, but the word fits this movie well. What do I mean a "good creepy"? Well, it made you want to keep watching and see what happens. Even though no real answers come about and if you know about the case there has never been an answer, but you feel like the answer is right there in front of you the whole time! So many theories are out there and the film-makers did a good job touching base with the majority of them. It's a film that makes you think even though it is creepy.

I do remember a side-line story that didn't seem needed in this. It seemed unnecessary and a stretch and it annoyed me. Oh yes...the ending also bugged me. I can't say what happens, but it bugged me for many reasons. 

In the end, this was a creepy movie. The actors they picked did a great job! There were a couple spots that seemed slow and/or unnecessary and the ending bugged me, but I did enjoy this movie. It really makes you think. Boyfriend and I had talked for a few minutes about what we thought happened to the girls. It is SO crazy that they literally vanished and no bodies ever where found. Creepy. Out of five stars, I stamp this movie with....4.

Favorite Character(s): No one really
Not-so Favorite Character(s): The headmistress (what an idiot and arrogant woman)
Re-watch?: Actually, I wouldn't mind a re-watch.