I have a love/hate relationship with Picnic at Hanging Rock. The love part- an Edwardian boarding school murder mystery. Or is it a disappearance mystery? Or just plain old psychological mind meld mystery? It leaves a lot to the imagination. The hate part- while set in 1900 in Australia, the movie looks stupidly 1970s at times. Plus, there’s a very painful flute melody throughout that makes me shudder (you’ll know what I mean.) But that’s the charm of a low-budget period piece, they tend to not age gracefully. One must just accept and move one, because in the end it’s worth it.
For all of the movie’s funny little quirks, it also packs a (albeit slow moving) punch. Come prepared for some unanswered questions and head scratching. But if you’re a sucker for sweetly feminine gone horribly tragic as much as I am, you’re in for a real treat. Warning- your boyfriend/husband/sensible friend’s eyes will roll from the get go so send ‘em packing beforehand. -amy m.
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