Picnic at Hanging Rock

Picnic at Hanging Rock ★★

Takes a fascinatingly terrifying premise and slathers a thick coat of ridiculous pretentiousness all over it. The main culprit is a threadbare script that prizes preciousness over character work, along with a gawd awful soundtrack that compounds the artifice of some pretty tinny ADR. I can see how this would have appealed to arthouse audiences in 1975, but I’m genuinely surprised it’s endured without contention since.

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