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The Tomatometer is 59% or lower.
The Tomatometer is 75% or higher, with 40 reviews (movies) or 20 reviews (TV). At least 5 reviews from Top Critics.
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The screenplay writer/creators of this movie did not read and understand V.C. Andrews' novel thoroughly, and therefore failed to capture the soul of the book that must have made its many readers and fans smile, cry and fell in love with the Dollanganger kids. Disappointed that they killed the character of Dr. Sheffield here, what's an additional fifteen minutes to tell the story of his character if it made this movie a delicious one to match the contrasting blend of beauty and pain that the novel served?