Flowers in the Attic (2014)

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This adaptation of author V.C. Andrews' novel Flowers in the Attic tells the story of four siblings forced to live out of sight in an attic for years following the death of their father and subsequent abandonment by their mother. As they endure unspeakable treatment at the hands of their grandmother, an inappropriate bond grows between the elder brother and sister as they come of age.
Rating:
NR
Genre:
Documentary , Drama
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Front Street Pictures

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Cast

Heather Graham
as Corrine
Ellen Burstyn
as Olivia Foxworth
Mason Dye
as Christopher

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Critic Reviews for Flowers in the Attic

All Critics (20) | Top Critics (12)

V.C. Andrews' popular and creepy 1979 novel Flowers in the Attic gets no favors from the scriptwriters in this latest adaptation.

Full Review… | January 21, 2014
New York Daily News
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The problem is not that it's just terrible, but that it's also no fun. At all.

Full Review… | January 20, 2014
Los Angeles Times
Top Critic

It was adapted into a middling creepy film in 1987. Now Lifetime has remade it as a sharper creepy TV movie.

Full Review… | January 20, 2014
Philadelphia Inquirer
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I was particularly delighted when the children figured out that their mother was trying to kill them with powdered rat poison sprinkled on donuts, but this should all be a lot more frightening - or at least more unsettling - than it winds up being.

Full Review… | January 17, 2014
Washington Post
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The problem is [it] always sounds like it's more fun, or at least more kooky, than it actually plays onscreen.

Full Review… | January 17, 2014
Variety
Top Critic

All the actors are spot-on, even ones who have just a few scenes.

Full Review… | January 17, 2014
New York Magazine/Vulture
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Audience Reviews for Flowers in the Attic

Yay! Finally this movie got made properly! I loved this book series growing up, and needless to say, I was disappointed in the 1987 version which messed up the ending. This is much more like it. Yes, it's a TV movie, but it doesn't shy away from things like the relationship between Cathy and Chris. Heather graham is very good as Corrine too. I hated her lol. The grandmother is a little more sympathetic here than she should be, it did put a different spin on it and made Corinne more the villain. I do have to admit the grandmother in the botched 87 version was the more accurate portrayal, but that's the only part I liked better. The grandmother here is interesting as she seems to have more layers, but the book grandmother was an out and out evil bitch. I'm looking forward to watching the sequel.

Nicki Marie
Nicki Marie

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½

With a gripping, terrofying story, this new adaptation of V. C. Andrews' first novel gives um something you can't quite get because it repulses and the same time amazes you; despite the directing quality not being a match to the story (or even the script), the story is what marks this amazing movie/story.

Filipe Potter
Filipe Potter

Super Reviewer

An unsophisticated drag of a movie, even the acting talents do little to engage the audience!

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