What did you think of Lifetime’s ‘Flowers In The Attic’ remake? Share your review, plus your favorite — and by that, I mean most uncomfortable — moments from the movie!
So, how ’bout that incest, huh? Lifetime’s reboot of the classic horror novel-turned-movie Flowers In The Attic premiered Jan. 18, inviting a whole new generation of Americans to experience the classic tale of brother-meets-sister. In my opinion, it was just as unsettling as the original — though the lighting in those incestuous love scenes were given far better lighting this time around.
‘Flowers In The Attic’: Review Of Lifetime’s Glossy New Version
In Lifetime’s update of the original 1987 film, Ellen Burstyn takes on the role of Olivia, the bats**t-crazy grandmother who locks her four grandchildren in the attic, then lashes out at the two oldest when they start hooking up — even though she’s the one fills their heads with incest ideas in the first place.
Mason Dye and Kiernan Shipka fill the roles of the sexually confused siblings, and to their credit, they assume the uncomfortable characters quite well. While Mad Men fans have already seen Kiernan tackle more adult subject matter, she managed to regain her innocence for this new role — before completely shedding it with her on-screen brother.
‘Flowers In The Attic’: Closing Thoughts
In all seriousness, though, Flowers In The Attic raises some pretty important questions, like: “How long is ‘long enough’ to wait before you can start hooking up with your siblings in an attic?” and “How many times do you have to scream ‘Punch that old lady!’ at the TV screen before the kid finally does it?”
As good as this new version of the movie is, Flowers In The Attic will always be considered a guilty pleasure, even under the best of circumstances. Of course, the movie will never be nearly as guilty as the siblings themselves — because, you know, incest.
HollywoodLifers, did you enjoy Lifetime’s Flowers In The Attic remake? Drop a comment with your review of the movie, as well as your favorite — aka most uncomfortable — moments below!
— Andy Swift