‘Flowers In The Attic': Lifetime Reignites Creepy Sibling Romance

Sat, January 18, 2014 10:00pm EDT by 66 Comments
Flowers In The Attic
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SumSum

Posted at 9:20 PM on January 19, 2014  

I DEFINITELY AGREE WITH A LOT OF THE COMMENTS ON THIS LIFETIME MOVIE. BUT IT WAS ABSOLUTELY LACKING IN TRULY TELLING THE STORY OF THIS FAMILY. THE ENDING WAS HORRIBLE, LIFETIME MOVIES ARE ALWAYS TWO HOURS AND MOST SEEMS LIKE SOMETHINGS MISSING OR LEFT OUT BECAUSE OF TIMING. MAYBE THEIR COMING WITH A MINI SERIES SOON. IT COULD’VE BEEN SO MUCH BETTER I CAN SAY THIS THEY DEFINITELY HYPED THIS MOVIE UP, I WAS SO LOOKING FORWARD TO IT TO ONLY BE LET DOWN. I’VE NEVER READ THE BOOKS BUT I DID SEE THE ORIGINAL MOVIE NOW BECAUSE THE REMAKE WAS LACKING I’M NOW INTRIGUED TO READ THE BOOKS…

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Crystal

Posted at 7:29 PM on January 19, 2014  

I enjoyed the remake! It was much closer to the books then the first movie. I can’t wait for the sequel. Petals in the Wind.

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Jean and Ray

Posted at 2:21 PM on January 19, 2014  

IT is so sad….we saw the FIRST ONE, 1987’s AND thought this new version would go
farther and really add to the story….WRONG !
Except for the sexual scenes, this new version lacked warmth…the actors were cold, not
honestly showing caring as the FIRST one did.

Ellen Burstyn did a credible job as the mad grandmother however the children and their
mother were not cast well…poor acting/poor movie.

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Sheila Keith

Posted at 1:51 PM on January 19, 2014  

The first movie followed the book closer but, lacked feeling and come of as a low budget horror film. The remake didn’t follow the book as well but actually told a story that got you to think. Lifetimes movie gets you to feel and relate to the characters. I think if lifetime would have made this into a miniseries and spent more to exploring different parts of the book. Such as when the little boy died. Had they done that it would have been better but all in all I liked it. The first movie I hated.

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Tamara

Posted at 1:49 PM on January 19, 2014  

This movie was terrible in terms of a remake nothings the same. First of all they are eating poison donuts, the girl never kissed the boyfriend she was grabbed by the grandfather. the more her Corrine doesn’t die or even give an account for the part she played in mistreating the kids. This is not at all a remake more so than a sad attempt at starting controversy.

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Marley

Posted at 7:03 PM on January 19, 2014  

This isn’t a remake of the 1987 movie. It’s an adaptation of the 1979 book… and the book is way different than the 1987 movie. Everything you said is different from the original movie, is actually in the book. This new movie is waayyyy more like the book than the older movie. (Older movie pisses me off because its so different)

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May'c

Posted at 12:00 PM on January 19, 2014  

When I saw the commercial back in December for this movie coming out, I was very excited. I downloaded the book on my kindle, and now am reading the fourth! I love the series! But this movie made me want to rip my hair out!!! Nothing was the same!!! Did the directors just give up?! I was so excited to the wonderful twisted and evil ways of the mother and grandmother. But none of that happened! Only a few things were shown! My little sister watched it with me and enjoyed it, but only because she never read it! I was floored that this was even considered the same story! The person who directed this movie, should have read the book a little more recently!!

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Deborah Beck

Posted at 11:44 AM on January 19, 2014  

How could anyone overlook the use of this family values movie in order to promote the “christian mingle” website?

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Jack Snake

Posted at 10:57 AM on January 19, 2014  

I thought the movie lacked the darkness the original had. Of course the book is still superior, but movie wise, the remake was awful. I am disappointed. The movie didn’t quite show the children in fear. It was underdeveloped in plot. Felt like they wanted to show incest, but I also didn’t like the way it was developed.

The ending…. why the electric fence to add thrill if they were going to Deus ex machina the idea by having someone turn it off? Unless of course they plan on making the sequels, which by the way I hated lol.

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Isabel

Posted at 10:21 AM on January 19, 2014  

Best lifetime movie. They should make the sequel “petals in the wind”!!!!!

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Tito

Posted at 9:36 AM on January 19, 2014  

The first movie was way better….I sure didn’t want to c brother n sister hook up gross….the first movie was more detailed n more like the book

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Bubble1

Posted at 3:14 PM on January 19, 2014  

The first movie was nothing like the book! They killed the mother off at the end of it…

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Stacey

Posted at 9:40 PM on January 19, 2014  

The first movie was nothing like the book.

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We

Posted at 6:20 AM on January 19, 2014  

Incest, homosexuality they are both sins and equally disgusting. If you gonna bash one you really should bash the other, hwl.

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Bryan Cotner

Posted at 10:00 AM on January 19, 2014  

I agree about the incest being disgusting, but understand these were children locked away, abused emotionally and physically, over a period of almost 3 years.Not to mention the formative years of puberty. The point is, when thrown into a situation like that by the mother you love and trust, they were bound to have distorted views of propriety as to the subject of sex. And when was there any homosexuality in this film? There was no mention of it, so why bring it up? Your homophobia and bigotry are well noted. Thanks.

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Cathy

Posted at 2:41 AM on January 19, 2014  

That was horrible!!! So disjointed! They should have made it into a mini-series, 2 or 3 episodes to develop the love of the original family unit, draw you into the true depravity of their confinement ….and that ending???? You never truly feel how horrific their lives were because you never got the time or story fully to understand or feel of it. I understand at you really can’t delve into the psychology often written so well in books, particularly to the depth VC Andrews took you, but ggeezzz. I was truly hoping they were going to do some much better than the first one. So sad, so disappointing and I had such high hopes with Lifetime being involved.

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Bryan Cotner

Posted at 10:16 AM on January 19, 2014  

I was actually afraid of lifetime being involved for the very reason I discussed in my post. I was afraid it would lose it’s depth of depravity in the violent abuse as to not piss off whining soccer moms. No offense to soccer moms. They’re great, it’s really just an umbrella term I’ve used to describe women like the one who tried to have Married with children taken off the air because she was too lazy to monitor her children’s viewing habits. So no offense soccer moms you’re all (mostly) lovely. ♥♥

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erica

Posted at 2:26 AM on January 19, 2014  

I love VC Andrews and am a long time fan of her book series. I must say that I was very disappointed with this remake. The original movie was much more interesting, although this remake is actually more in keeping with te novel’ s storyline. I think I was mostly taken aback by the HORRIBLE acting. It was painful to watch.

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Kathy

Posted at 2:23 AM on January 19, 2014  

I was hoping they would get this movie right from the first one years ago. The acting is still terrible, it still has the B rate movie feel and it’s not following the story. The grandmother never showed the slightest remorse or caring gesture to any of them. Let alone give Cathy flowers. I had hopes, and now they’ve been dashed away.

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Michelle

Posted at 6:32 AM on January 19, 2014  

Actually, Olivia did shown a different side here and there. She did give the children a plant for their “garden”. It is in the book. And she was not the one to poison them either. She was cruel and sadistic, but she didn’t try to murder them.

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Bryan Cotner

Posted at 10:08 AM on January 19, 2014  

I agree. I read the book too. However her cruelty in the novel and the first film was dulled exponentially in this remake.

 
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Raheem

Posted at 2:22 AM on January 19, 2014  

This movie was GREAT. The mother did her children wrong and it was not fair to them. They have lived a horrible life and my main concern was why didn’t she eventually get reported her children were not in school. This movie had a few heart breaking scenes they had lost their father and had to move away and think they were going to start a new rich life. They had spent long months and they had survived in the attic without any fresh air or sunlight and not being able to go outside and be a kid, they could not have a pet so they had sat a trap for a mice and then that became they pet. Such sad innocent children. Their weak so called mother had brought them nice clothes but she knew that they were not going anywhere. She was suppose to guide her kids and make them have a better life than she did and her two older children had followed her footsteps by having sexually act with one another knowing that they are related and then they are brother and sister. The grandmother was mean and unbelievable she was a devil. The mom had poised her kids and killed the younger boy. The mom had gotten married and left them kids to die. She had moved on with her life and that was not right at all because those children did not ask to be here.

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Pamela Shepard

Posted at 2:20 AM on January 19, 2014  

This time around was a lot better than the first movie because Corrine lives. Matter of fact she lives for 3 more books.
So of the movie was similar to the book, but the grandmother was not stern enough like the book nor did she wear the broach that was symbolized in the book.

I didn’t see mother wear the pearls. with the butterfly clip or when she got nervous her hand would flutter up to her neck where she would twist the pearls she wore all the time another symbol they mention throughout the book and in If There Be Thorns.

Over all not to bad, can’t wait to see the sesquel.

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buddafly

Posted at 2:20 AM on January 19, 2014  

We would like to see the whole seris…petals in the wind, ect.

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Stacy

Posted at 2:06 AM on January 19, 2014  

Great movie didn’t like the ending

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Pamela Shepard

Posted at 2:26 AM on January 19, 2014  

I agree I didn’t like it either. The swan bed isn’t like what imagened it. Where was the baby bed?

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Kyle

Posted at 1:34 AM on January 19, 2014  

Are you guys serious? It was the worst acting ever, almost unbearable to watch. Do not waste your time with this b movie remake!

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jerri

Posted at 1:05 AM on January 19, 2014  

I disagree. I read the books & saw the previous movie. The most distracting thing about this story for me was the poor acting, with the exception of Ellen Burstyn, who was terrifically evil.

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mysweatygrundle

Posted at 1:00 AM on January 19, 2014  

ellen burnstyn using a belt really got my juices flowing

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Molly

Posted at 12:53 AM on January 19, 2014  

I loved it it was better than the old one . Can’t wait for the next one petals on the wind . I have been waiting for them to make those books into a movie !!!!!!!!!

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jtania

Posted at 11:32 PM on January 18, 2014  

This was FANTASTIC. Such great acting. Lifetime please bring us the entire series of books!!!!
Loved!

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Linda Stevens

Posted at 10:40 PM on January 18, 2014  

Yes I enjoyed the remake of Flowers in the attic.. The movie was pretty true to the charactors. It put faces to the four Dresden Dolls.But for people who never has read the novels..will never really get the true feeling of why everything happened to them.. Why things and their feeling happened to them. What happened with Christopher and Cathy was Incest.It was wrong.But it felt good to them. They really had no one to turn to but each other Reading the novels and even watching the movie you could almost idenify what took over in them..Being denied the outside the sunshine.. normal survivial and being always accused that they were doing wrong when they weren’y(by the old grandmothr)Just made them become more closer.I have always loved the Novels and the relationship between Cathy and Christopher is what keep me coming back for more.Have never been in any kind of incest relationship not ever even close would never even think about it..But in V.C andrews Dollanganger series she took you there all the way .I would watch any movie that will always try to get better to get it right

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