Flowers in the Attic (2014) Rated TV-14

Flowers in the AtticBased on the book by V.C. Andrews by the same name.  The Dollanganger kids are coaxed into being locked up in their wealthy Grandmother’s attic after the death of their father. As days turn into years they grow both emotionally and physically. Starring Heather Graham, Ellen Burstyn, Kiernan Shipka

As in most films based on books, I haven’t read the Andrews series of the Dollanganger children. Not to say that I haven’t heard what this book was about, I am a former librarian. Having said that, I didn’t mind this film. There did seem to be some information lacking. I could understand why the children stayed in the Attic so long, especially when they were able to get out and visit the pond. Also, the tar scene, how did Cathy get tar in her hair? I was very thankful they didn’t graphically show the incest. That was classically done but didn’t seem to take away the disgust that goes with it. This film did stay with me. It’s a watchable film.



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