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Lifetime's Flowers In The Attic #Movie

Based on V.C. Andrews' controversial, cult classic book, Flowers in the Attic tells the story of the Dollanganger kids who, after the unexpected death of their father, are convinced to stay hidden in the attic of their ruthless Grandmother.

90 minutes
Watch at Amazon Instant Video





Read my review of the book.


REVIEW:
Meh.
The movie didn't do the book justice.
It was still alright, but the book is better. Even the original movie from back in late '80's was just a bit better for me.
Ellen Burstyn is what I liked about this movie. She could play anything and be amazing though. Heather Graham was alright too. 
I just feel like a couple key moments in the book weren't in this film, or were changed that I didn't get the same effect as reading the book.
I get they had to make it made for tv, but those moments they left out were important to the story. It just fell short for me.
Would I recommend watching? No, read the book, any edition.


2.5/5

Comments

  1. It brings a favorite quote to mind. You can't judge a book by it's movie! Not sure who said it first!

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  2. I agree. I just read the book again and was so excited for this movie but also found it meh.

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  3. ::groan:: oh God, why would they make another movie of this? This book messed me up for life - I read it when I was 14 and I think I'm still trying to recover :-)

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  4. I've actually never read the book and was wondering what the movie was all about (as I've heard SO much about the books over the years). Thanks for sharing your thoughts! I was actually trying to find reviews on it today online lol.

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