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Flowers in the Attic (1987)

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Children are hidden away in the attic by their conspiring mother and grandmother.

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After the death of her husband, a mother takes her kids off to live with their grandparents in a huge, decrepit old mansion. However, the kids are kept hidden in a room just below the attic, visited only by their mother who becomes less and less concerned about them and their failing health, and more concerned about herself and the inheritence she plans to win back from her dying father, to the point of murder... Written by David Gibson <djg6@ukc.ac.uk>

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20 November 1987 (USA)  »

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$15,151,736 (USA)
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Near the beginning of the film, Chris walks in on Cathy in the bathtub. Her hair goes from long & dry to wet from one scene to the next. See more »

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30 September 2007 | by (United Kingdom) – See all my reviews

I saw this movie when it was first released and I was so excited about it because of the profound effect the books had had on me. Unfortunately, the movie was an absolute travesty and whoever passed the script as OK should be ashamed of themselves. It's the worst adaptation of a book I've ever seen! The only thing I really liked about the movie were the sets. The bedroom looked just as I imagined it would! However I felt that the movie had been totally miscast and the storyline had been butchered. I don't know whether I'd like a re-make or not - what if it was even worse? Just as an aside, one of my exam questions years ago was to compare a book and a movie adaptation and I chose this one because I felt so strongly about it. Just wish I had a copy of the essay lol - I'm sure it was a masterpiece :D


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