After the sudden death of their father, four children face cruel treatment from their ruthless grandmother.


Deborah Chow


Virginia C. Andrews (based upon the novel by) (as V.C. Andrews), Kayla Alpert (teleplay by)
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Cast overview, first billed only:
Heather Graham ... Corrine
Ellen Burstyn ... Grandmother
Kiernan Shipka ... Cathy
Mason Dye ... Christopher
Ava Telek ... Carrie
Maxwell Kovach ... Cory
Dylan Bruce ... Bart Winslow
Chad Willett ... Dad
Beau Daniels ... Mr. Foxworth
Laura Jaye ... Female Guest
John Emmet Tracy ... Male Guest
Don Thompson ... Conductor
BJ Harrison ... Sarah
Ian Robison Ian Robison ... Police Officer
Andrew Kavadas ... John


Based on V.C. Andrews' controversial cult-classic novel, "Flowers in the Attic" tells the story of the Dollanganger kids who, after the unexpected death of their father, are coerced to stay hidden in the attic of their ruthless grandmother. Written by karink

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Based on a book written by V.C. Andrews, "Flowers in the Attic" first in a set of five novels. The Dollanganger series is told through four movies, one for each book of the same title: "Flowers in the Attic", followed by "Petals on the Wind", "If There Be Thorns" and then "Seeds of Yesterday". The fifth and last book of the saga "Garden of Shadows" takes place before the "Flowers in the Attic" events. There is no movie for the prequel novel as of June 2019. See more »


When Corrine brings a box of toys to the kids in the attic (after sailing), a Simon electronic game box is clearly visible in the wooden box. See more »


Grandmother: [to Christopher] Take off your shirt, boy.
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Followed by If There Be Thorns (2015) See more »


What Child Is This?
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Nicely done effort but fails to achieve lift off.
1 September 2018 | by egf3532See all my reviews

Cinematography and staging above par. That's about all there is to say that stands out about this movie, Though the film remains more faithful to the book then its previous 1987 incarnation The acting and characters fail to connect to heart strings of the viewer which was not the case with 1987 version. Ellen Burstyn's character comes across as just a crabby grandmother type Heather Graham seems much more a older sister to Cathy then her Mother, Christopher as effeminate and Kienman Shipka as intellectual tomboyish figure just going along the ride waiting for her ending. Though faithful to book in a lot of ways and Cinematography above par. There just isn't the feel of dread and other emotional stirrings you got from the book or 1987. You don't connect with the characters in this one. Instead they are just there doing their acting bit. Though Ellen Burstyn's character in this film is flat due too direction and writing Ellen Burstyn's performance reflects a honed actor at her finest; acting royalty.

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18 January 2014 (USA) See more »

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