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Petals on the Wind (2014)

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A decade after Cathy, Christopher, and Carrie escaped from their grandparents' attic at Foxworth Hall, Petals on the Wind continues to follow the twisted plight of the family as they ... See full summary »


Karen Moncrieff


Virginia C. Andrews (based on the novel by) (as V.C. Andrews), Kayla Alpert (teleplay by)
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Cast overview, first billed only:
Heather Graham ... Corrine Winslow
Rose McIver ... Cathy Dollanganger
Wyatt Nash ... Christopher Dollanganger, Jr.
Bailey De Young ... Carrie Dollanganger (as Bailey Buntain)
Nick Searcy ... Dr. Reeves
Dylan Bruce ... Bart Winslow
Will Kemp ... Julian Marquet
Whitney Hoy ... Sarah Reeves
Ellia English ... Henny
Ellen Burstyn ... Olivia Foxworth
Ravil Isyanov ... George Korov
Ross Philips ... Alex Conroy
Skyler Vallo ... Lacy St. Morgan
Molly Hagan ... Miss Calhoun
Helen Nasillski Helen Nasillski ... Ballet Teacher


A decade after Cathy, Christopher, and Carrie escaped from their grandparents' attic at Foxworth Hall, Petals on the Wind continues to follow the twisted plight of the family as they attempt to put their sordid past behind them, but soon discover certain secrets can't be left behind. When Cathy finds herself in an abusive relationship with a fellow dancer, Julian, Christopher and Cathy are forced to face the forbidden feelings they developed for one another while coming of age during captivity. But when tragedy strikes the Dollangangers once again, Cathy returns to Foxworth Hall to confront her grandmother and seek revenge on her mother with a plan to seduce her husband Bart. When Christopher runs to Cathy's side, the two are determined to start over again - together. Written by Lifetime Television

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Release Date:

26 May 2014 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Flowers in the Attic 2: Petals on the Wind See more »

Filming Locations:

Los Angeles, California, USA

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Rose McIver (Cathy Dollanganger) would go on to the starring role, Olivia Moore, in iZombie; Molly Hagan (Miss Calhoun) plays Eva Moore, Olivia Moore's mother. See more »


Carrie's height is noticeably inconsistent between (and even within) scenes. See more »


Carrie Dollanganger: Maybe that's why I'm so small. Not from the attic, but from what our parents did.
Cathy: We are not the sins of our parents
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Followed by Seeds of Yesterday (2015) See more »


All Things Bright and Beautiful
Music by William H. Monk Lyrics by Cecil F. Alexander
Performed by Bailey De Young
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Young, Restless and Related
23 July 2014 | by wes-connorsSee all my reviews

In the January "Lifetime" TV Movie "Flowers in the Attic" (2014), three blonde siblings finally escaped from their attic prison in a Virginia mansion. They had been held there by fanatical grandmother Ellen Burstyn (as Olivia), who considered them "the Devil's spawn." The kid's self-absorbed mother Heather Graham (as Corrine) lent her blessings to the abduction. For this "Petals on the Wind" sequel story, the older actresses reprise their roles. However, the "Dollanganger" children have grown into Rose McIver (as Cathy), Wyatt Nash (as Christopher) and Bailey Buntain (as Carrie). Luck changed for the kids as they were quickly adopted by a wealthy man; they spent ten happy years in his custody. As you may recall, incest ran rampant in the Dollanganger family. Being trapped together while coming of age, the eldest two siblings became sexually intimate...

We're not sure what happened during the missing ten years, but the goal was clearly for the children to lead a normal, non-incestuous life. This leads to a major weakness in the story. After "falling in love" during the first movie, "Cathy" and "Chris" live together for ten years. What happened then doesn't seem to match the ensuing story, which involves the very attractive sister and brother fighting off their sexual attraction. They simply pick up at the maturity level from a decade earlier, as if no living had occurred in ten years. After we see Ms. McIver and Mr. Nash try to settle down with other partners, the story moves on to cover McIver's attempt to get even with her mother – for the sinful neglect and imprisonment committed in the first movie. These are the two main story lines in this second in a series of adaptations of Virginia C. Andrews' popular novels...

Out of the Attic, the characters move too quickly from one situation to the next. We know little about the ten year gap and are crammed with current events. While the original performers are missed, McIver and Nash are well-cast. Likewise attractive, young Miss Buntain is referred to as a "freak" by school-girls for looking weird and carrying a doll. In fact, she looks like a beautiful "girl woman" under model-worthy make-up and wigs. We don't see much of Ms. Burstyn and Ms. Graham is two dimensional. Those who appreciate the male physique will be delighted with Nash and two additional shirt-shedding hunks – amorous Dylan Bruce (as Bart Winslow) and aggressive Will Kemp (as Julian Marquet). Director Karen Moncrieff and her crew handle it all in the "soap opera" style. Perhaps "Lifetime" should return to "Peyton Place" – or somewhere close.

***** Petals on the Wind (5/26/14) Karen Moncrieff ~ Rose McIver, Wyatt Nash, Heather Graham, Dylan Bruce

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