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If There Be Thorns (2015)

TV-14 | | Drama, Horror, Mystery | TV Movie 5 April 2015
Living together with their loving and happy new family, Christopher and Cathy's past come to haunt them. Their mother Corrine moves in next door.

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Nancy Savoca

Writers:

Virginia C. Andrews (based upon the novel by) (as V.C. Andrews), Andy Cochran (teleplay by) (as Andrew Cochran)
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Heather Graham ... Corrine
Rachael Carpani ... Cathy
Jason Lewis ... Christopher
Mason Cook ... Bart
Mackenzie Gray ... John Amos
Jedidiah Goodacre ... Jory
Emily Tennant ... Melodie
Christine Lippa Christine Lippa ... Emma
Glynis Davies ... Marisha
Veena Sood ... Dr. Phillips
Bailey Skodje ... Cindy
Robert Moloney ... Malcolm
Isaiah Lehtinen Isaiah Lehtinen ... Big Ears
Donna Soares Donna Soares ... Doctor
Victor Ayala Victor Ayala ... Paramedic
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It's the 1980s. Brother and sister Christopher Jr. and Cathy Dollanganger, a surgeon and ballet teacher respectively, are the product of an incestuous but loving relationship between their married parents, who were half-uncle to niece. Chris and Cathy are now married to each other, and live under the last name Sheffield, the surname of who ended up being their adoptive father. They managed to escape from their mother, born Corrine Foxworth, who once tried to kill them so that she could inherit her estranged father's vast estate. Corrine, who ultimately did inherit all the money, was eventually institutionalized following a mental breakdown. Cathy has two children, teenager Jory, whose biological father is now deceased ballet dancer Julian Marquet, and preteen Bart, whose biological father is now deceased Bart Winslow, Corrine's second husband. While Jory knows about Julian, Bart knows nothing about Bart Sr.; neither knows about Chris and Cathy's sibling relationship. Chris treats both... Written by Huggo

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5 April 2015 (USA) See more »

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very good film
15 August 2015 | by sophie_casandraSee all my reviews

This film was very good and did show the book well but I just didn't feel as drawn into this film. I do think the constant change of characters are confusing and they all seem new again even through they only look different. I understand they do this to show they have aged but with make up I believe you could have done that to the previous Chris and Cathy as I think they were much better. I did like Cathy in this film but I do not feel Chris looked like what he should in the books. They are meant to be the 'Dresden Dolls' but I think it is Chris' hair maybe, he just does not fit the Doll. I do think the children fit very well though. Apart from that the film was enjoyable I just wouldn't be in a rush to watch it again. :)


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