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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.

Director:

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 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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Based upon the novel of the same name. See more »

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Follows Flowers in the Attic (2014) See more »

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Chip Off the Old Block
16 April 2015 | by wes-connorsSee all my reviews

The brother and sister duo locked up in an attic during their "coming of age" returns for a third "Flowers in the Attic" (2014) series movie; having spent their "Petals on the Wind" having sex and coming to terms with their honest, albeit incestuous, relationship. Another set of actors take over the parts, blond doctor Jason Lewis and blonde ballet teacher Rachael Carpani (as Christopher "Chris" and Cathy Dollanganger). It's now the 1980s and, to avoid scandal, the couple have changed their name to "Sheffield" and are raising two sons (hers) aka two nephews (his). The oldest is this film's entry in the crowded "shirtless hunk" character sweepstakes, attractive blond Jedidiah Goodacre (as Jory). His brother is moody, dark-haired pre-teen Mason Cook (as Bart)...

Rough-looking butler Mackenzie Gray (as John Amos) is an asset...

This story, and the next (possibly final) installment, changes focus from Chris and Cathy to their kids. What happens is that the sons' grandmother Heather Graham (as Corrine Foxworth) secretly moves into the mansion next door to her offspring. Like she did in the other movies, Ms. Graham causes trouble. She mainly cozies up with young Cook, who gradually reveals himself to be a chip off the old block. Graham is fine, but should have applied some old age make-up; she looks like she could be playing her daughter. Everyone does well for director Nancy Savoca, but it's Cook as the kid who convincingly carries the story. To improve the story, the Gothic suggestion that young Cook is possessed by evil ancestor Malcolm Foxworth should have been more clearly developed.

***** If There Be Thorns (4/5/15) Nancy Savoca ~ Mason Cook, Heather Graham, Jedidiah Goodacre, Jason Lewis


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