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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 the grandmother, and their mother, who becomes less and less concerned about them and their failing health, and more concerned about herself and the inheritance she plans to win back from her dying father, to the point of murder...Written by
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According to Jeffrey Bloom, production of the movie was very unhappy directorial experience because of difference in opinion between him, seven different producers and two studios that were involved in the film, all of which had different ideas and wanted a different movie. Because of this and studio forced cuts during post production after bad test screening, version of the movie that was released is not Bloom's original intended director's cut. See more »
When the grandmother deliberately knocks over Cathy's ballerina music box, she's wearing a green dress. The next shot, which shows her walking down the stairs, her dress is black. The latter scene was shot in Beverly Hills, California, the same time as the studio ending. See more »
No child in this house will shout or scream or show defiance! Do you hear me? Do you? Now, remove your blouse, daughter. And show them how punishment is given in this house.
If you're cruel to my children, I'll take them away tonight.
Take them, Corrine! Take them now. Do you think I care?
[laughs as Corrine cries]
Take off the blouse, Corrine. Take it off!
[Corrine takes off her blouse]
Look closely, children. 17 lashes. One for each year she lived in sin with your father. So that you understand...
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It pales in comparison to the book, but is still pretty good
My mom had been wanting me to watch this movie ever since she had heard that I had never seen it. It seemed interesting enough and one day when it came on TV I recorded it and decided to watch it later that night. Now, maybe I was just not expecting much from it, but I absolutely loved it the first time I watched it. Then, I realized it was based on a book.
Not long ago I finished the book, and when I look back this movie kind of did not do it justice at all. There was tons of material that was left out and though I like the ending in the movie better than the ending in the book, I thought the book was much more mystifying and eerie. The thing about the movie though is it's entertaining enough on it's own to where I still really enjoy it and the characters are well adapted and played out by the actors and actresses. The movie maintains some eeriness and has a nice, creepy atmosphere, but now I just wish that there was so much more they would've done with the movie.
I guess since I'm not a huge fan of the book, it doesn't really upset me that the movie fails to do it justice, but I really do wish there would be another movie adaptation where it's rated R and they include tons of more important material. In any matter, Flowers in the Attic is enjoyable, entertaining and well executed. It's nothing like the book, so don't expect it to be if you haven't seen it and think you might like to.
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