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Lifetime's Flowers in the Attic starring Heather Graham hits DVD in April

03.14.2014by: Eric Walkuski
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Based on the bestselling book by V.C. Andrews, the latest film adaptation that remains true to the novel, FLOWERS IN THE ATTIC will arrive on DVD April 15 from Lionsgate Home Entertainment. Featuring an all-star cast including Heather Graham (Boogie Nights), Ellen Burstyn (Best Actress in a Leading Role, Alice Doesn’t Live Here Anymore, 1975) and Kiernan Shipka (AMC’s “Mad Men”), the made-for-TV movie premiered to 6.1 million viewers which is ad-supported cable’s most-watched original movie since November 2012.

I'll admit I didn't watch FLOWERS when it premiered back in November, but everything I've heard indicates that it's plenty insane. So might be worth picking up.

Flowers In The Attic is a gothic story of four siblings who, after the death of their father, are torn from a peaceful life and subjected to abuse resulting from a dark, family secret. Abandoned by their mother and forced to endure unimaginable treatment living in the attic of their grandparents’ mansion, the children form their own family unit. But as the oldest boy and girl come of age both emotionally and physically while caring for their younger siblings, they are entrapped by their family’s sordid past as they try to survive and escape the harsh living conditions.

Pre-order your copy of FLOWERS IN THE ATTIC right HERE.

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4:18PM on 03/15/2014

Love this story

SPOILERISH BELOW, but I don't feel ruins the movie to know…
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This novel came out in 1979 when I was a freshman in HS, and I think every girl in school had this paperback hanging out of her purse. The problem I have with this movie, as well as the first movie in the 80s, is that there's just no way to effectively convey the emotional upheaval and toll taken on these children. People who have never read the book yet criticize it love to focus on what they call the
SPOILERISH BELOW, but I don't feel ruins the movie to know…
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This novel came out in 1979 when I was a freshman in HS, and I think every girl in school had this paperback hanging out of her purse. The problem I have with this movie, as well as the first movie in the 80s, is that there's just no way to effectively convey the emotional upheaval and toll taken on these children. People who have never read the book yet criticize it love to focus on what they call the "sordid" events that eventually take place up there in the attic, without realizing what led to them and how a basic human need for love and dependence on someone else for emotional survival can muddy the lines between right and wrong. The toll taken on children left to basically rot in an attic with the two people who should love and protect them most torn from them (one by death, the other for other reasons) and nowhere to turn but each other. Heartbreaking story that I'm not sure is fully realized from the movies.

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