Flowers in the Attic

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Time Out says

Tennant is the perfect little mother whose husband dies in a car crash, and who puts herself and her four children at the mercy of her dying father and sadistic mother. Daddy never approved of her marriage and wrote her out of his will, and her unforgiving mother (Fletcher) insists that the children be kept locked in the attic to prevent him ever discovering their existence. Months pass, and the children, suffering from exhaustion and poisoned cookies, realise that their loving mother is just as deranged as their granny, and plot their escape. Incestuous desires run rampant in the original novel by VC Andrews, but all the movie has to offer is soft-focus innuendo. As fantasy stripped of all its metaphorical trimmings, the sublimely ridiculous plot is more likely to reduce an audience to laughter than to tears.
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Release details

UK release:

1987

Duration:

92 mins

Cast and crew

Director:

Jeffrey Bloom

Cast:

Ben Ganger, Jeb Stuart Adams, Kristy Swanson, Victoria Tennant, Louise Fletcher, Lindsay Parker

Music:

Christopher Young

Production Designer:

John Muto

Editor:

Gregory F Plotts

Cinematography:

Gil Hubbs, Frank Byers

Screenwriter:

Jeffrey Bloom

Producer:

Thomas Fries, Sy Levin

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caffina

I started watching this movie last night on direct tv. I kept waiting for something to happen. it never did. I had to stay up and finish it. I beleive this is the dullest stupidest movie i have ever seen.Horrible acting. Stupid plot.Rediculous story line. I couldnt even find anything funny about it. It would have had some redeeming vALue if the two teenagers had actually done something naughty. God save anyone that tricked into watching this film