Petals on the Wind 2014 TV-14 CC

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(203) IMDb 6.4/10

Based on the second book in V.C. Andrews' best-selling Flowers in the Attic series, the Lifetime Original Movie, Petals on the Wind, continues to follow the twisted plight of the Dollanganger family.

Starring:
Heather Graham, Rose McIver
Runtime:
1 hour, 29 minutes

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Product Details

Genres Drama, Thriller, Romance
Director Karen Moncrieff
Starring Heather Graham, Rose McIver
Supporting actors Wyatt Nash, Bailey De Young, Nick Searcy, Dylan Bruce, Will Kemp, Whitney Hoy, Ellia English, Ellen Burstyn, Ravil Isyanov, Ross Philips, Skyler Vallo, Molly Hagan, Helen Nasillski, Stephanie Kim, Jesse Einstein, John Paul Green, Megan Easton, Kathryn Leigh Scott
Studio Lifetime
MPAA rating TV-14
Captions and subtitles English Details
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4.1 out of 5 stars

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26 of 27 people found the following review helpful By Sandra on May 27, 2014
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The movie was based on the book by VC. Andrews. There are 5 books, "Flowers in the Attic", "Petals on the Wind", "If there be Thorns", "Seeds of Yesterday" and the prequel, "Gardens of the Shadows. "Petals on the Wind" is the second book. The movie is not exactly like the book, but close enough. The book "Petals on the Wind", picks up from where the children leave the attic and the family home.. The movie begins 10 years after the children leave the attic. The movie is about 3 children, Cathy, Chris, Carrie, who escaped from a horrible situation. Cathy, the dancer is strong, forceful and determined to get justice. Chris, the doctor is silent, handsome and devoted to Cathy. Carrie is sweet, needy and confused. They find a better life and careers at the home of a caring stranger, but they can never forget the past. They fight forbidden feelings, guilt, deep anger and unending pain. Cathy vows to destroy the mother, who threw them away. The movie had action, lust, hate and revenge.The movie does contain SEXUAL situations between blood relatives. The movie is rushed and chapters of the book are skipped in order to make the 2 hour timeline, but I liked it"
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11 of 12 people found the following review helpful By Jill Fliehman on June 15, 2014
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This is the 2nd in a series of movies based upon the V.C. Andrews books about the Doppleganger family. Petals on the Wind was actually a bit better than Flowers in the Attic (first in the series) but it was really difficult for the movie makers to cram this entire book into a 2 hour movie - the story in the movie seems to fly by somewhat but it covers the important parts. The trailer of this movie gave away TOO much information - it was very long and covered about every dramatic detail of the movie so that kind of spoiled the movie just a bit. Another thing...if you haven't read the book, be aware that this story involves an incestual relationship between the two main characters. It couldn't be left out as this relationship is a huge part of the entire series of books. If you have younger folks watching this, I'd suggest a discussion before and afterwards just to make sure they understand what is happening. The Lifetime network has released a teaser promising movies following this one based on the next two books in the series -If There Be Thorns and Seeds of Yesterday. I'm looking forward to watching those two as well!
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9 of 10 people found the following review helpful By Kristi on June 1, 2014
Format: DVD
I absolutely enjoyed this movie, I loved it! I have watched it four times in 6 days. The only thing I wished had changed about this movie id I wish it was longer or they had divided it up into two movies. I am excited to see If there be thorns and seedsof yesterday, I hope to see Rose McIver and Wyatt Nash together again on screen, they did an amazing job. They couldnt have cast a better Cathy and Christopher, the chemistry between them was amazing. I do wish they had shown more of Cathy and Christopher together, it is such a sick and twisted romantic love story, this movie is a must see!!!!
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4 Stars for Lovers of Bad Movies or Fans of The Books
2 Stars for Everyone Else

Earlier this year, the Lifetime network premiered a new interpretation of the 1979 cult novel "Flowers in the Attic" by V.C. Andrews featuring Heather Graham, Mad Men's Kiernan Shipka, and the incomparable Ellen Burstyn. While I appreciated that this adaptation tried to stay truer to the source novel than the previous film version, it lacked a bit of suspense for my taste. Aside from Burstyn, the entire production was missing a bite and energy which left a certain blandness in its wake. Maybe they tried to be too reverent to the plotting and lost track of how the piece should make you feel (unsettled and uncomfortable). For good or bad, Lifetime has committed to bringing the novel's sequels to the air as well. I think it's fair to say that "Petals on the Wind" is not a particularly good movie, but at least it's a lot more lunatic fun than its predecessor. As the movie zips along with cartoon villainy, elaborate revenge schemes, and a truly Gothic horror finale, I found the movie entirely entertaining if you can embrace its bad movie mojo.

"Petals on the Wind" picks up ten years later than the events of the previous movie. Cathy, Christopher and Carrie are still haunted by their days in the attic. Cathy (now played by Rose McIver) is an aspiring ballerina, Christopher (Wyatt Nash) is a medical student, and Carrie (Bailey Buntain) is a tormented high school student. Their adopted father and benefactor has recently died, and they face a brave new world as adults. As they struggle with their new destiny, the life they left behind is never far from memory.
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4 of 4 people found the following review helpful By A. Wright on June 22, 2014
Format: DVD
I had higher hopes for this movie, but I don't think it's as terrible as everyone makes it out to be. This is HARD book to make into a movie, same as Flowers. I didn't like it per say, but there are many movies far worse that fans adore (I'm not talking about Twilight before anyone thinks that). I have loved the books since I was in middle school (I'm 18 now). Personally I think they should have made it a series like HBO did for Game of Thrones.
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