Flowers in the Attic

Synopsis: Based on V.C. Andrews' controversial cult-classic novel, "Flowers in the Attic" tells the story of the Dollanganger kids who, after the unexpected death of their father, are coerced to stay hidden in the attic of their ruthless grandmother.
Genre: Drama, Horror, Mystery
Director(s): Deborah Chow
Production: Front Street Pictures
  Nominated for 1 Primetime Emmy. Another 4 nominations.
Rotten Tomatoes:
86 min

People use the color yellow

To symbolize hope.


Like the sun

we rarely saw.

When I was very young,

I thought life would be

Like one long and perfect

summer day.

After all,

it started out that way.

We were

four beautiful children

With blond hair

and porcelain skin.

We looked like

those fancy dresden dolls

That grace shelves

and mantels.

Only we weren't just admired.

We were really loved.

But that was before.

"life is full of surprises,"

my mother used to say.

And greed and fear and shame,

as I soon learned.

And hopelessness.

We never colored

even one of our paper flowers



Give them back, Christopher.

Not until you quit

pounding on my wall, you freak.

Hey. What do you kids

think you're doing?

I don't even get a hug?



Oh! I missed you all so much!

What did you bring us?

For you, son.

Thank you.

Did you forget about me?


I could never forget about you.

It's so beautiful.

Oh! I got you!


I wish you never had to go away

For work again.

Promise me you won't.

I hate to break up the party,

But dinner's almost ready,

and I made your favorite--

Homemade apple pie.

Corrine, you shouldn't have.

She didn't.

You forgot to take off the bakery label.

Ugh. Cathy! Could never

get anything past you, huh?

Yeah, mom.

What's going on?

I mean, you're wearing

a new dress and perfume.

Well, the wife of a vice-president

Can't wear just any old thing.

I was gonna wait

until it was 100% official,

But I got promoted,

And I'm now the head of sales

of the entire east coast.

That's great!

Thank you.

He got promoted!

He's so smart, that's why.

Nobody's here.



This is a big opportunity for me.

For all of us.

I know what's gonna happen.

You'll be away all the time.

Mom will be busy with the twins.

Christopher will act like

he's the man of the house.

I'll be totally forgotten.

Can I tell you a secret?

I bought this...

On my last trip,

And it's more money

than I should've spent,

But the moment I saw it,

I knew you had to have it.

So, when I'm traveling,

I need you to be strong.

Can you do that for me?

Mommy! Cathy's hurting me!

It wouldn't hurt so much

If you'd sit still for five seconds.

Girls, please.

Your dad's gonna be home

in less than two hours,

I need to ice the cake,

chill the champagne--

Where are your brothers?

Why do I have to wear a tie?

'Cause we're the "dresden dolls."

I don't wanna be a doll.

It's just a saying, darling.

Because the neighbors

think we look so perfect.

We are perfect.

Why isn't he here yet?

He's probably just stuck in traffic.

When are we gonna eat the cake?

I want it now!

Can I take off my tie, please?

Just be patient, darlings, okay?

I'm going to go freshen the ice.

Wait, wait, wait, wait, wait.

I hear someone in the driveway.

Mrs. Dollanganger?

I'm sorry, but, um...

There's been an accident.



Alright, guys, five more minutes.

Is daddy coming home tonight?


Remember? We told you.

He died.

Sometimes, when I really miss him,

I just pretend he's on a business trip

And that he'll be back any day.

You guys wash up for dinner.

Mom, um, the twins want you

to read them a story.

Is that the mail?

Madame pomfrey says

I can't stay in ballet class,

Unless we pay for last month.

Are we gonna be okay without dad?

I'm doing the best I can.

It's not easy for a woman to get a job

And to support four kids on her own.

Look at me, I'm an ornament.

The only thing I was ever good at

Was being pretty.

You know...

You're lucky.

You had a dad that

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