Flowers in the Attic

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Flowers in the Attic ★½ 1987 (PG-13)

Based on the V.C. Andrews bestseller, a would-be thriller about four young siblings locked for years in their family's old mansion by their grandmother with their mother's selfish acquiescence. A chicken-hearted, clumsy flop that skimps on the novel's trashier themes. 93m/C VHS, DVD . Victoria Tennant, Kristy Swanson, Louise Fletcher, Jeb Stuart Adams; D: Jeffrey Bloom; W: Jeffrey Bloom; C: Gil Hubbs; M: Christopher Young.