Petals on the Wind

2014

Drama / Horror / Romance / Thriller

11
Rotten Tomatoes Audience - Spilled 46%
IMDb Rating 6.1 10 3959

Synopsis


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Cast

Rose McIver as Cathy Dollanganger
Heather Graham as Corrine Winslow
Ellen Burstyn as Olivia Foxworth
Dylan Bruce as Bart Winslow
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738.63 MB
1280*710
English
NR
23.976 fps
1hr 25 min
P/S 3 / 7
1.4 GB
1904*1056
English
NR
23.976 fps
1hr 25 min
P/S 4 / 9

Movie Reviews

Reviewed by kelly-jay91 3 / 10

Unlike Flowers in the Attic, Petals on the Wind is Nothing Like the Book

I got my hands on these novels when I was in early high school. My mother had owned them and I found them in a box in the basement and devoured them. As an adult, of course this series is a lot creepier than I though it was then.

After watching the first in this series, Flowers in the Attic, and finding it to be not too far reaching from the original storyline, I had high hopes for the second, this installment, Petals on the Wind. Unfortunately, I was sorely disappointed.

The fact that it opens up to Dr. Paul Scheffield's funeral was enough to send me digging through my bookshelves to make sure that I wasn't remembering everything wrong. Sure enough, Paul was just as big a part of that book as I had remembered. Not only did he take the three siblings in, he nearly married Cathy! Removing him from the movie's storyline did it a great injustice.

Then there was the horrible job done of Cathy's career (in the books, she was going on world tours), Julian (they were married, he tried to destroy her feet, and after the accident - which Cathy was NOT in - he killed himself), Henny (she was mute!) Chris's turmoil (he was NEVER able to overcome Cathy - there was no Sarah in the books and that whole thing doesn't even fit with the story), Carrie's unhappiness (she was incredibly depressed during most of the book, and at the school, the girls left her bound, gagged, and blindfolded on a roof to die - she survived but broke her leg), and her death (Alex was not a minister to start with - Carrie had an ingrained fear of religion thanks to the grandmother), and Cathy's views of her mother (she did not try to reach out in love - she only wanted revenge in the books, and PLOTTED to steal her mother's husband). This wasn't just omitting parts of the story or changing little details to make a film watchable (think Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire). They had to completely rewrite entire chunks to make their botched adaptation work.

I have not watched If There Be Thorns or Seeds of Yesterday yet, though I will. Hopefully they fare better than this one.

It's an okay movie overall for a Lifetime.

Just don't go into Petals on the Wind thinking it will be anything like the original novel, or you'll be heavily disappointed.

Reviewed by SnoopyStyle 6 / 10

Lacks flow but still watchable for a TV movie

It's 1970 ten years after the attic. The siblings Cathy (Rose McIver), Christopher (Wyatt Nash), and Carrie Dollanganger (Bailey Buntain) escaped to a better life with Dr. Paul Sheffield. Corrine (Heather Graham) has married Bart Winslow (Dylan Bruce) who still doesn't know the existence of her children. Olivia Foxworth (Ellen Burstyn) is bedridden and is at the mercy of Corrine. Cathy and Christopher are still attracted to each other. Cathy is dancing ballet and runs to possessive abusive fellow dancer Julian Marquet (Will Kemp). Christopher has sweet Sarah Reeves (Whitney Hoy), the daughter of his mentor. Meanwhile Carrie is getting picked on at the private school and desperately wants parental guidance. Cathy has a son with Julian but he's killed in a car crash. Minister Alex Conroy (Ross Philips) proposes to Carrie but she has great doubts about herself. Carrie invites Corrine to her wedding but she rejects her. Carrie can't take it any more and eats a rat poison donut just like her twin brother. That's the bullet points for the first half.

As with most novel adaptation, it is difficult to boil everything down and come up with a flowing story. This TV movie feels abrupt and jarring. It hits on the bullet points and has very little connective tissue to tie everything together. The actors are very capable led by Rose McIver. She carries most of this well. Wyatt Nash is not as compelling and comes off as wooden. Heather Graham has a lessened role and Ellen Burstyn has even less to do. Burstyn is reduced to a few scenes in bed with heavy makeup. As a TV movie, it's reasonable but not that great.

Reviewed by momluvshilary 10 / 10

They rocked it

Awesome. I expected a part 2 to not be as good as the first But it was just awesome. They almost could have made 2 movies out of it cuz it moved so quickly- but that's only cuz it made you want more when it was over. Great job by robin lippin Csa.I'm a huge Lizzie McGuire fan. Robin did an AWESOME JOB - the older Cathy looked so much like the younger - when she'd turn her head at times she looked just like the young Cathy in FITA. with a plot of this going on and on you could almost do a mini series or a series - generation after generation--- very well done. Heather graham did so good with that crazed look in her eyes-- the girl who played Carrie was just beautiful. All the actors did a wonderful job- I was just so impressed and I never review movies or put things online about a movie- I just loved it.

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