Did you see the remake of Flowers in the Attic with Ellen Burstyn?
Somehow, I never got around to reading the book, and never saw the original movie, but I did DVR the Lifetime remake. I became mildly obsessed, so I immediately bought the book. I’m reading it now, and I’m at the part right when Corrine is telling the kids about how she and their father met… and I’m not really sure, but I feel like Heather Graham was a terrible choice for the role of Corrine. I didn’t really like her from the start in the movie… she came across as flighty and even maybe a bit of a hussy. I’m not getting that in the book.
Also, I feel like the grandmother in the movie almost wanted to love those kids, but she just wouldn’t let herself. In the book, this is NOT the case in the least.
What did you think? Am I misinterpreting Corinne in the book? Did Ellen Burstyn try to “sweeten up” the grandmother a bit? Or am I too early in the book to be asking any questions or making any comparisons?