Petals on the Wind

Movie review by Joyce Slaton, Common Sense Media
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Common Sense says

age 16+

Incest, murder, and gothic goings-on in book adaptation.

NR 2014 85 minutes

Parents say

age 16+

Based on 5 reviews

Kids say

age 14+

Based on 4 reviews

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age 18+

NOTHING LIKE THE BOOK

If you read the book first then skip the movie(s) , they are zero % like the books. The director and writer did not follow either books what so ever.
age 17+

Hauntingly Beautiful Film

This film was a lovely follow on from the first film: Flowers In The Attic. Although the lives of the characters are miserable, every emotion is captured very well within the techniques in the film. Despite the fairly twisted plot which provides much suspense, I must say that I was quite disappointed at the amount of sexual content and how Cathy easily gave herself away to several men. I think that such sexual activity like this should not be performed carelessly as it may teach younger audiences that it is ok to engage in such activities without considering the possible consequences. I suppose this was due to Cathy's upbringing , lack of guidance from a mother and father and a lack of morals that were taught within the family. I found some scenes a little disheartening to watch, such as when Christopher's girlfriend finds out the true nature of Christopher and Cathy's relationship. Not a film to show the young, however a great film overall for young adults.

This title has:

Too much violence
Too much sex

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