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The movie Flowers in the Attic is based on the on the best selling book of the same name by VC Andrews The story begins with a happy close-knit family of four a bread-winning father a happy housewife Corrine and four children--Cathy Christopher the twins Corey and Carrie They seemed like the perfect family until the father dies in a terrible car crash on his birthday while the family waits to surprise him at home Cathy the eldest daughter narrates the story Flowers in the Attic After selling everything they own to survive the mother Corrine decides to return home to her rich mothers house Corrine was disinherited a long time before for marrying her cousin Corrine planned to return home to win back her fathers love and once again become heir to his fortune However to do so she had to hide her kids from her dying father So Corrine warns them that their grandfather must never know of their existence or all will be lost The kids soon learn why they have never met their grandmother Within minutes of being in the mansion--Fox Worth Hall their grandmother began telling them what to do in a very threatening way She quickly locked them away in a tiny room with only two beds and established very strict rules they had to live by They had to always be fully dressed They could never open the drapes even just to peek out They always had to keep their room clean and never be idle They had to study for five hours a day and learn one quote from the bible every day Additionally they were to avoid looking at members of the opposite sex unless absolutely necessary and had to stand at attention when she entered the room The dominating grandmother always dressed in black and carried a bible wherever she went She gave Corrine seventeen lashes for living in sin with here cousin one for
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