January 17, 2014 5:12 PM

‘Flowers in the Attic’ is a sadistic tale without bite

Say what you will about Betty Draper’s gin-soaked parenting on “Mad Men,” she never locked little Sally in the attic. Or made her appear in a mediocre TV movie. But turn on Lifetime and you’ll see Sally Draper, aka 14-year-old Kiernan Shipka, trapped in a basic cable adaptation of a naughty 35-year-old novel.

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