V.C. Andrews' Pearl in the Mist (TV Movie 2021)

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V.C. Andrews’ Pearl in the Mist: Directed by David Bercovici-Artieda. With Gil Bellows, Richard Harmon, Marilu Henner, Darien Martin. Based on the second book, Pearl in the Mist finds Ruby still struggling to find true happiness, after a year of living at her father’s lavish mansion. When Ruby and her twin Giselle (Karina Banno) are sent away to an exclusive all-girls boarding school, Ruby is hopeful for a new start with her sister. But when Ruby is once again shamed for her backwater upbringing, and her cruel Headmistress, Mrs. Ironwood (Henner), along with her stepmother Daphne (Bell) and Giselle continues to plot against her, Ruby must endure torturous punishments and public humiliation. Ruby holds out hope and continues to dream of a better future until tragedy leaves her alone in a world of deceits.

“As a VC Andrews reader, Iu0026#39;ve seen the Lifetime adaptations of the books. You have to go in with low expectations of a true adaptation.u003cbr/u003eu003cbr/u003eThis movie was OK. I think the best so far are Ruby and All That Glitters. Pearl in the Mist is a good u0026quot;filleru0026quot; movie meaning itu0026#39;s watchable. It has the same problem as the others in that it goes from scene to scene, event to event, in almost a whiplash kind of way. Youu0026#39;re really just watching plot points happen versus a soapy dramatic family saga. If that makes sense.u003cbr/u003eu003cbr/u003eHowever, as Iu0026#39;ve said in my reviews of the other movies, the twins are good. Good on Lifetime for using real sisters (unlike in A Sisteru0026#39;s Secret) and both play their parts well. I find most of the characters are well acted. Loved seeing Marilu Henner in this.u003cbr/u003eu003cbr/u003eItu0026#39;s worth a watch and itu0026#39;s better than most of the movies the network churns out.”


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