The Lost Flowers of Alice Hart – The DVDfever Review – Amazon Prime Video – Sigourney Weaver

The Lost Flowers of Alice Hart

The Lost Flowers of Alice Hart centres around the titular young girl (Alyla Browne), whose parents are expecting a baby, although while she has a loving mother, Agnes (Tilda Cobham-Hervey), it doesn’t take long before we realise that her father, Clem (Charlie Vickers), is the nastiest piece of work imaginable.

There’s a teaser out there from Prime Video which confirms one aspect which I will mention here, in that Alice becomes orphaned, although I won’t say how that comes about. It’s worth mentioning, though, because she goes to live with her grandmother, June (Sigourney WeaverAvatar: The Way Of Water). Yes, how come Ms Weaver is now a grandma? It’s surely been just five minutes since 1979’s Alien?

But given that June has been very distant from everyone in the family for quite some time, is she the most suitable person for her to live with? Well, surely it’s a plus that a young woman with blue hair, Candy (Frankie Adams), was also taken in by June, so Alice has someone else to talk to?

Either way, we have a superb performance from Ms Browne as she tries to deal with the fresh shock of the death of her mother, and which brought me back to losing my own, two years ago.

I’ve only seen the first two episodes so far, but I’m certainly intrigued, and there’s also some great music thrown in, such as Roxy Music’s Let’s Stick Together, and a soft cover version of Metallica’s Nothing Else Matters by Phoebe Bridgers.

I’ve also not watched the whole trailer, because I can see it starts going into scenes from later episodes which I haven’t yet seen, and I don’t want anything to be spoiled. But while the opener is quite slow, it feels comfortably slow and doesn’t feel like it needs to rush through the story at all. With the second episode, though, that does build events nicely – adding in flashbacks and visions for Alice, and I hope the rest is as wholly engaging and powerful as these are, and with all the cast on top form.

UPDATE up to Episode 6 (penultimate):

Spoiler Inside SelectShow

UPDATE Episode 7:

Spoiler Inside SelectShow

Thanks to our friends at Prime Video for the screener prior to broadcast.

The Lost Flowers of Alice Hart is on Prime Video from Friday August 4th. Three episodes are available on day one, with the rest added weekyl.

Trailer posted July 27th 19:00
Updated with spoiler-free review of episode 1: July 31st 15:00
Further updates when the episodes were available to stream.

The Lost Flowers of Alice Hart – Official Trailer – Amazon Prime Video

Running time: 60 minutes per episode (7 episodes)
Release date: August 4th 2023
Studio: Prime Video
Format: 2.39:1

Director: Glendyn Ivin
Creator: Sarah Lambert
Writers: Sarah Lambert, Kirsty Fisher, Kim Wilson
Novel: Holly Ringland

June Hart: Sigourney Weaver
Young Alice Hart: Alyla Browne
Alice Hart: Alycia Debnam-Carey
Sally Morgan: Asher Keddie
Twig: Leah Purcell
John Morgan: Alexander England
Agnes Hart: Tilda Cobham-Hervey
Clem Hart: Charlie Vickers
Candy: Frankie Adams
Boo: Maggie Dence
Myf: Dalara Williams
Rosie: Amy Kersey
Ruby: Shareena Clanton
Lulu: Vivienne Awosoga
Thugger: Michael Gillan
Dylan: Sebastián Zurita
Young Clem: Jack LaTorre
Charlie Morgan: Jeremy Blewitt
Stella: Renee Lim
Aiden: Nelson Baker
May: Bree Bain