Rent The Glass Castle (2017)

3.2 of 5 from 229 ratings
2h 2min
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Synopsis:
Chronicling the adventures of an eccentric, resilient and tight-knit family, 'The Glass Castle' is a remarkable story of unconditional love. Oscar winner Brie Larson brings Jeannette Walls's best-selling memoir to life as a young woman who, influenced by the joyfully wild nature of her deeply dysfunctional father (Woody Harrelson), found the fiery determination to carve out a successful life on her own terms.
Actors:
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Directors:
Producers:
Ken Kao, Gil Netter
Writers:
Destin Daniel Cretton, Andrew Lanham, Jeannette Walls
Studio:
Lionsgate Films
Genres:
Children & Family, Drama
BBFC:
Release Date:
05/02/2018
Run Time:
122 minutes
Languages:
English, English Audio Description
Subtitles:
English Hard of Hearing
DVD Regions:
Region 2
Formats:
Pal
Aspect Ratio:
Widescreen 2.40:1
Colour:
Colour
Bonus:
  • A Conversation with Jeannette Walls
  • Deleted Scenes
  • Making of "Summer Storm" by Joel P. West
  • Scoring 'The Glass Castle'
  • 'The Glass Castle': Memoir to Movie

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Reviews (2) of The Glass Castle

Powerful stuff - The Glass Castle review by JG

Spoiler Alert
17/03/2018

An amazing film that tracks backwards and forwards into the past and future to tell the tale of a dysfunctional family spearheaded by a father (acted by Woody Harrelson) ) who can be deeply committed to the family one day and a brutal, drunken bully the next.

Films based on truth tend to resonate with a tight and emotional grip, yep it’s a well known fact. The Glass Castle easily achieves this accolade. What’s so gripping is how this real mental brute of a father can suddenly flip his personality, and say and do things that instantly transforms him into a man of believable vision and compassion.

The kids fight back, especially the fathers favourite (acted by Brie Larson). These are kids under pressures most of us can only imagine. How a family stands united faced with adversity. The story rolls and bucks with great acting and directing. Powerful stuff. If you haven’t already done so, add it to your list.

2 out of 2 members found this review helpful.

Sentimental Tosh - The Glass Castle review by JD

Spoiler Alert
27/02/2018

I felt I was being manipulated by the undercurrents of this movie. On the surface we are asked to fall for the “close knit, salt of the earth, American family”.

BUT,

.....the left wing view that it is acceptable to let your children go hungry while your Dad gets drunk and smokes ?

......The Grandmother molests your younger brother ?

.......it’s ok to hit your kids ?

No no no, the only redeeming feature was to meet the “real” Jeanette at the end of the movie and in the extras, who seems wonderfully well adjusted !

Brie Larson and Naomi’s Watts are very good, Woody Harrelson so-so as the bully of a Father.

Sorry, it may be a best selling book, but I was not impressed by the tone of the movie at all.

0 out of 1 members found this review helpful.

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