The Glass Castle

The Glass Castle

DVD - 2017
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Chronicling the adventures of an eccentric, resilient and tight-knit family. A remarkable story of unconditional love. A young woman who, influenced by the joyfully wild nature of her deeply dysfunctional father, found the fiery determination to carve out a successful life on her own terms.
Publisher: [Santa Monica, California] : Lionsgate, [2017]
Characteristics: 1 videodisc (127 min.) : sound, color ; 4 3/4 in
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LawyerLady
Jan 17, 2018

Anyone giving negative comments on this film simply didn't understand it. This film doesn't glorify abuse, they just shine a light on it. So many times movies try to lighten the mood by making the characters or situations likable. Woody Harrelson's character never becomes likable, even after his death. what Jeanette and her siblings had to go through is beyond reprehensible and this adaptation of her memoir is right on point.

Excellent acting by the cast all around... the younger ones were just as strong as Naomi, Woody, and Brie. I would highly recommend. Some things are left out from the book, but it still flows well.... you never feel bored.

JCLMargaretO Jan 04, 2018

I doubt anyone could have played the part of the abusive, alcoholic father better than Woody Harrelson. Great cast of actors brought this heartbreaking story to life.

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BeausPerson
Dec 21, 2017

Based on the memoirs of Jeanette Walls. Watch the extras to see the woman that the story is based on. Performances by the children were amazing.

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lisaluyten
Dec 20, 2017

I wonder if the people who love this story don’t know any families that have been destroyed by alcohol or substance abuse. I don’t find that I can forgive any parent that does’t protect their children, or work to feed them. Even if it means giving up your own dream, or leaving an abusive spouse. I disliked the story immensely, and find that it somewhat romanticized the abuses.

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chrisbee55
Dec 20, 2017

I seem to be the only one to disagree with the comments below. The sad part of the story is that the alcoholic father always had money for booze and cigarettes but there was no money for food for the kids or clothes either. I believe that a lot of families can relate to this sad state of affairs In any event I found the acting great and it was a good story.

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profnot
Dec 09, 2017

Disgusting story. Spoiler alert: Yet another movie like Fences in which an abusive father and husband treats his family like dirt and the movie wants us to feel sorry for him. Yuck.

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PHAERTE1
Nov 30, 2017

Goes on and on, ad infinitum. Could have been wrapped up in less than an hour and still been too long and boring. Acting is not that great. Skip this unless you have nothing better to do.

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travelerinspace
Nov 16, 2017

I read The Glass Castle a few years ago and the film did not disappoint. I felt a lot of emotion watching the film, and gladly rate it 5 stars.

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samjenks
Nov 14, 2017

interesting movie about a homeless squatters. Profanity, some violence and drunkenness.

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blumenberg60
Oct 12, 2017

blumenberg60 thinks this title is suitable for All Ages

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