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The Glass Castle (2017)

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A young girl comes of age in a dysfunctional family of nonconformist nomads with a mother who's an eccentric artist and an alcoholic father who would stir the children's imagination with hope as a distraction to their poverty.

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Destin Daniel Cretton (screenplay by), Andrew Lanham (screenplay by) | 1 more credit »
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Brie Larson ... Jeannette
Woody Harrelson ... Rex
Naomi Watts ... Rose Mary
Ella Anderson ... Young Jeannette
Chandler Head ... Youngest Jeannette
Max Greenfield ... David
Josh Caras ... Brian
Charlie Shotwell ... Young Brian
Iain Armitage ... Youngest Brian
Sarah Snook ... Lori
Sadie Sink ... Young Lori
Olivia Kate Rice ... Youngest Lori
Brigette Lundy-Paine ... Maureen
Shree Crooks ... Young Maureen (as Shree Grace Crooks)
Eden Grace Redfield ... Youngest Maureen
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A young girl comes of age in a dysfunctional family of nonconformist nomads with a mother who's an eccentric artist and an alcoholic father who would stir the children's imagination with hope as a distraction to their poverty.

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Home goes wherever we go. See more »

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Biography | Drama

Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated PG-13 for mature thematic content involving family dysfunction, and for some language and smoking | See all certifications »

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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

11 August 2017 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

El castillo de cristal See more »

Filming Locations:

Welch, West Virginia, USA

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Box Office

Opening Weekend USA:

$4,678,548, 13 August 2017, Wide Release

Gross USA:

$17,273,059, 12 October 2017

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$9,764,032, 20 August 2017
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Dolby Atmos | Dolby Digital

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Color

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2.35 : 1
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Trivia

Shree Crooks and Charlie Shotwell appeared in Captain Fantastic (2016). See more »

Goofs

When Rex and Jeannette are looking at the stars in the middle of the night, she chooses one and he says it is Venus. Not possible because Venus is only seen in the early morning in the east, or early evening in the west. See more »

Quotes

Jeannette: I feel so... fortunate.
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Referenced in Midnight Screenings: Tulip Fever (2017) See more »

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My Wild Irish Rose
Written by Chauncey Olcott
Performed by Mario Lanza
Courtesy of Sony Classical
By arrangement with Sony Music Licensing
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Bad adaptation of a fantastic book
13 August 2017 | by loveminuszero000See all my reviews

I read the book just a few weeks before the movie came out so it was still fresh in my mind when I went to see this film. Woody Harrelson was superb as always but the movie really glossed over his character. There was no depth to the movie at all and at times it felt ridiculous and insulting to watch the Hollywood portrayal of these characters, particularly with Naomi Watts. Naomi's make-up and wardrobe were horribly contrived and her acting wasn't much better. She was a bad choice for Rose Mary. The movie changed the order and places of events, skipped about half the book, and threw some important parts in at awkward times just to get them in the movie. They also just plain made stuff up, particularly with the ending.

The movie lost the emotional punch of the book because they omitted everything that was difficult and meaningful. I didn't care about any of the characters and I was so frustrated and bored that I actually got up and left the theater for a few minutes. It was a sugar-coated, feel good mess. My advice, if this plot seems interesting to you, is to read the book and skip the movie. You'll thank me later.


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