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The Glass Castle (2017)

PG-13 | | Biography, Drama | 11 August 2017 (USA)
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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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Cast overview, first billed only:
... Jeannette
... Rex
... Rose Mary
... Young Jeannette
... Youngest Jeannette
... David
... Brian
... Young Brian
... Youngest Brian
... Lori
... Young Lori
... Youngest Lori
... Maureen
... Young Maureen (as Shree Grace Crooks)
... 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

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

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11 August 2017 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

El castillo de cristal  »

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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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Jennifer Lawrence was attached to star and produce the movie for a long period of time but dropped out. Brie Larson was cast in the lead role after Lawrence dropped out. 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: You did all this for me?
Rex: Since when is it wrong for a father to take care of his little girl?
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Written and Performed by Joel P. West (as Joel P West)
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Should have been so much more GRIPPING!
11 August 2017 | by See all my reviews

First off, I have never read the book the film is based on and had no real understanding of what I was about to watch. But I decided to go to the theater today and give it shot. I had recently watched "short term 12" also directed be Destin Daniel Cretton. Since he was on my radar I noticed "The glass castle" was just being released so I figured why not see it but unfortunately it didn't really feel like a valuable use of my time.

Like previous reviewers have said this film is not nearly as effective as a movie like "captain fantastic" in depicting a unconventional family. All in all it just feels very dry and pointless, in a strange way. I can't recommend this one. Really wanted to like it.


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