The Glass Castle

2017
7.1| 2h7m| PG-13| en
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A young girl is raised in a dysfunctional family constantly on the run from the FBI. Living in poverty, she comes of age guided by her drunkard, ingenious father who distracts her with magical stories to keep her mind off the family's dire state, and her selfish, nonconformist mother who has no intention of raising a family, along with her younger brother and sister, and her other older sister. Together, they fend for each other as they mature in an unorthodox journey that is their family life.

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Perry Kate Very very predictable, including the post credit scene !!!
Artivels Undescribable Perfection
Precisett This movie is magnificent!
Senteur As somebody who had not heard any of this before, it became a curious phenomenon to sit and watch a film and slowly have the realities begin to click into place.
camjam1987 The power and bond of family can be unbreakable! Enjoyed the heart and emotion of this movie. Excellent acting by Ella Anderson as young Jeanette.
eric262003 The Glass Castle" based on actual events is based off the the best-selling memoir Jeanette Walls and about her unusual and unorthodox upbringing by her parents (Woody Harrelson and Naomi Watts). Rex and Rose Mary Walls were a fiercely nomadic married couple of four children, three daughters and a son. Though the family's life is built around freedom of convention, regulations and materialism around the house, they're dependent on striving towards their own individual endeavours which includes to appreciate learning, love of nature, for exploring the facets of life and for living in utopia like pipe dreams.That might sound good on paper, but in the real world, there's a cornucopia of drawbacks for this kind of free-thinking environment they live in. The family is constantly migrating from one home to another making them feel alienated by people around them. Their schooling is no properly fundamental, sure they're home-schooled, but not under educational restrictions. Even food, shelter, heating, air conditioning is very scarce to total deprivation. To make matters worse, Rex is a chronic inebriate with a temper to match which is the perfect catalyst for empathy over ideology. His idea of education is through living and everything else is bull, contrary to the "swim or sink" lessons we've learned in school. In spite of being an alcoholic and a dreamer, he is quite naturally intelligent with a gift of engineering. However, his ideological beliefs and carefree demeanour counterbalances between being unmotivated and depressed and his inner manifestations leads him to drink. For Rose Mary her ambitions is to be an artist, her real work embellishes the film. Her dreams are there, but her drive is absent and her reality check comes into play as she neglects to the people who need her the most.Like youth, adults can build their lifestyles off of dreams, even settling in a condemned home that's deprived of indoor plumbing labeled as the metaphoric "glass castle" (hence the title). Sure it seems exciting that the children live in a world in which they are free to be themselves, only drawback is the societal norms and reality does come by and that the parents need to at times get their heads out of those clouds. It comes to point where the kids need to be self taught if their parents won't provide the nurture for them. Sure it's all right to dream, but if it becomes more a part of your life it becomes more self-serving and careless to the breaking point that Rex and Rose Mary might be unfit to raise their children.Under the direction of Destin Daniel Cretton he directed a brilliant nuanced story complimented by an ensemble of well-versed performances. Along with veteran performers like Woody Harrelson and Naomi Watts, Brie Larson is showing that super stardom is inches away. She's shown her acting in chops in her Oscar winning performance in "Room" and here as Jeanette she's turning in one great performance after another. The other actors who play their kids from different ages were wonderful too especially provocative was Ella Anderson who played Jeanette at the age of 11. And yes like all family themed stories, "The Glass Castle" has its moments of laughter, tears, fear and tragedy along with the more material moments that are light, dark, high, low, triumph and failure.And sure the characters had their imperfections, but who doesn't? Sure dreamers understand other dreamers, but Rex makes his dreaming more complex being that his ambitions should have been put to help instead it hurt the people around him. Aside from the movie there features various extras that you might enjoy including nine deleted scenes, a half-hour feature an intriguing interview with the real Jeanette Walls and a great behind the scenes footage of the song "Summer Sonf" by Rex Walls.
Alle Meije Wink There is no nice way to put it. The film doesn't do the book justice.The book manages to convince us that Jeanette can understand how badly her parents looked after their children and still love them. The film fails to do that, which results in a review of traumatic childhood experiences.Other reviews suggest that this is because there is too much to fit in the 2 hours of film. The problem of the film is that too much has been put in, and all the childhood stories are shown as short flashbacks. But the lack of time, and the loss of chronological ordering, make it impossible to see the strong theme in the book: that somehow the children manage to deal with their hardships and turn them into something positive. The power in the childhood stories for me was that Jeanette managed to be in control in the end, and that effect was missing in the film flashbacks for lack of time. It would have been better to select fewer stories and then fully develop them. Read the book first, without it the film does not make sense.
farshad-vfx The Glass Castle film is a defensible effect among the weak effects of its surroundings. A good camera with good director and a contemplative screenplay from the glass castle produced a great effect. Character characterization of the character of the girl as a hyacinth of resistance was a proper characterization The children remained as a brigade and did not come along with the footage, remained dumb in the offensive, and did not have the courage to say that this is a positive one! In general, the glass Castle of the film is defensible and should be seen