The Glass Castle – Movie Review

Official Synopsis:

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.

Review Summary:

The Glass Castle’s story is packed with darkness, but the film mistakenly tries to uplift us at every turn, asking us to smile while we watch a family driven into the dirt. It’s this misunderstanding of tone that betrays the powerful story present in Jeannette Walls’ memoir.

(See the above video review for a more in-depth discussion)

Grade: C-

Directed by: Destin Daniel Cretton

Starring: Brie Larson, Woody Harrelson, Naomi Watts

MPAA Rating: PG-13 for mature thematic content involving family dysfunction, and for some language and smoking

Run Time: 127 min

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