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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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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.

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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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$4,678,548 (USA) (13 August 2017)

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$9,705,840 (USA) (20 August 2017)
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Mark Ruffalo and Claire Danes were previously attached as Rex and Rose Walls. See more »

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Referenced in Midnight Screenings: Tulip Fever (2017) See more »

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Should have been so much more GRIPPING!
11 August 2017 | by (United States) – 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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