MOVIEmeter
SEE RANK
Down 997 this week

The Glass Menagerie (1987)

7.2
Your rating:
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 -/10 X  
Ratings: 7.2/10 from 1,490 users  
Reviews: 21 user | 17 critic

A son longs to escape from his stifling home, where his genteel mother worries about the future prospects of his lame, shy sister.

Director:

Writer:

(play)
0Check in
0Share...

User Lists

Related lists from IMDb users

a list of 45 titles
created 25 Mar 2011
 
a list of 1917 titles
created 16 Sep 2012
 
list image
a list of 46 titles
created 30 Nov 2012
 
a list of 37 titles
created 25 Jan 2013
 
a list of 35 titles
created 27 Oct 2013
 

Related Items

Connect with IMDb


Share this Rating

Title: The Glass Menagerie (1987)

The Glass Menagerie (1987) on IMDb 7.2/10

Want to share IMDb's rating on your own site? Use the HTML below.

Take The Quiz!

Test your knowledge of The Glass Menagerie.
Nominated for 1 Golden Globe. Another 1 win & 5 nominations. See more awards »
Learn more

People who liked this also liked... 

Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.5/10 X  

From the Pullizer Prize winning play by Paul Zindel, this is the story of Beatrice Hunsdorfer and her daughters, Ruth and Matilda. A middle-aged widowed eccentric, Beatrice is looking for ... See full summary »

Director: Paul Newman
Stars: Joanne Woodward, Nell Potts, Roberta Wallach
Harry & Son (1984)
Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.8/10 X  

Harry Keach has been widowed for two years and works as a demolition crane operator on a demolition crew.

Director: Paul Newman
Stars: Paul Newman, Robby Benson, Ellen Barkin
Certificate: GP Drama | Action | Adventure
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7/10 X  

A family of fiercely independent Oregon loggers struggle to keep the family business alive amidst changing times.

Director: Paul Newman
Stars: Paul Newman, Henry Fonda, Lee Remick
Eleni (1985)
Drama | War
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.8/10 X  

Nick is a writer in New York when he gets posted to a bureau in Greece. He has waited 30 years for this. He wants to know why his mother was killed in the civil war years earlier. In a ... See full summary »

Director: Peter Yates
Stars: Kate Nelligan, John Malkovich, Linda Hunt
Crime | Comedy | Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.6/10 X  

This story is about a ne'er do well and his girlfriend search for a thief.

Director: Michael Lindsay-Hogg
Stars: John Malkovich, Andie MacDowell, Lolita Davidovich
Action | Crime | Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.6/10 X  

Two brothers who are forced off their farm in the debt stricken mid-west become folk heroes when they begin robbing the banks that have been foreclosing on farmers.

Director: Gary Sinise
Stars: Richard Gere, Penelope Ann Miller, Brian Dennehy
Comedy | Romance | Sci-Fi
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.3/10 X  

A reclusive scientist builds a robot that looks exactly like him to go on a long term space mission. Since the scientist seems to lack all human emotion he is unable to program them into ... See full summary »

Director: Susan Seidelman
Stars: John Malkovich, Ann Magnuson, Glenne Headly
Queens Logic (1991)
Comedy | Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.9/10 X  

When childhood friends Al, Dennis and Eliot get together for Ray's wedding, which may or may not happen, they end up on a roller-coaster ride through reality. During one tumultuous, crazy ... See full summary »

Director: Steve Rash
Stars: Kevin Bacon, Linda Fiorentino, John Malkovich
The Convent (1995)
Drama | Mystery
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.9/10 X  

The journey of Michael Padovic, an American professor who arrives with his wife, Helene, at a Portuguese convent where he expects to find the documents needed to prove his theory: ... See full summary »

Director: Manoel de Oliveira
Stars: Catherine Deneuve, John Malkovich, Luís Miguel Cintra
The Glass Menagerie (TV Movie 1977)
Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 -/10 X  
Stars: Beyhan Saran, Isik Yenersu, Çetin Tekindor
Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.2/10 X  
Director: Michael Elliott
Stars: Shirley Booth, Pat Hingle, Hal Holbrook
The Shadow Box (TV Movie 1980)
Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.6/10 X  
Director: Paul Newman
Stars: Joanne Woodward, Christopher Plummer, Valerie Harper
Edit

Cast

Complete credited cast:
...
...
...
...
Edit

Storyline

A son longs to escape from his stifling home, where his genteel mother worries about the future prospects of his lame, shy sister.

Plot Summary | Add Synopsis

Genres:

Drama

Certificate:

PG | See all certifications »
Edit

Details

Country:

Language:

Release Date:

15 January 1988 (Denmark)  »

Also Known As:

El zoo de cristal  »

Box Office

Gross:

$895,904 (USA)
 »

Company Credits

Production Co:

 »
Show detailed on  »

Technical Specs

Runtime:

Sound Mix:

Color:

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
See  »
Edit

Did You Know?

Trivia

The original Broadway stage play "The Glass Menagerie" opened at the Playhouse Theatre on Mar 31, 1945 and ran for 563 performances. See more »

Goofs

As Tom is speaking with Laura in one scene, every time the camera is focused on her, his arms are at his sides in the background. When the camera focuses on him, his arms are crossed. This switches back and forth for an entire scene. See more »

Quotes

Tom Wingfield: Oh, I could tell you things to make you sleepless! My enemies plan to dynamite this place. They're going to blow us all sky-high some night! And will I be glad, will I be happy, and so will you be! And you'll go up, up, up! over Blue Mountain on a broomstick, with your seventeen gentlemen callers! You ugly, babbling old witch!
See more »

Connections

Version of Lasinen eläintarha (1973) See more »

Frequently Asked Questions

This FAQ is empty. Add the first question.

User Reviews

 
Deeply moving--tops all previous film versions.
11 April 2006 | by See all my reviews

The depth of feeling manifested in the acting on display here easily trumps both the (wildly miscast)Gertrude Lawrence and the (vastly overrated) Katherine Hepburn versions of this celebrated play.

Though everyone involved (on both sides of the camera) does a first rate job, special accolades are due to Joanne Woodward, who is perhaps the first actress to really understand Amanda, since the role's originator--Laurette Taylor.

The pathos in Miss Woodward's delineation of the character is almost unbearable on some occasions, as in the famous jonquil soliloquy, in which she conveys, with hushed voice and beatific eyes, a sentimental recollection for lost time (and lost love) that is not only wholly personally convincing, but also manages to imprint her sentiment onto the audience with all the deja vu of Proust's madeleine.

Her Amanda is never less than fully persuasive.

And Mr. Malkovitch, in his final address to the camera, ("blow out your candles Laura") achieves effects of the same high order, with emotions so confiding, intimate, and genuine that he leaves viewers of any sensitivity as heartbroken as he is.

All told a devastating achievement not to be missed by admirers of Mr. Williams.


4 of 6 people found this review helpful.  Was this review helpful to you?

Message Boards

Recent Posts
looking for DVD news shadowhillway
Remake? MovieMagicMaker3
From Gordon to Wingfield. abzurd
Aspect ratio wtmack
Songs for each character? AlexaRae
Joanne Woodward is the definitive Amanda TerryLSneed
Discuss The Glass Menagerie (1987) on the IMDb message boards »

Contribute to This Page