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Glass House: The Good Mother (2006)

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One year after losing their son David, Eve Goode and her husband Raymond Goode adopt the orphan Ethan Snow (and his teenager sister Abby Snow and bring them to their mansion nearby a lake. ... See full summary »



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One year after losing their son David, Eve Goode and her husband Raymond Goode adopt the orphan Ethan Snow (and his teenager sister Abby Snow and bring them to their mansion nearby a lake. Abby faces difficulties of adaptation in her new home, and she confronts Eve, who proves to be deranged and unstable. When Ethan gets sick, Abby tries to contact their friend, detective Ben Koch, and she realizes that her brother and she are trapped in the house. Written by Claudio Carvalho, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil

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A mother's love is unconditional. See more »

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Rated R for some violence, terrorizing situations involving children, and language | See all certifications »

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3 October 2006 (USA)  »

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Glass Houses: The Good Mother  »

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1.85 : 1
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Joel Gretsch had to be persuaded into taking his shirt off in the sex scene as he felt that his body wasn't in good enough shape. (As can be seen by his excellent physique in the final edit, Gretsch needn't have worried.) See more »


When Abby is sitting on the stairs after the nighttime needle thing Eve tells her that she's been asleep for three days. Abby immediately freaks out silently and looks down at the area where the needle was injected - on the right arm, the needle (both times) was injected on the left. See more »


[first lines]
Raymond Goode: [holding up a fish] Look what I caught.
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References The Stepford Wives (1975) See more »


So It Goes
Music by Steven Gutheinz
Published by Gutheinz Music
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Damned scary, stellar cast & BEAUTIFUL photography
20 October 2006 | by (Japan) – See all my reviews

Having lived with an abusive stepparent, this hit the nail bang on the head. DAMNED scary. Soundtrack was nice, acting superb all around, and the photography lush and brilliantly planned.

Actually, I'd rate this as an 8.5, because the enabling stepfather was just a little TOO accommodating, although the writing is otherwise well-crafted. The reason I gave this a ten is to offset the overly biased previous postings which don't give this movie its due. The visuals are truly stunning, the sets gorgeous, and the camera-work clever and innovative.

Oh, and the actresses are unbelievably beautiful. The "stepmother" is a latter-day Ali McGraw, and it's testament to her talent that she can go from dazzlingly, breathtakingly sexy to skin-crawlingly scary within a matter of seconds.

The "stepdaughter" is also great, absolutely believable and so pretty and vulnerable you know she's going to be a major heartbreaker as she matures.

Don't listen to the negative voices. Judge for yourself. A solid, high-tension, superbly-crafted thriller.

(And no, I have no connection whatsoever to anyone involved.)

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