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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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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) (11 August 2017)

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$5,235,288 (USA) (14 August 2017)
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A movie driven by the script, not the plot
13 August 2017 | by See all my reviews

This is a movie based on a woman's memoir and flashes back between the main character's childhood and adult life. There is no bomb that needs to be defused or deranged madman that needs to be stopped. The scary monsters exist within the minds of the complex characters that are built up over the course of the movie. In the end I had a real sense that I understood the characters and what made them flawed and damaged. The film had great character development, great writing, great acting, not corny or cheesy and no sunshine blown up my ass at the end. This is a good, well crafted movie. You just have to understand, this wasn't made by Ridley Scott, there is no super-genetic alien fight scene at the end, the movie has no epic quest to save the universe. It's just the story of a girl's life and her complex relationship with her highly eccentric and ideological father.


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