When Ruby Baker's parents are killed in a car accident, she and her brother, Rhett, must travel to Malibu, to live with Terrence and Erin Glass, their former neighbors. At first, all seems well. Ruby is making new friends at school and Rhett is getting more video games and flashy toys than he's ever had in his life. When Ruby speaks to her family's estate lawyer, he tells her that her parents have left Rhett and her $4 million. Suddenly, Ruby begins to notice odd behavior from Terry and Erin.Written by
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Premiered in the same weekend as Hardball (2001), also starring Diane Lane. Hard Ball was #1 at the box office and The Glass House #2 that weekend. See more »
In the scene after Ruby runs Terry over with the police car, we see that the police car is a new 2000 model, with fewer than 500 miles on the odometer. After Ruby lets Rhett out of the backseat, the car changes and becomes a 1992-1997 model Crown Victoria. See more »
Scared the living crap out of me!
Meryl Streep, that girl was not.
Who's Meryl Streep?
Oh, Zoe, she's like Katie Holmes to our parents, okay?
So, what's next ladies?
I have to go home.
Yeah, make... make that a that a block from home. I can't have another close encounter with my parents. They think I'm home in bed...
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The first few images of the film appear as if they are made of glass. See more »
The DVD includes two cut scenes from the fim:
After Ruby faints when she finds the cops at her house, she wakes up the next morning thinking her parents' accident was a dream. When she heads downstairs, the neighbors are there to tell her it wasn't. Ruby sits at the table and cries sadly as the camera slowly pans away from her.
Another scene has Ruby and Rhett at the funeral burying their parents' ashes at the cemetary.
Truly awful. "The Glass House" has the air of something that has been sitting on the shelf for a while and is now being "snuck" into theatres. The script has so many holes in it, it could pass for Swiss cheese. The dialogue is pretty cheesy as well. Unfortunately, some very talented people get wasted here. Leelee Sobieski, normally an impressive young talent, plays one note here -- no, not even one note, one-half. Stellan Skarsgaard's American accent impresses, if not his acting, and Diane Lane seems to be in despair. Kathy Baker looks unrecognizable from the leading lady of "Picket Fences," but Trevor Morgan has some nice moments as Sobieski's younger sibling. I'd say "wait for the video" but it won't even be worth it then.
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