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Glass House: The Good Mother (2006)

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Young siblings Abby and Ethan are adopted by outwardly perfect parents Eve and Raymond Goode, only to find that that their new guardian's remote mansion is far from the idyllic abode that it initially appears to be.

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Steve Antin

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Brett Merryman, Wesley Strick (characters)
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Cast

Cast overview:
Angie Harmon ... Eve Goode
Joel Gretsch ... Raymond Goode
Jordan Danger ... Abby Snow (as Jordan Hinson)
Bobby Coleman ... Ethan Snow
Jason London ... Ben Koch
Tasha Smith ... Caseworker
Tim Cooney Tim Cooney ... Policeman
Adam Tomei Adam Tomei ... Security Technician
Robert Merrill ... Paramedic
Cyia Batten ... Diane (as Cya Batten)
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Young siblings Abby and Ethan are adopted by outwardly perfect parents Eve and Raymond Goode, only to find that that their new guardian's remote mansion is far from the idyllic abode that it initially appears to be.

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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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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

3 October 2006 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Glass Houses: The Good Mother See more »

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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 »

Goofs

When Ben calls the house to check if Eve is actually there, and shortly after, as he approaches the house, he is wearing a watch on his wrist. When he discovers Raymond unconscious in the garage, a clear shot of Ben's arms shows that he is no longer wearing the watch. See more »

Quotes

[first lines]
Raymond Goode: [holding up a fish] Look what I caught.
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References Mommie Dearest (1981) See more »

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La Traviata Addio Del Passato
Written by Giuseppe Verdi
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Glass House: The Bad Movie
4 August 2008 | by anxietyresisterSee all my reviews

In this sequel to the mediocre original, another teenage girl and young boy get adopted by a creepy couple after their parents pass away. At first, their new life seems idyllic, but as in the first film, things aren't always as they seem, and there are a few skeletons busting to come out of the closet.

Okay, for a start the main problem here is there is not a sympathetic character in the film. Mom is a psycho, Dad is a doormat, Abby (the girl) is a total biatch and the young lad has so few scenes we barely know what to think of him. Also, from the beginning it's pretty obvious that everything about this place spells *CREEPY* and yet, it takes Abby more than an hour of the movie to bother doing anything about it. That's after her foster mother purposely leaves broken glass in the sink for her to cut herself with, drugs her with tranquilisers so she spends days at a time in her room and forbids her to leave the house or speak to anyone on the phone. Even when her brother falls MYSTERIOUSLY ILL with 'food poisoning' and crazy mom won't take him to the hospital, she still doesn't twig. Fortunately, there's a convenient bedroom full of evidence of her past crimes and... Oh, wait, I'm getting ahead of myself here. If you're going to watch it, I suppose you want to discover the 'surprises' all by yourself. Lucky you.

The acting all round ranges from average to deplorable (especially in the later sections when things get REALLY over the top), there isn't an unpredictable plot twist in the script and most of the occurrences happened in the original, anyway. So why not do yourself a favour, see The Glass House again instead? Save yourself a rental fee. Or better yet, why not just dump both movies and go watch something classic from that Master Of Suspense himself, Sir Alfred Hitchcock? I recommend North By Northwest or The Birds. No, they weren't made this century, but I tell you what.. they beat ten shades of poo out of today's so-called thrillers. Exhibit A: this film. Life is short, after all.. 3/10


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