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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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Destin Daniel Cretton (screenplay by), Andrew Lanham (screenplay by) | 1 more credit »
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Brie Larson ... Jeannette
Woody Harrelson ... Rex
Naomi Watts ... Rose Mary
Ella Anderson ... Young Jeannette
Chandler Head ... Youngest Jeannette
Max Greenfield ... David
Josh Caras ... Brian
Charlie Shotwell ... Young Brian
Iain Armitage ... Youngest Brian
Sarah Snook ... Lori
Sadie Sink ... Young Lori
Olivia Kate Rice ... Youngest Lori
Brigette Lundy-Paine ... Maureen
Shree Crooks ... Young Maureen (as Shree Grace Crooks)
Eden Grace Redfield ... Youngest Maureen
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Storyline

A young woman reflects on her unconventional upbringing at the hands of her artsy, nonconformist parents, which sometimes resulted in the family living in poverty. Now engaged to a man who works in finance in New York, she faces criticism from her parents that she's betrayed their values.

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Home goes wherever we go. See more »

Genres:

Biography | Drama

Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated PG-13 for mature thematic content involving family dysfunction, and for some language and smoking | See all certifications »

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Trivia

Brie Larson and Naomi Watts appeared in King Kong-related films. Brie Larson in Kong: Skull Island (2017), and Naomi Watts in King Kong (2005). See more »

Goofs

When Rex and Jeannette are looking at the stars in the middle of the night, she chooses one and he says it is Venus. Not possible because Venus is only seen in the early morning in the east, or early evening in the west. However this works well with Rex's character and perhaps not a goof but intended. Rex made up stuff all the time. See more »

Quotes

Jeannette: Do you think... Erma ever did something to Dad?
Rose Mary: Like what?
Jeannette: Like what she did to Brian.
Rose Mary: You can't think about things like that. It'll make you crazy.
Jeannette: ...
[Meets Rex in a bar]
Jeannette: Dad... I'm sorry about Erma.
Rex: Whenever it's time to go, you go.
Jeannette: I'm not talking about that... "it's impossible to breathe when you're drowning in shit."
Rex: ...You still believe in your old man?
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Cowgirls Groove Too
Written by Bill Gordon and Omar Tavarez
Performed by Bill Gordon Trio
Courtesy of Fervor Records
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Growing up - difficult
3 March 2018 | by kosmaspSee all my reviews

Raising children is not easy. Being a child growing up in an unstable relationship and general instability character wise (parents wise that is), is not easy either. This movie is not easy to watch is what I'm trying to say. But it is rewarding if you are into dramas and really good performances. The lines are blurred between good and bad, and what parenting is about and how or what you should learn from the usually most important people in your life.

Woody Harrelson gives a powerhouse performance, which elevates but is also enhanched through the other great performances. As the saying goes, what doesn't kill you ... So if you like slow moving drama with a distraught time line, this is the one you may like


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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

11 August 2017 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

The Glass Castle See more »

Filming Locations:

Welch, West Virginia, USA See more »

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Box Office

Budget:

$9,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend USA:

$4,678,548, 13 August 2017

Gross USA:

$17,273,059

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$22,088,533
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Dolby Atmos | Dolby Digital

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

2.35 : 1
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