The Glass Castle

Genre:  Drama
Running Time:  127 min.
Release Date: August 11, 2017
DVD: November 7, 2017
Blu-ray: November 7, 2017
Digital: October 24, 2017
Netflix: August 30, 2019

Current rating: Rating: 4.12
based on 82 votes and 33 reviews
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Cast: Brie Larson, Woody Harrelson, Naomi Watts, Max Greenfield, Ella Anderson, Josh Caras, Shree Crooks, Brigette Lundy-Paine, Charlie Shotwell


The Glass Castle tells the story of the Walls family and their nomadic life away from mainstream society. Poverty stricken, the Walls family avoid city living, opting for the simple life in abandoned homes and unpopulated areas.

While Rex (Woody Harrelson) tries to get his family to take to the alternative lifestyle, he must deal with the challenges they face, as well as the fact that not everyone in the family is happy with their situation -- particularly his daughter Jeannette (Brie Larson), who is set on city living.

Based on true events and the memoir of the same name by Jeannette Walls.

Director: Destin Daniel Cretton
Studio: Entertainment One
Producer(s): Gil Netter, Ken Kao
Screenplay: Destin Daniel Cretton, Andrew Lanham
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  • 4 stars "Well, Woody did it again, what I don't understand is why his name is not yet resonating in Hollywood so much as other actors do for Oscar nominations. I am not a movie critic nor expert by any stretch but I think I know good acting when I see it, and Woody in my opinion, has a breath and wealth and such intense wit instill in his characters. When this guy is in a movie, I am not disappointed. That's the bottom line."
  • 4 stars "Very well done and powerful film about the adventures of a nomadic , dysfunctional family with an alcoholic father. A film like this is bound to have some unpleasant scenes which makes it that much more realistic. Also, some very touching and tender moments. Excellent acting. Liked the way it ended and very pleased I saw it. Even more impressive that this film is based on a true story. Will be on my mind for quite some time."
  • 5 stars "Loved it ... had me thinking about it for day!"