The Glass Castle

The Glass Castle
  • 2017
  • US
  • 2h 7min
  • 12A
  • Directed by: Destin Daniel Cretton
  • Cast: Brie Larson, Woody Harrelson, Naomi Watts, Ella Anderson, Chandler Head
  • UK release: 6 October 2017

The story of New York author Jeannette Walls (Larson as an adult, Anderson and Head as a child) and her upbringing in her eccentric family with mother Rose Mary (Watts) and alcoholic father Rex (Harrelson). Watts is underused as the vibrant Rose Mary and the cheesy dialogue and platitudes impair what’s otherwise a decent tearjerker.

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The Glass Castle

2 Oct 20173 stars

Jeannette Walls's memoir becomes a schmaltzy but well-acted drama, starring Brie Larson

'I'm an excitement addict!' exclaims Rose Mary Walls (Naomi Watts) as she whisks her kids off on another adventure across America. The mother of New York gossip columnist and author Jeannette Walls (played by Brie Larson as an adult and Ella Anderson…

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