The Glass Castle

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The Glass Castle
A young girl is raised in a dysfunctional family constantly on the run from the FBI. Living in poverty, she comes of age guided by her drunkard, ingenious father who distracts her with magical stories to keep her mind off the family’s dire state, and her selfish, nonconformist mother who has no intention of raising a family, along with her younger brother and sister, and her other older sister. Together, they fend for each other as they mature in an unorthodox journey that is their family life.

127 minutes.
No persons under 13 (Language, Violence, Drug abuse).
Biographical, Drama, On the art circuit

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Credits

Cast
Brie Larson, Woody Harrelson, Naomi Watts, Ella Anderson, Chandler Head, Max Greenfield
Director
Destin Daniel Cretton
ScreenplayDestin Daniel Cretton, Andrew Lanham, from the book by Jeannette Walls
MusicJoel P. West
CinematographyBrett Pawlak
EditingNat Sanders
SoundtrackAvailable
Made in2017
Produced byLionsgate, Netter Productions

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Film and Publications Board (FPB) Report (SA)

GenreDrama
LanguageModerate, fairly infrequent
NudityNone
SexNone
ViolenceModerate impact, fairly frequent
PrejudiceNone
BlasphemyNone
Drug abuseNone (sic)
CommentsContains scenes of sexual violence.
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USA MPAA rating

PG-13: Parents Strongly CautionedRated PG-13 for mature thematic content involving family dysfunction, and for some language and smoking
Runtime127
USA version is usually but not always the same as South African release. Versions released on streaming or DVD, Blu-ray or Video may also differ.

ScreenIt Report (USA)

Sex / Nudity
4
Violence
3
Blood / Gore / Gross
4
Guns / Weapons
1
Profanity
4
Alcohol / Drugs
5
Smoking
5
Disrespectful / Bad Attitude
5
Imitative Behaviour
4
Frightening / Tense Scenes
4
Jump Scenes
2
Tense Family Scenes
5
Music (Scary/Tense)
1
Music (Inappropriate)
0
Topics to talk about
5

CommonSenseMedia Report (USA)

Suggested age limit
14 +
Positive messages
1
Positive role models
3
Violence
3
Sex
2
Language
3
Consumerism
0
Drinking, drugs, smoking
4

Ratings

Scale (Max)20

What the Critics say

Cape Argus / The Star
Jamal-Dean Grootboom quote iconFragile life in glass castle.
10
Die Burger
Karla Janse van Vuuren quote iconKomplekse gesinsverhoudings roerend uitgebeeld.
10
24.com
Mark Kennedy quote iconThe Glass Castle is steeped in crazy love, but love nonetheless.
10
ScreenIt
Jim Judy quote iconWhile I was never bored, I was never as fully engaged as I likely should and could have been.
11
Metacritic.com
39 critics
11
Rottentomatoes critics
99 critics
12
Rottentomatoes tomatometer
Tomatometer quote icon The Glass Castle has an affecting real-life story and a hard-working cast in its corner, but they aren’t enough to outweigh a fundamentally misguided approach to the material.
10
Movie Review Query Engine
MRQE critics quote icon
12
CommonSenseMedia
Staff evaluation quote iconStrong acting, intense themes in emotional book-based drama.
10

What the People say

Metacritic.com users
19 users
12
Rottentomatoes users
5848 users
15
IMDB
1107 Netizens quote iconA Roller-coaster Experience in More Ways Than One
14
The Movie DB
Community
6

Average .. 55%

11

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