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Mar 15, 2018carolu6555 rated this title 4.5 out of 5 stars
Movie worth watching, it was sad to see the hardships the children grew up with.
Mar 10, 2018steve1111 rated this title 2.5 out of 5 stars
A comment regards books translated to screen - they very rarely compare favourably with the book particularly if produced with the polished good looks of the Hollywood dream machine. Having relieved myself of this I would still recommend…
Mar 07, 2018Judy C Moses rated this title 3 out of 5 stars
A very sanitized version of the (much better) book. I think this movie tries too hard to make the father likeable, and left out all the really horrible things that these kids went through because of his decisions. If a few more had been…
Feb 18, 2018richmole rated this title 3.5 out of 5 stars
My first reaction after finding this blu-ray at the Sardis branch: howcum I've never heard of this movie? I mean, Woody Harrelson and Naomi Watts? And another Oscar-winner, younger Brie Larson (Room, 2015). Lost in the myriad of 2017…
Jan 24, 2018reader7176 rated this title 4.5 out of 5 stars
This kids grew up with a drinker, that placed them in all kinds of danger. The father was abused my his mother and this caused him to failure in life. He failed his children and wife and led his family into dangerous situations. Sexual…
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Jan 24, 2018rudpat rated this title 2.5 out of 5 stars
Terrible how these kids grew up. What the heck was wrong with their mother? Alcoholism and abuse are not pretty subjects.
Jan 20, 2018firefly5 rated this title 3 out of 5 stars
I've read the book, actually it reads like fiction, who would have a life like the book depicts, but it is based on fact! Also saw the movie and now the dvd. I wanted to watch the extras at the end of the movie, I found them interesting.…
Jan 17, 2018LawyerLady rated this title 5 out of 5 stars
Anyone giving negative comments on this film simply didn't understand it. This film doesn't glorify abuse, they just shine a light on it. So many times movies try to lighten the mood by making the characters or situations likable. Woody…
Jan 04, 2018
I doubt anyone could have played the part of the abusive, alcoholic father better than Woody Harrelson. Great cast of actors brought this heartbreaking story to life.
Dec 21, 2017BeausPerson rated this title 4 out of 5 stars
Based on the memoirs of Jeanette Walls. Watch the extras to see the woman that the story is based on. Performances by the children were amazing.
Dec 20, 2017lisaluyten rated this title 0.5 out of 5 stars
I wonder if the people who love this story don’t know any families that have been destroyed by alcohol or substance abuse. I don’t find that I can forgive any parent that does’t protect their children, or work to feed them. Even if it…
Dec 20, 2017
I seem to be the only one to disagree with the comments below. The sad part of the story is that the alcoholic father always had money for booze and cigarettes but there was no money for food for the kids or clothes either. I believe…
Dec 09, 2017
Disgusting story. Spoiler alert: Yet another movie like Fences in which an abusive father and husband treats his family like dirt and the movie wants us to feel sorry for him. Yuck.
Nov 16, 2017travelerinspace rated this title 5 out of 5 stars
I read The Glass Castle a few years ago and the film did not disappoint. I felt a lot of emotion watching the film, and gladly rate it 5 stars.
Nov 14, 2017
interesting movie about a homeless squatters. Profanity, some violence and drunkenness.