The Glass Castle Review

Last Updated on January 29, 2024 by ellen

Have you seen The Glass Castle yet? I’m a huge fan of Woody Harrelson movies so when I found out he was starring in this film, I added it to my must-watch list.

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The Glass Castle on Blu-Ray DVD and Digital HDThe Glass Castle

Based on the best-selling memoir written by Jeannette Walls, Oscar® winner Brie Larson (2015, Best Actress, Room) and Oscar® Nominee Woody Harrelson (2009, Best Supporting Actor, The Messenger) star in The Glass Castle, arriving on Digital HD October 24 and Blu-ray (plus Digital HD), DVD and On Demand November 7 from Lionsgate.

Hailed as one of the must-see movies of 2017 (Vanity Fair), The Glass Castle chronicles the adventures of a young girl growing up in a dysfunctional family of nonconformist nomads. From the producer of The Shack and The Blind Side, the film also stars Oscar® Nominee Naomi Watts (2012, Best Actress, The Impossible) and Golden Globe® Nominee Max Greenfield (2013, Best Supporting Actor“ Television, New Girl.

Chronicling the adventures of an eccentric, resilient and tight-knit family, The Glass Castle is a remarkable story of unconditional love. Larson brings Jeannette Walls best-selling memoir to life as a young woman who, influenced by the joyfully wild nature of her deeply dysfunctional father (Harrelson), found the fiery determination to carve out a successful life on her own terms.

Directed by Destin Daniel Cretton (Short Term 12) and written for the screen by Cretton & Andrew Lanham, The Glass Castle features all-new bonus content including a behind-the-scenes featurette and deleted scenes, and will be available on Blu-ray and DVD for the suggested retail price of $39.99 and $29.95, respectively.

My thoughts:

The Glass Castle is a look back on Jeannette’s life from her childhood. Her parents led a rather unconventional life, moving from place to place. Her father was an alcoholic who couldn’t hold down a job and her mother was an artist. Neither of them were very good parents and seemed to be more interested in chasing after their dreams than actually being good role models. Despite this, Jeannette manages to grow up and become a successful writer even though it’s clear she struggles with her past at times.

While I would say that the movie had a happy ending, there were definitely times during her childhood that were very upsetting and disturbing. Watching any child have to live that type of life was at times heartbreaking. I do feel the movie was very realistic and had a relatively happy ending which is always a good thing. If you enjoy dramas, you’ll want to watch The Glass Castle today. Buy it now.

The Glass Castle on Blu-Ray DVD and Digital HD

I also received this very cool paint by number of a scene from the movie. I cannot wait to see how it turns out!

You may also like The Shack.

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