Runtime: 127 minutes
Rated 14A: coarse language, sexual situations
Directed by Destin Daniel Cretton
Starring: Brie Larson, Woody Harrelson, Naomi Watts
Synopsis: Chronicling the adventures of an eccentric, resilient and tight-knit family, The Glass Castle is a remarkable story of unconditional love. Oscar winner Brie Larson brings Jeannette Walls’s best-selling memoir to life as a young woman who, influenced by the joyfully wild nature of her deeply dysfunctional father (Woody Harrelson), found the fiery determination to carve out a successful life on her own terms.
The movie may hit home for anyone who has ever wondered how much of our identity is shaped by nature, vs. nurture. -Washington Post
It’s the rare star-driven crowd pleaser smart enough to present more than one idea on-screen at a time, a paean to but also warning against cussedness that manages to exhibit some of its own. -Village Voice