The Glass Castle (review)

The Glass Castle (review)
The Glass Castle (review)
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You’ll be disappointed if you’re expecting another free spirit family like CAPTAIN FANTASTIC. This film is about an oddball nomadic family that’s lauded over by an abusive, alcoholic father (Woody Harrelson). Unfortunately, since his character (and performance) aren’t especially sympathetic, it’s hard to feel much empathy. An excellent Brie Larson plays one of the children who has become a successful writer in NYC. The narrative moves between her adult character and the formative events from her difficult youth. Her continued strife with the patriarch keeps dragging this movie into repetitive and unpleasant territory. While everyone is earnest, the drama moves too slowly, revels in dysfunction and never creates much emotional impact. (Criterion Cinemas only)


2 out of 5 stars (2 / 5)


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