The Glass Castle is a coming-of-age tale which could go either way – the trailer starts off fine, but then gets all schmaltzy towards the end. It’s centred around a young girl in a dysfunctional family of nonconformist nomads, with a mother, Rose Mary Walls (Naomi Watts), who’s an eccentric artist and an alcoholic father (Woody Harrelson) who would stir the children’s imagination with hope as a distraction to their poverty.
Constantly on the run from the FBI, their father, Rex, distracts the girl with magical stories to keep her minds off the family’s dire state, and their 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.
The Glass Castle is released in the US on August 11th, but in the UK, we have to wait until October 6th.
Director: Destin Cretton
Writers: Destin Cretton, Andrew Lanham, Jeannette Walls
Also stars: Brie Larson, Sarah Snook, Max Greenfield, Iain Armitage
Check out the trailer below and click on the poster for the full-size image.
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