The Glass Castle, a film based on the 2005 memoir by Jeannette Walls, takes the viewers on an emotional journal, as they become privy to the impoverished life and unorthodox upbringing of The Walls children. A young Jeanette was portrayed by Ella Anderson. Her older self played by Brie Larson.j The parents aptly played by Woody Harrelson and Naomi Potts, are intelligent, idealistic and completely out of touch with reality. The mother, Rose Mary a former teacher and artist is so obsessed with her painting that she neglects her children Her father Rex, has a dream of building a glass castle to house his family. Despite his good intentions he is emotionally unstable, an alcoholic with a vile temper and an inability to support his family..
This is a movie about the dynamics within this dysfunctional family= especially , the complicated relationship between Jeannette and Rex and the close bonds of the siblings. They help each other and manage to leave the family home.
I have great empathy for Jeannette and I was curious as to what her life is like now.. So i did a google search. I was happy to see that she is married to a journalist, who was instrumental in convincing her to write her story.. Jeannette works as a gossip columnist. They have no children but they own two homes and lead a satisfying life.
I recommend this movie, The acting is superb and the story well told.