The Glass Castle

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.

About epsnider

EP Snider’s dream came to fruition when she published a book at age 69. She continues to share her thoughts and stories with a humorous twist on Wordpress and Facebook.
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2 Responses to The Glass Castle

  1. I liked the book – I guess everyone does. It is very popular.


  2. epsnider says:

    I also read the book a long time ago. I can’t remember everything in the book but I think the movie was close to the book.


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