The Glass Castle (2017)
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Warning: Contains spoilers and angry words. :)
Dumb, boring cliché-clusterfuck.
I really hate it, when people make melodrama out of serious issues actual people suffer or have suffered from. Reducing actually horrible things to cheap kitsch is just really tasteless to me, I'm sorry.
"He's done a lot of shitty things, but he's had his moments." Moments, you say? Oh, well then, that's a whole different story, IF HE HAD HIS MOMENTS! IF THAT'S NOT A REDEEMING FUCKING QUALITY, I DON'T KNOW WHAT IS!
Fuck this movie for seriously trying to show this delusional, irresponsible fucking psycho in a sympathetic light. Or for trivializing their mom's cowardice.
Fuck this movie for trying to say "He/It wasn't all that bad." after showing just how horribly sick and dangerous that guy is. The only thing she and her siblings should count themselves lucky for is that it didn't happen to come to anything worse.
"He dreams bigger than anyone I've ever met." Good for him. They set their children on fire by being super neglective, but at least their daddy has big fucking dreams, which never amount to anything.
"He never tries so be somebody that he's not." Yes, and he also steals his kids money to get shitfaced, lets them starve and is cool with their grandma molesting them.
When someone is doing something wrong, for whatever reason, they need to get feedback from other people. That's how it works. That's how we know we fucked up. But this guy just runs away from negative feedback and surrounds himself with people, who can't or won't stand up to him.
Fuck that prick of a dad and fuck that coward of a mom. And fuck him for drowning in self-pity at the end. And fuck everyone else for fucking celebrating him. And fuck the MPAA for not giving this an R-Rating. This movie is trivializing and romanticizing sick and dangerous behavior and shouldn't be allowed to be shown to kids without context or commentary.
The bulk of the film involving the relationship between alchoholic dad Rex to middle daughter Jeannette is beautiful and heartwarming--Woody Harrelson is fantastic. But the other bits of the movie involving Brie Larson as the elder version of Jeanette coming to grips with her poor upbringing and future are cut whole-cloth from the Hollywood Hall Of Dysfunctional Family Tropes: parent embarrasses daughter at social gatherings, daughter's rich fiance is a schlub, daughter reconciles with parent as parent is near-death, etc. There's a half of a great movie here.
Woody Harrelson gives one of the best performances of his career!
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