|I had a vacay recovery day on my schedule before going back to work. But this is me we’re talking about, so didja really expect me to just laze on the couch all day? I had to get a movie in. I can’t even remember what finally made me choose The Glass Castle. The cast prolly. Brie Larson, Naomi Watts, Woody Harrelson. Yeah, that’d do it.
Told in dual timelines, the true story follows Jeannette Walls and her unconventional, practically homeless upbringing. We see various formitive events in her childhood alternating with her attempts to be an adjusted and normal adult. Sound a little thin? It kinda was. It was more of an emotional character piece than anything else.
For the most part, I found it to be way too slow. Not a lot of events happening, and it dragged out. The third act did pack quite the emotional punch (and I’m such a sucker for a heart tugging daddy/daughter storyline) but I don’t know that it was worth it to get there. If it wasn’t the August graveyard at the movies, then it certainly wouldn’t have been worth it.
The Glass Castle – \m/ \m/