The Glass House

Synopsis: When Ruby Baker's parents are killed in a car accident, she and her brother, Rhett, must travel to Malibu, to live with Terrence and Erin Glass, their former neighbors. At first, all seems well. Ruby is making new friends at school and Rhett is getting more video games and flashy toys than he's ever had in his life. When Ruby speaks to her family's estate lawyer, he tells her that her parents have left Rhett and her $4 million. Suddenly, Ruby begins to notice odd behavior from Terry and Erin.
Genre: Crime, Drama, Mystery
Director(s): Daniel Sackheim
Production: The Film Sales Company
  3 nominations.
 
IMDB:
5.8
Metacritic:
34
Rotten Tomatoes:
21%
PG-13
Year:
2001
106 min
$17,387,693
Website
30 Views

Chicago.

Then how will you help us?

I don't know.

There's the phone, e-mail.

-You and my mom never wrote.

-That's true.

As siblings get older,

they go separate ways.

-You and Rhett are close now-

-We're not.

We have nothing in common.

Used to feel that way about your mom.

It's not true.

I used to think I'd take a month off

and come out here...

...and get to know you,

your brother and Grace again.

Nice to see you.

Sorry things didn't work out.

-I'll call you later, okay?

-Okay.

Ruby? Hi.

-I'm Alvin Begleiter.

-Hi.

I'm so sorry.

I'm your-

I was your parents' estate lawyer.

I planned their wills...

...what they wanted to do

with their money and-

The most important issue right now

is who'll take care of you.

You and Rhett.

I'm assuming you know the Glasses?

I've known them my whole life.

Good. I know that your parents...

...chose them after a great deal

of consideration.

And there's something else.

Your parents were extremely thrifty...

...and with your mom's share,

your dad's life insurance...

...there's enough for you

and Rhett for the rest of your lives.

Obviously you don't know Rhett.

That's good.

I'll give you one of my cards.

I don't expect trouble.

But if you have any concerns,

any problems...

I'm an estate lawyer

and also a trust lawyer.

I want to be someone you can trust.

-You call me, okay?

-Okay.

Mr. Glass.

-Ruby.

-Thank you.

My mom and dad would've

loved that speech.

-They would've loved it.

-Come here.

That's good.

We're gonna get through this.

We'll get through it together, okay?

Oh, Ruby.

You're in good hands.

Hey!

-You guys ready for Malibu?

-It'll be a change, we won't lie.

It's not the worst place.

-Is this your car?

-My company's, on loan for today.

Sweet!

This place is huge!

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Wesley Strick

Wesley Strick (born February 11, 1954) is an American screenwriter who has written such films as the comic-horror hit Arachnophobia, the Martin Scorsese remake of Cape Fear and the videogame adaptation Doom. Since 2015, Strick has worked as a writer/executive producer on The Man in the High Castle (Amazon TV series). more…

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