The Glass Castle

Synopsis: A young girl is raised in a dysfunctional family constantly on the run from the FBI. Living in poverty, she comes of age guided by her drunkard, ingenious father who distracts her with magical stories to keep her mind off the family's dire state, and her selfish, nonconformist mother who has no intention of raising a family, along with her younger brother and sister, and her other older sister. Together, they fend for each other as they mature in an unorthodox journey that is their family life
Genre: Biography, Drama
Production: Lionsgate
  1 win & 1 nomination.
 
IMDB:
7.2
Metacritic:
56
Rotten Tomatoes:
50%
PG-13
Year:
2017
127 min
$17,238,739
Website
2,011 Views


REX:
Rich city folk live

in fancy apartments,

but their air's so polluted,

they can't even see the stars.

We'd have to be out of our minds

to trade places with any of 'em.

(TRAFFIC NOISES)

JEANNETTE:
...and I have four

sources saying that it is.

TIFFANY:
And what did he say?

He said, "Jeannette Walls,

"you are nothing but

a bottom-feeder

"with a silly little

gossip column.

"If you print this story,

"I will have my lawyers

crawl so far up your ass

"that you will taste their

ink in your mouth."

Oh, my gosh! What did you say?

I thanked him for the

perfect kicker quote

and hung up the phone.

(LAUGHS)

The whole office gave

her a standing ovation.

And you ran it?

Oh, heck, yeah, I ran it.

Where I come from,

you never miss an opportunity

to serve a bully

a slice of humble pie.

(ALL LAUGH)

Could you box this up for me?

And maybe yours, too, if

you're not gonna eat it?

Yeah. (CHUCKLES)

She's just kidding.

No, I'm not. I never

joke about food.

(CLEARS THROAT) So, where

are you from, Miss Walls?

I think I detect a slight

twang in there somewhere.

Jeannette grew up in

Virginia surrounded by trees

and fields of wild flowers.

If we could all be so lucky.

Mmm. I own a mining

company near Richmond.

Your folks still there?

Ah, yep, they are. They have

a little house there on a

hill overlooking a river

and they love it, yeah.

And what do they do?

My mom is an artist.

My dad, um, is an engineer.

He's developing a

technology that'll burn

low-grade bituminous

coal more efficiently.

Wow. (CHUCKLES)

You have him give me a call

when he has that figured out.

I sure will.

And what do they think of you

hitching up with

this big city boy?

Well, I haven't told them yet.

Well, Tiffany still hasn't

told her parents about me,

and we've been

together over a year.

(CHUCKLES SOFTLY)

Well, you better hurry up.

Who knows how much

time he's got left?

(ALL LAUGH)

That was unbelievable.

I can't believe he gave you

the account on the spot.

I know. This is

huge for the firm.

I'm taking you with me to

all of these from now on.

I'm gonna be home soon.

I just wanna have

everything ready for him

to sign in the morning.

All right.

Hey, when it comes to my family,

let me do the lying. Okay?

You got it.

Hey, don't forget

your leftovers.

See you at home. Love you. Bye.

(CLATTERING)

(HORN HONKING)

You in a hurry?

DRIVER:
Come on, man!

(HORN HONKS)

You need to get out

of the street.

Hey!

(LINE RINGING)

LORI:
Hello? Hey, Lori.

Hey, Jeannette. What's goin' on?

(SIGHS)

I just saw Mom and Dad diggin'

through the trash downtown.

(LORI CHUCKLES)

Did Mom find any new treasures?

I didn't stop.

What? Why not?

I don't know.

Are you okay?

Jeannette...

(CLASSICAL MUSIC PLAYING)

Mom, are we gonna

have any lunch?

Go outside and play

with Brian and Lori.

But I'm hungry.

(SIGHS)

Would you rather me

make you some food

that'll be gone in an hour,

or finish this painting

that'll last forever?

Go on. You know how to do it.

How many do you want, Mom?

ROSE MARY:
Two, please!

(JEANNETTE SCREAMS)

(CONTINUES SCREAMING)

Rex!

Jeannette,

can you tell Miss Kelly

why you were cooking hot

dogs all by yourself?

I cook all the time.

You know, the address

that your parents gave us

doesn't seem to be right.

Where do you live?

All over. Dad says our

home goes wherever we go.

MISS KELLY:
And where

do you go to school?

(PEOPLE HOWLING)

That's how gray wolves

call for their family.

(HOWLING CONTINUES)

(HOWLS)

REX:
Mountain Goat,

where the hell are you?

I'm in here!

(ALL HOWLING)

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Destin Daniel Cretton

Destin Daniel Cretton is an American film director, screenwriter, producer, and editor. He is best known for writing and directing his second feature film, Short Term 12. more…

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