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The Glass House

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Columbia Pictures, VHS, DVD, 2001, PG-13, 1 hr. 47 min.

When Ruby (Leelee Sobieski) and brother Rhett (Trevor Morgan) Baker's parents die in a car accident, they are sent to live with friends of the family and former neighbors Terrance and Erin Glass (Diane Lane and Stellan Skarsgård) in their almost-all glass house in Malibu. But the ugly characters of the Glass' soon overshadow the beauty of the house and the unfortunate plans they have for Ruby and Rhett in order to claim the inheritance of the brother and sister.

This movie will keep you on the edge of your seat. It is fast-paced and entertaining and Sobieski's acting is superb and her wise-beyond-her-years character is immensely likeable.

Unfortunately, there is not a lot for Morgan to do. As the younger brother, he is relegated to the background, which is a shame because the scenes in which he is in, he really shines. Also wasted is Chris Noth as the children's uncle. He is in a few short scenes that leave you wanting more.  

This movie really captures the feeling of helplessness children go through when they have problems with adults. No one wants to believe Ruby when she speaks out on the problems with living in the Glass residence and you feel her sense of vulnerability.

DVD Special Features:

  • Audio and Anamorphic Video
  • Widescreen option
  • Deleted scene with optional Director and Writer commentary
  • Filmmaker interviews
  • Trailers
  • Filmographies
  • Production notes
  • Interactive menus
  • Scene selections

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QUICK FACTS

Studio

Columbia Pictures

Genre

Horror/Thriller

Rating

PG-13

Length

107 Minutes

Color

Yes

Sound

Yes

 

CAST

Actor / Actress

Character

Leelee Sobieski

Ruby Baker

Diane Lane

Dr. Erin Madre Glass

Stellan Skarsgard

Terrence 'Terry' Glass

Trevor Morgan

Rhett Clark Baker

Bruce Dern

Mr. Alvin Begleiter

Kathy Baker

Nancy Ryan

Michael O'Keefe

David Anthony Baker

Carly Pope

Tasha

Vyto Ruginis

Don

Gavin O'Conner

Whitey

China Shavers

E.B.

Agnes Bruckner

Zoe

Michael Paul Chan

Mr. Kim

Rachel Wilson

Hannah McDonald

 

CREW

Daniel Sackheim

Director

Michael Rachmil

Producer

Neil H. Moritz

Producer

Alar Kivilo

Director of Photography

Wesley Strick

Screenwriters

Christopher Young

Composer

Howard E. Smith

Editor

http://www.spe.sony.com/movies/theglasshouse/

Reviewed by: Hauntmistress 03/01/2002

 
         
 
   

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