Must Watch: First Trailer for 'The Glass Castle' Featuring Brie Larson

May 18, 2017
Source: YouTube

The Glass Castle Trailer

"This is as real as it gets kids, you learn from living!" Lionsgate has unveiled the first trailer for the film The Glass Castle, the latest feature from writer/director Destin Daniel Cretton, who is one of the most underrated filmmakers working today. Cretton has made two outstanding films so far: I Am Not a Hipster (in 2012) and Short Term 12 (in 2013). This time he adapts the memoirs of Jeannette Walls, as played by Brie Larson, a woman growing up in a dysfunctional family of nonconformist nomads with a mother who's an eccentric artist and an alcoholic father. The cast features Naomi Watts & Woody Harrelson (as her odd mother & father, respectively), Sarah Snook, Max Greenfield, Brigette Lundy-Paine, and others. As expected, this looks fantastic and it's easily one of my most anticipated films to see this year. Take a look.

Here's the first official trailer (+ poster) for Destin Cretton's The Glass Castle, direct from YouTube:

The Glass Castle Movie

For more updates follow the film on Twitter @GlassCastleFilm or follow Destin on Twitter @destindaniel.

A girl named Jeannette (Brie Larson) comes of age in a dysfunctional family of nonconformist nomads with a mother who's an eccentric artist and an alcoholic father who would stir the children's imagination with hope as a distraction to their poverty. The Glass Castle is written and directed by talented American filmmaker Destin Daniel Cretton, of the films I Am Not a Hipster and Short Term 12 previously. This is based on the memoir by Jeannette Walls, adapted by Cretton and Andrew Lanham. Lionsgate will release The Glass Castle in theaters starting on August 11th this summer. Stay tuned for more. First impression?

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I am not sure if the parents here are selfish or noble. I am leaning towards selfish.

DAVIDPD on May 18, 2017


That sounds interesting David, but, why would that be even possible as a fact? Is there a possibility not to be selfish in that situation?

shiboleth on May 18, 2017


Sure, I think most people would be inclined to see the parents as selfish, but if they are truly acting on their principles and not their base desires, I think that could be noble. I have heard more than a few stories from thirty-forty somethings about how they grew up in communes during the 1970s due to their parents believing in something strongly. People back then had a lot of faith in humanity. Or at least more than they do now.

DAVIDPD on May 18, 2017


But only if you see them as parents. People are not parents (when they are also parents), but they are also people with, yes, their own desires and ideas of life. I resolved that a long time with my parents. I never wanted their way of living, but I believe they did the best they could. That's what we all get with our parents. And things really need to be extreme to call them selfish since parents' choices are at most more than that. When, for example, one kinds of parents decide to leave the big city and raise children in small town they can be called selfish by their children if those children yearn for a life in a big city. Btu not really, right? And parents might consider another way of life as some qualitative improvement which, on the other side, children could not. So, I agree, the whole thing is open for discussion, but I think selfish is inappropriate or, at least, too one-dimensional category in this. But then again, Imust admit, some individual examples are really close to be labeled as selfish ones, but, not as a general rule. I think the same works for your example ...

shiboleth on May 19, 2017


Amazing trailer. Definitely on my must see list!

Brandon Cole on May 18, 2017


Woody Harrelson, always one of better actors, is transforming into one of the best, ever.

kitano0 on May 18, 2017


Takes a good message wayyyyyyyy too far.

backwardsprogress on May 18, 2017


Very good acting ensemble and quite a story filled with palpable sense of life. Definitely yes ...

shiboleth on May 18, 2017


Short Term 12 was so good. Watching this for sure.

Efterklang on May 18, 2017


Like I need another good cry right now... Well, I can always squeeze in one more.

Quanah on May 18, 2017


Wow. Hopefully the film lives up to the trailer, because the performances look amazing!

THE_RAW_ on May 19, 2017

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