#123movies #fmovies #putlocker #gomovies #solarmovie #soap2day Watch Full Movie Online Free – 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.
Plot: After the parents of Ruby and her younger brother, Rhett, are killed in a car crash, their parents’ best friends, Erin and Terry Glass, become their guardians. The children hear promises of a world of opulence and California fun — all they have to do is move into the Glasses’ gated house. Before very long, though, Ruby suspects that Erin and Terry may not be the ideal guardians they seemed to be.
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***Sad drama with Leelee Sobieski and Stellan Skarsgård switches to thriller***
A suddenly orphaned teen girl (Leelee Sobieski) & her little brother start a new life in Malibu with their guardians (Stellan Skarsgård & Diane Lane), who might not be the caring friends of their parents they seem to be. Bruce Dern is on hand as a lawyer.
“The Glass House” (2001) starts as a melancholic drama with the general plot, setting and tone of “Poison Ivy” (1992), but without the lethal Lolita angle. It eventually morphs into a suspense/thriller à la “Enough” (2002), just don’t expect Leelee to change into Rambo, like J-Lo.
Sobieski as protagonist Ruby is one-dimensionally sullen, which fits the situation, but it gives a lifeless vibe to the proceedings. Some critics claim the last act is predictable, but it’s really not, excepting the fact that two people ultimately square off (which is obvious from the beginning). I’d cite examples but don’t want to give away spoilers.
The film runs 1 hour, 46 minutes, and was shot in Malibu & that general area of Los Angeles.
There was really no intrigue in _The Glass House_ which is missing a pretty fundamental step when you’re making a mystery/thriller.
_Final rating:★½: – Boring/disappointing. Avoid where possible._
Not the best, but an OK thriller
Having seen many thrillers, most of them being formulaic, I was somewhat excited to see this one, since it has a pretty good cast; Stellan Skarsgård, Leelee Sobieski & Diane Lane. The plot does, admittedly have some holes, but these newer thrillers are rarely(read: never) perfect. All things considered, it wasn’t a disappointment, as I didn’t have that high expectations. The plot is OK, fairly see-through and obvious though, but it does have some twists that I(even though I may be alone on this) wasn’t expecting. The acting isn’t anything special, but at least Skarsgård and Sobieski both pull of decent performances. The characters are reasonably well-written, none of them come off as one-dimensional stereotypes, even though some of them, in all honesty, more or less are. The script is fairly well-written, though it does have its share of cliches, but most films do, anyway. All in all, a fair addition to the thriller genre, nothing that will stay in your mind for a long while after seeing it. It will, however, most likely keep your interest for the duration of the film, and keep you entertained, too. I recommend it to fans of thrillers, it would help to be a fan of at least one of the actors, and it doesn’t hurt to have reasonably low standards or expectations. 6/10
Watched it because my wife demanded it!
I was surprised by this one, after having read some of the comments about it. My wife had insisted on several occasions to rent it, but I had managed to avoid it until now. The reason being that I’m not a great fan of startle-you-scenes’ movies, where story line comes second to all possible means to startle the audience out of their shoes (which I believe is a the wrong way in creating good horror/thriller action movies). The Glass House is however not one of these, and I suspect that is one of the reason some people have given it slack reviews. Here they seem to keep to more realistic theme, with characters re-acting in intelligent manner, instead of some idiots you often see in horror/thriller films. The interesting thing was that the girl in the movie suspected from the start that something was wrong, and tried to solve the situation. The authorities became part of the picture from the start, instead of the usual stupidity that someone evil’ resides in position of authority, denying the victim any help. The Glass couple were a bit unusual, though not overdoing it, and we can follow how they slip into their own nightmarish madness. Especially good was the scene were Mr. Glass is asking for a loan at a bank, displaying how, in fact, he was just a regular man. So all in all, this was just enough tension, in rather realistic environment, with surprisingly good acting all around. 7/10
Original Language en
Runtime 1 hr 46 min (106 min)
Genre Crime, Drama, Mystery
Director Daniel Sackheim
Writer Wesley Strick
Actors Diane Lane, Leelee Sobieski, Stellan Skarsgård
Country United States
Awards 3 nominations
Production Company N/A
Sound Mix Dolby Digital, SDDS
Aspect Ratio 2.35 : 1
Camera Panavision Cameras and Lenses
Laboratory DeLuxe, Hollywood (CA), USA (color)
Film Length 2,982 m (Spain)
Negative Format 35 mm (Eastman EXR 50D 5245, Kodak Vision 200T 5274, Vision 500T 5279)
Cinematographic Process Super 35
Printed Film Format 35 mm (anamorphic)