#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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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._
***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.
Involving story, smart performances, and effective atmosphere overcome a hole-laden script. *** (out of four)
THE GLASS HOUSE / (2001) *** (out of four)
By Blake French:
“The Glass House” takes place in a beautiful, luxurious glass mansion complete with swimming pools, expensive artwork, high-tech security systems, and just about everything else. The wealthy occupants, Terry and Erin Glass (Stellan Skarsgard and Diane Lane), become legal guardians of sixteen-year old Rudy (Leelee Sobieski) and eleven-year old Rhett (Trevor Morgan), when the kids’ parents die in an automobile accident.
Terry and Erin were the best friends of the children’s parents. They welcome their new guests into a world of wealth, glamour, and fun. Soon enough, however, Rudy notices strange quirks about these seemingly friendly folks. Is Terry secretly watching Rudy change her clothes? Is Erin addicted to prescription drugs, or is she a diabetic? Was her parents’ death an accident, or a diabolical act of murder? Trust becomes as transparent as the glass surrounding this family.
“The Glass House” opened to mostly negative reviews, and not without probable cause. The setup provides an intriguing, imaginative situation, but everything happens so quickly the film forgets character introduction. First time-feature director Daniel Sackheim helms a hole-laden script by Wesley Strick that creates more plot holes than Swiss cheese. The film derives into involving material, but lacks the focus to play out these plot points.
While Daniel Sackheim and Wesley Strick create a movie that lacks the timeliness and intelligence of a first-rate, edge-of-your-seat thrill ride, “The Glass House” does offer good suspense and a plot that reveals itself with tantalizing sinister hints and increasing tension. It keeps us guessing, even if this diabolical fairy tale is anything but surprising.
Leelee Sobieski has been in a lot of movies lately, and that’s not a coincidence. She is a very talented actress, and she carries “The Glass House” through many plot miscalculations. Trevor Morgan, seen in “Jurassic Park 3,” adequately supports Sobieski’s thorough, convincing performance. The very gifted Diane Lane and Stellan Skarsgard cover their sinister motives with pretentious personalities, but inject a mysterious, menacing undercurrent.
“The Glass House” also provides a fresh, unique outlook on villains. Instead of causing trouble, these characters get themselves into trouble, which eventually makes them dangerous. Innovative, original twists like these are what make this movie worth a look. They say those who live in glass houses should not throw stones, but the villains in “The Glass House” do, and it’s only a matter of time before everything shatters and breaks apart. It’s quite involving watching these events come about, especially through a character driven story.
Come out, come out, wherever you are. (spoilers)
You might initially be reluctant to give ‘The Glass House’ a try if you’ve been turned off by many recent “thrillers” as they often have been disappointingly by the book. This is your eerie psychotic chase thriller similar to movies like ‘Pacific Heights’ and ‘Unlawful Entry.’ And, though it does play by the rules (unforutnately), there is something about it that makes it more entertaining than the recent dismal fare (not that Pacific Heights wasn’t highly entertaining).
Leelee Sobieski plays Ruby Baker, a kid going through the terrible teens. When she and her brother’s parents die in a car accident, they move in with ultra-modern family friends, Terry and Erin Glass. You know right from the start that there is something dreadfully suspicious and exceedingly bizarre about the Glass couple, but you can never be too sure exactly what at first (that’s the purpose of a thriller, to throw you a few hints and let your quick assumptions guide you into all the wrong paths so that you’re–hopefully–pleasantly surprised when the real perpetrator and his motives are revealed). But, Ruby Baker is a smart kid who’s ever-present skepticism about the intentions of her new surrogate parents, and starts trying to figure out what’s wrong. Unfortunately, this movie does terribly follow the book when it comes to the main character being disbelieved by other well-meaning characters (social workers, lawyers, teachers, etc.) who consequently pay with their lives for their doubts and unwillingness to really investigate, and in turn, making things worse for poor Ruby. It also follows the book when it comes to the deranged finale and the he’s-not-really dead ending.
But, there is something that makes this better than most of its kind. On the one hand, you’re never sure whether you can always trust Ruby because even she, too, arrogant most of the time, seems like trouble. It’s hard to sympathize for a character like that at first. And, not only does Stellan Skarsgård make an appropriate villain as Terry Glass, his wife (played by Diane Lane) is not entirely an innocent creature herself as most women are often written to be in the role of the creep’s wife/girlfriend/mother, etc. A good mix of characters and a creepy setting, combined with a decent finale, make it just the perfect mix of suspenseful elements. And one that I would recommend seeing.
Original Language en
Runtime 1 hr 46 min (106 min)
Genre Crime, Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Director Daniel Sackheim
Writer Wesley Strick
Actors Leelee Sobieski, Diane Lane, Stellan Skarsgård, Bruce Dern
Awards 3 nominations.
Production Company Columbia Pictures, Original Film
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)