- Actors: Diane Lane, Leelee Sobieski, Stellan Skarsgård, Bruce Dern, Kathy Baker
- Directors: Daniel Sackheim
- Writers: Wesley Strick
- Producers: Heather Lieberman, Michael Rachmil, Neal H. Moritz
- Format: Anamorphic, Closed-captioned, Color, Dolby, DTS Surround Sound, Dubbed, DVD-Video, Full Screen, Subtitled, Widescreen, NTSC
- Language: English, French
- Subtitles: English, French
- Dubbed: French
- Subtitles for the Hearing Impaired: English
- Region: Region 1 (US and Canada This DVD will probably NOT be viewable in other countries. Read more about DVD formats.)
- Aspect Ratio: 2.35:1
- Number of discs: 2
- Canadian Home Video Rating : Ages 14 and over
- MPAA Rating:
- Studio: Sony Pictures Home Entertainment
- Release Date: Jan. 1 2002
- Run Time: 106 minutes
- Average Customer Review: 77 customer reviews
- ASIN: B00005RYKU
- Amazon Bestsellers Rank: #32,198 in Movies & TV Shows (See Top 100 in Movies & TV Shows)
The Glass House (Bilingual)
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From the producer of The Fast and the Furious and I Know What You Did Last Summer comes this scare-a-minute psychological chiller starring Leelee Sobieski (Eyes Wide Shut, Never Been Kissed), Diane Lane (The Perfect Storm), Stellan Skarsgîrd (Good Will Hunting) and Trevor Morgan (Jurassic Park III,The Patriot). When Ruby (Sobieski) and Rhett's (Morgan) parents are killed in a car accident, theircarefree teenage lives are suddenly shattered. Moving to an incredible house in Malibu with the Glasses', old friends of the family, seems to be the beginning of a new life for them. But Ruby soon stumbles upon information that leads her to suspect that her new legal guardians might somehow be responsible for her parents' deaths. Now she finds herself all alone in a duel of wits with the ruthlessand terrifying couple, and she's the only thing standing between them and her $4 million inheritance. Prepare yourself for a wild and intense thrill ride in this mesmerizing chiller!
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Sixteen year old, rebel, Ruby Baker, and younger brother Rhett have just been put through a horrible ordeal. After an anniversary dinner, her parents, are killed ina terrible car accident, leaving the two children orphaned. After the funeral, the family attorney informs Ruby that her parents carefully considered and designated guardians to take care of Rhett and her, should the parents die together. The guardians are to be former neighbors, and good friends, Erin and Terry Glass. Ruby is a little anxious to join the Glass', because she has no one else to turn to. Once moved in, she becomes overly uncomfortable with the new atmosphere. After, she finds herself in very awkward positions, Terry (male), brushes up against suggestively, she finds Erin passed out, and with needles, and becomes scared for her and her brother.
She eventually finds out the secret of the supposed "perfect" couple. Terry has some serious money problems, and Erin is a doctor on her own medicine, and they are using the children's trust money. Also, the biggest shocker is, when they find out the truth of their parents death.
This one is a practical horror/mystery movie, but although seeming as a all cliched flick, it is none of the sort. Great performances are delivered, both dramatic, comedic by Sobieski as a sarcasm filled teenager, which at sometimes, seems very funny, and a powerful performance from Stellan.
Letter Grade : B-
Mrs. Glass is a doctor but she turns out to be addicted to heroin. Mr. Glass is in business but their money for the Glass House and his Jaguar sports car turned out to come from a loan shark. It's mysterious at first, because the girl isn't sure whether or not the Glasses are sincere or what the hell is going on. Her brother is younger and is simply content and bought-off with everything the Glasses spoil him with. She does some research and finds out that her parents were set up and murdered; it was no accident. The girl is pretty [good looking], especially when she's in the swimming pool in the scene where Mr. Glass comes out with a towel in the middle of the night.
The point of the movie is that money has good use, but you've gotta earn it and be productive-- stealing it doesn't work. And you've gotta live within your means and stay out of debt. Mr. Glass never seemed very happy even with all the "toys". It sure didn't seem like it was worth all the stress and trouble that he went through to try to steal their money.
But then again, The Glass House was fun to watch in some ways. One being that I was able to predict exactly what was going to happen next every 2.3 minutes. We had the typical "try to quietly steal the bad guy's car keys when he's sleeping then make a little noise and the bad guy tosses and turns a bit but doesnt wake up then you finally get the car keys but he eventually wakes up anyway to chase you" scene. You know that scene? Well it happened two seperate times in this movie! Neither scene was suspenseful, and I'm suprised anyone else felt this movie was suspenseful at all when you can predict what's going to happen next in every scene.
LeeLee Sobieski shows potential as an actress, and wasn't too bad here considering the material, but she seemed very bored with the part. If got to a point where ya just want to enter the movie yourself and explain to her how to call the police, or take your clueless Nintendo playing brother and run as far away from this glass house as possible. But then the movie only would've lasted 15 minutes right?
Good. I know I'm not supposed to say anything bad about the other reviewers, but I just can't understand how anyone would think this movie was good, suspensful, or scary in the least. What the heck is wrong with you people.
2 stars because the movie looked nice.
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