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The Glass House [DVD] [2002]

Leelee Sobieski , Diane Lane , Gavin O'Connor    Suitable for 15 years and over   DVD
3.7 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (7 customer reviews)
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  • Actors: Leelee Sobieski, Diane Lane, Stellan Skarsgård, Trevor Morgan, Bruce Dern
  • Directors: Gavin O'Connor
  • Producers: Christopher Young
  • Format: PAL
  • Language: English
  • Subtitles: Dutch, English, Hindi
  • Subtitles For The Hearing Impaired: English
  • Region: Region 2 (This DVD may not be viewable outside Europe. Read more about DVD formats.)
  • Aspect Ratio: 16:9 - 1.85:1
  • Number of discs: 1
  • Classification: 15
  • Studio: Sony Pictures Home Entertainment
  • DVD Release Date: 8 July 2002
  • Run Time: 102 minutes
  • Average Customer Review: 3.7 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (7 customer reviews)
  • ASIN: B000067NP6
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 22,313 in DVD & Blu-ray (See Top 100 in DVD & Blu-ray)

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Domestic tensions turn sinister in this pulpy potboiler, which develops a steely sense of menace. The trouble begins when Mr and Mrs Glass (Stellan Skarsgård, Diane Lane) are appointed legal guardianship of 16-year-old Ruby (Leelee Sobieski) and her 11-year-old brother (Trevor Morgan) after their parents are killed in a car accident. As trusted former neighbours, the Glasses welcome the orphans into their luxurious Malibu home, but the all-glass structure turns into a gilded cage when Mr Glass's motivations are revealed to be anything but friendly. With plot-thickening roles for Bruce Dern and Kathy Baker, the film builds considerable suspense before tailspinning into absurdity, and veteran TV director Daniel Sackheim takes full advantage of his prismatic setting and Sobieski's burgeoning sex appeal. The rickety script by Wesley Strick (echoing his rehash of Cape Fear) eventually veers toward self-parody, at which point The Glass House qualifies as a high-gloss slasher pic. --Jeff Shannon

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Domestic tensions turn sinister in this pulpy potboiler, which develops a steely sense of menace. The trouble begins when Mr and Mrs Glass (Stellan Skarsgård, Diane Lane) are appointed legal guardianship of 16-year-old Ruby (Leelee Sobieski) and her 11-year-old brother (Trevor Morgan) after their parents are killed in a car accident. As trusted former neighbours, the Glasses welcome the orphans into their luxurious Malibu home, but the all-glass structure turns into a gilded cage when Mr Glass's motivations are revealed to be anything but friendly. With plot-thickening roles for Bruce Dern and Kathy Baker, the film builds considerable suspense before tailspinning into absurdity, and veteran TV director Daniel Sackheim takes full advantage of his prismatic setting and Sobieski's burgeoning sex appeal. The rickety script by Wesley Strick (echoing his rehash of Cape Fear) eventually veers toward self-parody, at which point The Glass House qualifies as a high-gloss slasher pic. --Jeff Shannon

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6 of 6 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars No spoilers whatsoever - promise! 3 Aug 2002
Format:DVD
I wasn't expecting a lot from this little known psychological thriller but it's a gripping film and probably the best of its kind around at the moment.
Although somewhat predictable in parts, there's plenty of nail-biting action that keeps you hooked for the entire duration. Brilliant performances from all actors, especially Stellan Skarsgard.
DVD special features include interviews, the original trailer for the film and deleted scene.
To sum up, a must-see film and worthy addition to my DVD collection.
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10 of 11 people found the following review helpful
3.0 out of 5 stars PEOPLE WHO LIVE IN GLASS HOUSES... 11 Nov 2002
By Lawyeraau HALL OF FAME TOP 500 REVIEWER
Format:DVD
This is an enjoyable, though predictable, thriller that seems more like a made for television movie rather than a motion picture made as a feature film release for the big screen. This is not entirely surprising, as it is directed by Daniel Sackman, a veteran television director.
The plot is fairly straightforward. Sixteen year old Ruby Baker (Leelee Sobielski) and her brother, eleven year old Rhett (Trevor Morgan)), are living the lives of normal, carefree kids with their loving parents, Grace (Rita Wilson) and David Baker (Michael O'Keefe). The world, as they know it, comes crashing down on them when their parents unexpectedly die in what appears to be a routine car accident. The family lawyer, Alvin Bergletter (Bruce Dern), informs the children that the terms of their parents' have left them wealthy and in the care and custody of former neighbors, Erin (Diane Lane) and Terry Glass (Stellan Skarsgard).
Before you know it, Ruby and Trevor are esconced in the Glass Malibu home, a huge, luxurious, all glass structure. Immediately, the viewer senses something is wrong, as, amidst all this room and spaciousness, Ruby and Trevor are forced to share a bedroom. A series of unsettling events serve to make Ruby suspicious of the motives of Erin and Terry Glass and cause her to make unwelcome inquiries into the deaths of her parents. What she discovers, however, comes as no surprise to the discerning viewer, who should have little difficulty in figuring out what is going on.
The performances, by and large, are adequate. Leelee Sobielski is somewhat wooden in her portrayal of Ruby, mistaking a deadpan expression for seriousness of purpose.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
3.0 out of 5 stars Forgettable but passable conspiracy movie 29 Aug 2013
By Lark TOP 1000 REVIEWER
Format:DVD
This is not particularly memorable but definitely a passable feature, that is to say that it is watchable, the cast is well choosen, the plot is interesting and suspense builds well towards the finish when it sort of experiences a kind of convulsive change of genre into a bit of an action movie which was out of step with the feature up until that point.

It is powered along mainly by the principle characters, our protagonist, a young girl who through bereavement (with which she and her younger brother appear to deal with shockingly well to be frank) is an heir to a small fortune, and her antagonists, Mr and Mrs Glass, on sleazey and lousy cash strapped guardian and his junkie Dr. wife.

The roles in which each are cast are good and the acting very plausible, apart from perhaps the extent to which the children appear to deal so well with their parents deaths, then again there are signs of despair, denial and even inappropriate coping (the young protagonist being introduced to drugs as a coping mechanism by Mrs Glass) so perhaps not to labour that point.

The dilemmas and their working out of the first three quarters of the film are brilliant, serving to develop the characters some what, for instance Mr Glass' propensity to screw up is illustrated when he appears to have assisted with an essay for Ruby's school only for it to have been a clumbsy work of plagarism. This perhaps not a big deal but I did think it made the point that Mr Glass was a bit of a crook who liked to cut corners and arrogant enough to believe a perpetual dodge was possible, which lend plausibility to idea that he is in desperation in his dealing with some pretty nasty loan sharks.
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3 of 4 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars An absorbing, intense psychological thriller 5 Dec 2003
By Daniel Jolley HALL OF FAME TOP 500 REVIEWER
Format:DVD
After an impressive number of supporting movie roles, the lovely Leelee Sobieski takes center stage in this impressive psychological thriller, delivering a performance I found both wonderful and, most importantly, believable. While the plot may not be all that original and unpredictable, I found The Glass House to be an absorbing, suspenseful movie that never relented in its building psychological intensity. Anyone who sets out to hurt a character played by Leelee gets my full attention and disdain, but the evil husband and wife responsible for all the villainy espoused in this film do an excellent job of deserving all the disgust I felt for them.
While Miss Sobieski looks a tad older than the sweet sixteen age of her character Ruby Baker, her natural sweetness and vulnerability make her quite convincing as a normal young teenager whose life is thrown into chaos when her parents are killed in an automobile accident. Ruby and her eleven-year-old brother Rhett (Trevor Morgan) go to live with Terry and Erin Glass (played quite impressively by Stellan Skarsgard and Diane Lane), their former neighbors and designated custodians. Their new home is an impressive, unique structure with many glass walls and an ultra-modern interior design. Rhett settles in quite well, but Ruby is uncomfortable from the start. Early on, she realizes that the Glasses are not the perfect couple they purport to be. At first, she attempts to rationalize her problems, ascribing her difficulty adjusting to her new life as a natural reaction to her grief over the loss of her parents and the social dislocation she feels upon moving to a new city and attending a new school. Little things continue to happen, however, and she soon finds herself seeking help from her parents' estate lawyer.
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