We are excited for you to join us to watch The Glass Castle at AMC Centerpoint 11 at 10:30am on August 26th. This is a private viewing of the movie at no cost to you.
At Endurance Church we desire to bridge the gap between the community and the local church through activities like this. This is your opportunity to invite a friend or family member to an event outside of the church to have fun and be served by the love of God in a practical way!
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RSVP for The Glass Castle (2 person max per RSVP)
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The featured movie is rated PG13. Please feel free to read the full review in the link below, but here is a summary of some negative elements of the movie to help you decide if you would be interested in attending:
The Glass Castle Movie Review by Plugged In
Rex and Rose Mary embrace a couple of times … including one incident (where he climbs on top of her) following a terrible fight.
In her late teens, Jeanette somewhat unwittingly ends up with a young man in his apartment. His intent is clear, but Jeanette resists his forceful advances, saying she’s “not that kind of girl.” He throws her on a bed, kissing her and trying to remove her clothes. Jeanette manages to get out of the situation by offering to take off her dress herself. She begins to do so (we see her in a bra), but her horrible abdominal scars scare the man off—especially when Jeanette says, “It’s worse further down.”
Rex makes a double entendre quip about enjoying seeing his wife in “full exposure.” Jeanette and her rich fiancé, David, kiss. They’re shown in bed together (and they’re clearly cohabiting before getting married), but not sexually engaged.
The Walls family eventually moves back to Welch, West Va., where Rex grew up. The children learn that his mother, Erma—whom they’ve never met—is a stern, violent woman who cows everyone around her with belligerent put-downs and physical intimidation. She’s quick to slap the children in the face if they misspeak. And instead of trying to curtail her physically abusive behavior, Rex tells his children that they must respect their grandmother.
The children spend a week with Erma. The girls find the woman apparently trying to unbutton the pants of Jeannette’s young brother, Brian. They jump on her and attack the elderly woman in response. Later they discover their dad’s old diaries, which imply that Erma sexually abused him as well.
As noted, Jeanette’s clothes catch on fire as she’s trying to cook hot dogs. Her entire torso is covered in flames, and Rose Mary throws a blanket on her and rolls her around on the floor to extinguish them. We later glimpse horrible, puss-filled scars underneath Jeanette’s bandages.
Jeanette stitches up a nasty cut on her dad’s arm. We don’t see most of the impromptu medical treatment, but we do hear Rex coaching her on how to push the needle through the skin.
Rex and Rose Mary have a fight (which we hear more than see) in which she ends up dangling out a window. (How she got there happens offscreen, but it’s implied that Rex probably pushed her.) Rex throws a chair through a window in anger. He puts a virtual stranger in a headlock. Rex clocks his future son-in-law squarely in the nose. Someone has a blood-soaked bandage around his head.
CRUDE OR PROFANE LANGUAGE
About 10 s-words. Fifteen misuses of God’s name, including about a dozen pairings with “d–n.” Jesus’ name is abused once, and we hear another “jeez.” “D–n,” “h—” and “a–” are each used about a dozen times. We hear two uses of “b–ch.” Rex calls his wife a “castrating whore.”
DRUG AND ALCOHOL CONTENT
There’s rarely a scene in the film where Rex isn’t smoking or drinking. And Rex regularly spends the family’s grocery money on alcohol. When one of the Walls siblings asks what their father is dying of, Jeannette’s brother, Brian, says that his unnamed terminal condition is the result of “smoking four packs of cigarettes and drinking two quarts of booze every day for 50 years.”
Other scenes involve various adult characters consuming alcohol as well.