Brie Larson on “The Glass Castle”

by Luca Celada August 22, 2017

The Glass Castle is the most recent entry in a subgenre of sorts detailing the coming of age of children in non-conformist families. Last year Matt Ross’s Captain Fantastic explored the effects of an eccentric patriarch (Viggo Mortensen) on his brood of children while Doug Pray’s 2007 Surfwise was the documentary account of one actual such family and their peripatetic raising of nine children in a wandering surf commune. The Glass Castle, which stars Brie Larson, Woody Harrelson and Naomi Watts and is directed by Destin Daniel Cretton, is also based on a true story, told by Jeannette Walsh in her 2005 memoir of the same title. The HFPA’s Rocio Ayuso spoke to Brie Larson.