Glass House: The Good Mother

5.51 h 33 min2006X-RayR
After losing their parents in a tragic accident, teenager Abby Snow and her younger brother Ethan find a new home with Eve (Angie Harmon) and Raymond Goode (Joel Gretsch). While moving into their adoptive parents' remote mansion, the siblings come to the shocking realization that the Goodes are not as they seem, and the Snows' dreams of love and security become a nightmare of cruelty and terror.
Steve Antin
Angie HarmonJoel GretschJordan Hinson
English [CC]
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Bobby ColemanJason London
Billy Pollina
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4.2 out of 5 stars

227 global ratings

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Kim WeekleyReviewed in the United States on February 2, 2022
2.0 out of 5 stars
Just okay
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I can't give this movie more than two stars. I think Angie Harmon did a great job, as well as the other actors, but there's too many problems that can't be ignored. Although it was never hinted at, I suspect the mother liked the attention she got when he son drowned in the lake. Add that to the trauma of losing her son, I think that's why she became the way she was. Now onto the problems. One is the quality of the movie. It was grainy/ snowy in certain scenes. It's not like this movie was made in the 90s so there's no excuse for the bad quality of the movie. And it's not my internet or phone because everything else looks great. The plot itself makes no damn sense at all. Definitely Munchausen by Proxy except it doesn't make sense at how it's portrayed. She would go to hospitals, clinics etc so she would get the attention she seeks. A great example of Munchausen by proxy is the Gypsy Rose case. THAT is what this disorder really looks like. The writer should have researched it before writing about something they obviously have no clue what it's about. Another problem is the ending. It just ends with Ethan, Abby, and Ben in an ambulance. Audiences like a solid conclusion. So what happens with Abby and Ethan? Why is the foster dad being arrested? Is it because of the child abuse he'll allowed to happen or is it because of what happens to the foster mother? That's never answered. How many foster kids did they have after their son died? Because if their son died a year earlier than they had A LOT of foster kids in such a short amount of time that it would have raised red flags that something isn't right. ESPECIALLY if the kids are dying. If the writing was stronger this could have been a really good movie but they chose the lazy route assuming the audience is too stupid to notice. Judging by the good reviews.... I guess they were right. I won't watch it again, and I definitely wouldn't recommend this movie to anyone.
MMGReviewed in the United States on October 21, 2021
3.0 out of 5 stars
Good Thriller With Unanswered Questions
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SPOILER ALERT: It's a pretty good thriller, but no real explanation is provided as to why the adoptive parents became killers of children. Apparently the adoptive parents had previous foster children that they murdered, before they adopted the children in the film. The parents also had a biological son who died before they started fostering. There is considerable psychopathology on the part of the parents, but we never learn exactly why they are like this. Should we believe they became psychopaths due to the stress of learning that their biological son drowned in the lake behind their house? I can see this causing considerable pain and grief, but not a reason to become murderous foster parents. The plot doesn't add up.
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Jose MonterrubioReviewed in the United States on October 1, 2021
4.0 out of 5 stars
Good story but it has a few loose ends
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Didn't like the unresolved loose ends. Who was the person spotted running/sneaking around outside the home? How were they able to continue adopting children who all eventually died? What went on with the basement bed?
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Amazon CustomerReviewed in the United States on October 14, 2021
1.0 out of 5 stars
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Munchausen by proxy is characterized by the perpetrator wanting attention by everyone they can get it from, so will illicit it from anyone they can; Dr's, neighbors, family members, anyone who will listen, give them sympathy and tell them what fabulous mothers and caretakers they are. They do not lock themselves and the victim child away in a house. This is not an illness of isolation. Their only purpose for doing what they do is for attention. The premise of this movie is just ill informed and stupid.
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dianeReviewed in the United States on November 12, 2021
1.0 out of 5 stars
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I don't understand the high ratings of this movie. It was slow, boring, and predictable. Don't waste your time watching. Most of the movie didn't make any sense.
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demonsRendangeredReviewed in the United States on October 12, 2021
3.0 out of 5 stars
A little disturbing
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Not a bad movie but it definitely has some scenes that would repulse some people. It's about a sister and brother who lose their parents and are adopted by a couple that turn out to be psychotic. What makes it so disturbing I think is that the victims in this movie are just kids who are completely innocent and powerless for the most part. It's a drama/horror flick and you won't like the villains at all. Not a movie for everybody of course.
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Natea BomarReviewed in the United States on May 8, 2022
2.0 out of 5 stars
Well...if you're bored...
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and if you don't question certain things that there should be explanations for in a movie, I'd suggest watching this. I'm not going to be a spoiler. The acting wasn't bad tho. The story line definitely could've been better, but...aye...IF you're bored give it a shot. To each their own.
TaylorReviewed in the United States on January 26, 2022
2.0 out of 5 stars
Not the worst movie, but not great
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It was kind of interesting at points, but a lot made no sense, had no explanation. Not a single character was likeable. The cuts between scenes was VERY choppy and awkward, some of the scenes were very badly done... it was cringey. Not a total waste of an hour if you have nothing better to do, but don't go into it expecting good cinema. Cheap thrills at BEST.
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