Glass Castle, The

Information and ratings for Glass Castle, The

14A(14A) Not Recommended For Children


Drama. Based on the book by Jeanette Walls. A young woman (Brie Larson) finds a way to forgive her parents (Woody Harrelson, Naomi Watts) and accept her unconventional upbringing.

Content elements

  • Frequent use of cursing and profanity; infrequent use of scatological slang, cursing, and sexual slurs
  • Infrequent portrayals of hand to hand violence in a domestic context, most involving children - some blood some detail
  • Brief portrayal of sexual assault – no nudity or detail
  • Frequent portrayals of alcohol use in an abusive context

Thematic elements

  • Trauma and forgiveness
  • Survival, self-reliance, and solidarity
  • Family and acceptance

Classification rationale

Rated 14A for domestic violence and abuse involving children and frequent alcohol abuse

Classification date

July 26, 2017