In an apparent display of role reversal, this Glass Castle deleted scene proves that parents can be more mischievous than their children. Although the cinema is set to an overall melodramatic backdrop, the recently released clip proves to offer a bit of comedic tone when four ravenous siblings learn that their mother has been hiding a chocolate bar from them. Tensions amidst the family seem to be running high as they patiently, and hungrily, await the return of their alcoholic father who left the house 10 hours ago to get groceries. An element of frustration and irritation sets in when one of the children discovers the mother chewing on something. When the youngster goes in to investigate and finds a candy bar stashed in a nearby art box, the mother offers up a stumbling and illusive excuse, proclaiming "I can't help it. I'm a sugar addict, just like your father's an alcoholic."
Based on a 2005 memoir of the same name by Jeanettte Walls, the tale features the trials and tribulations of a tight-knight family who deals with the dysfunction of an alcoholic father, Rex Walls (played by Woody Harrelson) and the perils of an irresponsible mother, Rose Mary Walls (played by Naomi Watts). Throughout the years, the kids begin to grow tired of the circumstances which cause their parents to move from city to city to find work and shelter. Regardless of their conditions, the children, most notably the second from the oldest, Jeanette (portrayed by Brie Larson), become inspired by the adventurous and free-spirited nature of their father, who when sober teaches them to learn by living. As despairing as things seem amidst the biographical narrative, the family's unconditional love and resiliency serve as the glue that ultimately keeps helps to keep the clan together.
Despite the many dramatic elements and obstacles that loom to threaten her family's viability, Jeanette remains determined to make a prosperous life for herself and her siblings as she comes of age. As a teenager, she eventually hatches a plan that will hopefully rescue her family from their nomadic perils. Her dreams are initially derailed by her father's derelict behavior, amidst him begin hurt by her decision to leave home. However, she's finally able to break free and make the move and follow her older sister to New York City. As an adult Jeanette becomes successful in her own right. However, her parents' issues and inconsistencies continued to remain a presence in her adult life.
The film, which debuted in theaters this past summer, is scheduled to be released on DVD and Blu-Ray on November 7, is worth seeing if you haven't yet had the opportunity to check it out. As an Oscar winning actor, Brie Larson easily steps in the role of the earnest Jeanette while the talent of Woody Harrelson along with Naomi Watt as Rex and Rose Mary usher in to contribute both good and bad elements to their family's well-being.
The true story on a whole is so outlandish that it almost feels like a work of fictional proportions. The entire narrative certainly gives truth to the notion that truth is stranger than fiction. Although a bit altered in the film adaptation, the tale proves to be one of the most jaw-dropping rags to riches stories of modern times. The raw intricacies and heartfelt detail that went into crafting the book demonstrates exactly why it spent 261 weeks on the New York Times Best Seller list upon its release in 2005. Jeanette Walls story is a true inspiration and certainly proves that where there's a will, there's always a way.