|The Glass House|
Leelee Sobieski, Diane Lane, Stellan Skarsgard, Bruce Dern, Rita Wilson, Kathy Baker
Special edition widescreen; pan & scan; closed caption; Chinese, French, Korean, Portuguese, Spanish, Thai, English subtitles; audio commentary by director Daniel Sackheim; deleted scenes; theatrical trailer; production notes.
|The gloss of the production and the capabilities of the cast are all that keep this twist on the old innocents-trapped-by-seemingly- respectable-but-actually-psychotic-guardians formula from being an out-and-out stinker. It's still pretty bad, though. Leelee Sobieski ("Eyes Wide Shut") is Ruby Baker, a smart, slightly rambunctious 16-year-old whose loving mother and father die in a car accident. The parents' will leaves a fortune in a trust fund for Ruby and her younger brother, but the document also stipulates that the siblings are to be put into the care of the well-to-do folks who used to live next door. The appointed guardians, a childless couple played by Stellan Skarsgard ("Signs & Wonders") and Diane Lane ("The Perfect Storm"), now own a fancy, ultra-modern Malibu house overlooking the pounding surf. He's a successful businessman; she's a doctor. But Ruby begins to sense that all is not so hunky-dory in her new home, and family drama tries to turn into scary thriller. With Bruce Dern.|