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One year after losing their son David, Eve Goode and her husband Raymond Goode adopt the orphan Ethan Snow (and his teenager sister Abby Snow and bring them to their mansion nearby a lake. Abby faces difficulties of adaptation in her new home, and she confronts Eve, who proves to be deranged and unstable. When Ethan gets sick, Abby tries to contact their friend, detective Ben Koch, and she realizes that her brother and she are trapped in the house.
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The premise, an insane uber-mother doles out practiced physical abuse,is a fairly sound launching point for this suspense thriller. The storyis well-structured and the dialog is better than its B-movie status.The principle cast does what they can with what they're given and thecinematography & lighting are top-notch.However, the direction and editing are horrible. The director has nosense of mise-en-scene; every shot is crowded. The camera isever-moving with "look at me, I went to film school" joy. The editingwas overly busy. Every single transition was hallmarked with anestablishing shot of the house's exterior.Had the camera settled down, and the story (not editing) carried thepace this would've been a much better film.Jordan Hinson, a young actress, holds the film's center very well.Bottomline: Not worth watching.
I love this movie i give it a nine it was so surprising how the fostermother turned so mean she was what u call a perfectionist this is oneof my favorite movies you will not believe what happens to Abby whenher foster mother tells her to just wash the dishes when me and myfriend watch this we were so surprised how evil she was but if youenjoy this movie you will probably enjoy the first movie made beforethis one it's kinda the same as this one but the dad is more evil thenthe mom to whoever watches this movie i really hope you liked it asmuch i did but you will probably like this movie if u like a thrillerand you will probed not like this movie if you don't like the site ofblood
One year after losing their son David, Eve Goode (Angie Harmon) and herhusband Raymond Goode (Joel Gretsch) adopt the orphan Ethan Snow (BobbyColeman) and his teenager sister Abby Snow (Jordan Hinson) and bringthem to their mansion nearby a lake. Abby faces difficulties ofadaptation in her new home, and she confronts Eve, who proves to bederanged and unstable. When Ethan gets sick, Abby tries to contacttheir friend, detective Ben Koch (Jason London), and she realizes thather brother and she are trapped in the house."The Good Mother" is predictable, full of clichÃ©s, but still areasonable B-movie. The story has a tense beginning, but there is noprevious development of the characters Abby and Ethan Snow or Ben Koch.The viewer does not know who they are or their relationship. Theattitude of Abby when she moves to her foster house is totallyungrateful and unfair with her stepparents that gives a magnificentroom in a wonderful house, triggering the insanity of Eve. It isdifficult to understand teenagers most of the times, but there is noexplanation for the feelings of Abby when she moves to the Goode'shouse without a previous development of her character. In the end, theforgettable "The Good Mother" is an enjoyable entertainment. My vote issix.Title (Brazil): "A Casa de Vidro 2" ("The House of Glass 2")
Glass House: The Good Mother is about a couple who adopt children andkill them. Harmon does a great job as a Munchausen by Proxy mom thatgets her adopted kids sick and then nurses them to death. The husbandseems OK, but loves his wife so much he lets her get away with thekillings and even helps her at times. Their hands are full when theyget a little boy and his teenage sister who are good friends with acop. They go quickly from an idyllic lifestyle to caged kids as Harmontakes control of every part of the kid's life. Triple locked doors andsocial workers who couldn't tell their butts from a hole in the ground.Things get worse from there as the young brother gets sick and doesn'tget better.
I love this movie. Angie Harmon usually plays the cop, the lawyer, the victom,etc,ect, but in this movie she changes her image completely!! She is such a talented actress. I never really paid that much attention to her before, but after this, I'm going to...watch this movie. It's Way better than the first one...
Labelled as sequel, 'The Good Mother' stands by itself as one of thesurprisingly solid horror movies of the season. Two orphaned kids aretaken in care by a pair who lost their boy one year before. The setting- 'Psycho'-like shaped lonely house by a lake - should already make youfeel that the parents are not what they are and that the kids will endfighting for their lives. So it is.Although the story has some obvious flaws (should a woman be trustedwith yet another child custody after three sons dies before one afterthe other?) the film has quality in its cinema and acting. Angie Harmonand Jordan Hinson are very good in the main female roles. The story hasa good pace, and despite its rather expected ending makes it certainlyfor a good rental.
Well, after seeing "The Good Mother" my heart was still racing. It wasbasically about,grieving mother,Eve Goode and her obsessive desire tobe a caring, protective, loving, healing mother, who's recent victimshappen to be recently orphaned Abby and Ethan Snow. Abby soon finds outthat her foster mother's obsessive desire is as extreme as it isdeadly, when she finds out her foster mother's frightening secret.Sequel to The Glass House, which itself was entertaining, "The GoodMother" fit along well with the previous plot. It was quite close tobeing the same thing.I personally enjoyed the film, It was suspenseful at times and veryinteresting.The acting was good and the emotion was evident.I recommendit, to all who enjoy suspenseful,and thrilling films with a little biteto it.
Despite Angie Harmon's decent performance as a mother who suffers fromMunchausen syndrome by proxy -- in the extreme -- there is no reason towaste two hours of your life watching this absurd movie. Ms. Harmon'sskillful interpretation of a demented, murderous psychopath cannotoffset a ridiculous script. The plot involves a wealthy couple whoadopt two children, a little boy and a teenage girl. They are occupantsof a Gothic mansion in an undisclosed location. Almost immediately, theteenager suspects something is amiss with this couple, but unlike mostteenagers who manage to get out of the house when they want to, thisone is somehow unable to do so, even to get help to save her life andthat of her little brother. The fact that this is a low-budget effortbecomes evident when, although the couple live in a huge house withpresumably quite a bit of property, no household or grounds help orservice providers ever make an appearance. Nor do any relatives,friends, neighbors or business associates show up. The children do notgo to school, so no classmates, teachers, school administrators orsocial workers come poking around. The sole outside person is a policeofficer who is clueless as to the situation in which the children havebeen placed. Apparently no background checks were done or it would havebeen revealed that not only did the couple's little son die, but theyalso adopted another little boy whose whereabouts are unknown. Thisinformation should have given someone pause before providing theselunatics with additional children to dispose of. We're not told how thecouple manages to afford such a grand home, although mom is supposedlya nurse, which makes it convenient for her to make her children veryill so she can nurse them back to health -- before she repeats thecycle. As the improbable story drags on, it focuses on mom's jealousyof the teenager and her vicious treatment of her. Although the teenattempts to contact the outside world regarding her plight, she has tobe the only teen on the planet who cannot manage to get out a phonecall, text message or email. The husband is a complete wimp under thespell of his deranged wife, powerless to stop her as she continues hervendetta against the young girl and repeatedly makes the little boyextremely ill. Ultimately, a light bulb goes off over the policeofficer's head, and he calls for help, which arrives only after he isattacked and the woman and girl battle it out. The battle culminateswhen, after being terrorized by Ms. Harmon's character, our teen girlmerely pushes her down the stairs. But, still, the mother-of-the-yeardoes not die until -- surprise -- father-of-the-year puts a bullet inher. To her credit, Jordan Hinson, who plays the teen, did not do aneye roll when the whole mess ended.
This review is from: Glass House: The Good Mother (Amazon Instant Video) It was okay, but kind of an obvious plot and bad acting. I probably would not see it again. Bland.
Well, I think it was a pretty good movie. It was done well, and hadgreat acting. The story was very well written, except for the ending.But I think it should have been called "The good mother" and not "Glasshouse 2: The good mother". It's not about the same people, and hasNOTHING to do with Glass House. Some parts of this movie weren'texplained well. In the "deleted scenes" section of the DVD it says Abbyand Ethan's parents were shot while some one robbed them. I think itwasn't a very good idea doing that because while I was watching it, allI could of was "How did their parents die?". The other thing I wouldlike to know is what happened to Abby, Ethan, and the police man? Didhe adopt them? What happened? That's what I would like to know.All in all, this is a good movie. I recommend it to a lot of people wholike these kinds of movies!
This type of movie, more often than not, delves into the realm of camp. An over the top character like the mother in this film fits the bill perfectly. One minute sweet as pie, the next minute spitting venom to the enjoyment of all viewers. The problem with this film is that it takes itself far too seriously. There are endless shots of birds flying, sunsets,and exterior shots of the house all for no reason. The film moves at a glacial pace for most of the begining and is hampered by an absolutely ludicrous ending(even by thriller standards). Really only worth a watch for the performance by Angie HArmon.
I came across this movie on the Lifetime Movie Network this pastSaturday while scrolling the channels. I probably should have flippedback to "Quatermass and The Pit" on TCM or "The Man Who Shot LibertyValance" on AMC.Anyway, this movie, which is an "in name only" sequel to theless-than-stellar "Glass House," concerns Eve (Angie Harmon) andRaymond Goode (Joel Gretsch), who have just lost their son David. Theybecome foster parents to Abby (Jordan Hinson) and Ethan (BobbyColeman).Right off the bat, Eve, who suffers from Munchausen's Syndrome, goesoverboard in being a good mother, to the point of being psychotic. Sheultimately terrorizes the children by stitching up wounds with noanesthesia, "curing" rashes with oven cleaner, etc.You can read other reviews for the gist of the story. Harmon is anamazing actress. However, she is hampered by her goody-two shoes image.It's hard to imagine her as a villain, especially when she almostcomically snarls, rears back and gives Abby a Steffi Graf-levelbackhand.Hinson is adequate as Abby. Gretsch is completely useless as thespineless hubby Ray and the actor annoys by being up and down in hisperformance, as if he's following the director's cue every moment.The worst part of the movie is the entire premise. The Goodes arewealthy yet we never see them at work, though Eve is supposed to be anurse. We don't know what Ray does but the pair have a hugeGothic-style mansion and a large estate. Yet, we see no groundskeepers,no maids, no gardeners.We learn the Goodes took in another kid before David but he simplydisappeared. But, no one from Child Services bothers to ask whathappened to him before giving the Goodes more kids to destroy.The kids don't go to school, yet no one comes around to ask. Evenworse, Abby never leaves the grounds. She doesn't do anything a normalteen girl does -- call friends, make friends, head to the mall, hangout, text. She doesn't even make phone calls to the police to alertthem to what's happening to her.The movie is low-budget which hampers the director's ability to havethe police come out in force. However, that doesn't excuse the directorfrom doing common sense things to give his film credibility.Finally, the ending is totally contrived and uses just about everyclichÃ© in the Hollywood suburban thriller handbook. Abby can't doanything to get out of the house. The lone cop (Jason London) nevercalls for backup even after discovering a body. Eve is kicked down aflight of stairs and cracks her head -- twice. Yet, is up andbrandishing a cleaver with no ill effects. Even Ray, the spinelesshubby, finally grows one and saves the day with a gun out of nowhere.The whole movie would fit neatly into the Lifetime network's brand oftear-jerker, damsel in improbably danger kind of plot. For the rest ofus, it's just lazy, clichÃ©d and imperfect.
The movie never does explain the bed in the basement? & it does not explain who is seen by Abby sneaking around outside?Movie was going along fine but lacks in that it never substantiates the above two items & their signifigance to being seen in the 1st place.
This is the typical trash that is coming out of hollywood and their channels like lifetime, sci-fi, usa, WE and most other channels that feel they can release another movie about a mother or father gone bad on a budget that barely covers the film in the cameras but would gladly sell it to us suckers who don't know any better. Why would the guy from baggar vance ever be in a movie like this? He was great in baggar. Talk about career suicide. AWFUL, AWFUL, and awful. Please don't waste your money on another psycho mom that wants to kill all her foster children. Did I say Awful? I can't even believe they are trying to sell it.
I have to say that I especially enjoyed this movie. I'm a fan of the first Glass House movie, so when I saw this sequel in the video store I thought it sounded good.I didn't expect much at the start because I know that most sequels tend not to come up to the standard of the first movie.But I was enormously enterained by this movie. It is basically set out a little bit the same as the first movie, but with vast differences.When Abby and her brother are adopted by Eve and Raymond, things look good, but Eve is hiding a dark secret.I was very impressed with Angie Harmon (Eve). She is a sensual beauty and that makes her evil side all the more terrifying. She puts in a suberb performance and switches from good to evil in a heartbeat. The scene with the oven cleaner made me squirm.An enjoyable treat.
This film deals with two children, Abby Snow,(Jordan Hinson) and herbother, Ethan Snow,(Bobby Coleman) who are adopted by a husband andwife. These two children become very happy with their new home andparents and things start to change. Abby begins to suspect some verydark secrets that her mother has in her room. Abby also finds out thather brother Ethan is becoming ill and she fears for her life. EveGoode, (Angie Harmon) plays the role as the mother of Abby and Ethanand gives an outstanding performance as a rather moody and depressedmother who controls her children as if they were intruders. There isplenty of suspense and thrilling moments in this film and it is wellproduced and directed.
I had a feeling I may not enjoy this film because a lot of straight toDVD sequels are bad.I think I would have enjoyed this movie more if thename "Glass house" was not associated with it.This movie should haveonly been called "the good mother".It was not a sequel to the first oneat all,and had nothing at all to do with a glass house and was likewatching a made for TV movie.It had no plot and the story wasrushed.The deleted scenes were almost better.They were good andexplained more of the story so i don't understand why they were deletedto begin with. Just like the beginning of the story being rushed,theending sucked as well.It never explained what becomes of the girl andher brother after their rotten experience with the foster parents.Alsothere was a back story mentioned near the beginning of the movie thatwas never mentioned or addressed again. The whole movie was veryunrealistic and I am angry it was called Glass house 2.I really likedthe 1st one because it had a plot,the characters were believable,it hada nice thunderstorm and atmosphere, and it had an acceptableending.Even if this bad sequel had a small budget,again it should neverhave been associated with the 1st one period!
In this sequel to the mediocre original, another teenage girl and youngboy get adopted by a creepy couple after their parents pass away. Atfirst, their new life seems idyllic, but as in the first film, thingsaren't always as they seem, and there are a few skeletons busting tocome out of the closet.Okay, for a start the main problem here is there is not a sympatheticcharacter in the film. Mom is a psycho, Dad is a doormat, Abby (thegirl) is a total biatch and the young lad has so few scenes we barelyknow what to think of him. Also, from the beginning it's pretty obviousthat everything about this place spells *CREEPY* and yet, it takes Abbymore than an hour of the movie to bother doing anything about it.That's after her foster mother purposely leaves broken glass in thesink for her to cut herself with, drugs her with tranquilisers so shespends days at a time in her room and forbids her to leave the house orspeak to anyone on the phone. Even when her brother falls MYSTERIOUSLYILL with 'food poisoning' and crazy mom won't take him to the hospital,she still doesn't twig. Fortunately, there's a convenient bedroom fullof evidence of her past crimes and... Oh, wait, I'm getting ahead ofmyself here. If you're going to watch it, I suppose you want todiscover the 'surprises' all by yourself. Lucky you.The acting all round ranges from average to deplorable (especially inthe later sections when things get REALLY over the top), there isn't anunpredictable plot twist in the script and most of the occurrenceshappened in the original, anyway. So why not do yourself a favour, seeThe Glass House again instead? Save yourself a rental fee. Or betteryet, why not just dump both movies and go watch something classic fromthat Master Of Suspense himself, Sir Alfred Hitchcock? I recommendNorth By Northwest or The Birds. No, they weren't made this century,but I tell you what.. they beat ten shades of poo out of today'sso-called thrillers. Exhibit A: this film. Life is short, after all..3/10
"The Good Mother" begins with recently orphaned children, Abby and Ethan, who are adapted by seemingly nice husband and wife Raymond and Eve living in a fancy house. But of course the two children will find that the couple's nice and kind attitudes hide something else, something that was NOT seen in the previously released "The Glass House," made about five years ago.I don't spoil your fun of watching "The Good Mother" another entry of Sony's direct-to-video film, of which story itself, predictable and ridiculous, would not be of much interest to most of you than the (intentionally, I guess) campy acting from the leading lady Angie Harmon as Eve. Her unique character would surely remind you of "Mommy Dearest" if not as intense as Faye Dunaway's now legendary performance. Look how Eve, or a good mother if you like, checks out each item before having dinner with awfully boring husband, saying "Chicken, beans, salad, wine ... perfect." In a scene you can see her actually growling like a tiger. That's hilarious. If you can ignore the countless plots holes and incredible stupid decisions some characters make, you might find yourself enjoying this B thriller. Surprisingly good is Jordan Hinson as Abby, who deserves a much better script than this. To these two leading ladies go my two stars.
This review is from: Glass House - The Good Mother (DVD) This movie is like the original Glass House movie, but I think it's more "cut up". I don't know. The original one had the foster father (forget his name at the moment) try to kill the kids at the end of the movie. In this movie, the foster mother goes crazy and tries to kill the sister and brother. I won't ruin the movie for others, but it's a good movie... least I thought it was!