Okay, they donít actually eat puppies, but that wouldíve made this movie a whole lot more interesting.
Let me tell you exactly what kind of movie we have here: Halfway through, the main character discovers the shocking truth behind her new foster parents by Googling ďMom poisons child.Ē Iím serious. Another good example of the filmís quality is this exchange of dialogue that takes place as Eve tries to kill Abby: ďAll I wanted to be was a good mother!Ē ďBut youíre not!Ē The entire movie runs at pretty much this caliber of cinema and I donít think I need to insult your intelligence by explaining it any further.
Angie Harmon actually does a good job going all Norman Bates on these poor children, convincingly crazy but without going overboard. Iím just sorry that sheís been relegated to second-rate direct-to-video thrillers. Jordan Hinson, who plays Abby also does a good job with what sheís given and unlike a lot of bad movies, keeps you from rooting for the kids to be killed.
Thereís a tense moment here or there but GLASS HOUSE: THE GOOD MOTHER canít overcome the lame retread of a story. And the house isnít even made of glass! (Donít tell me itís a metaphor; thatís giving the movie way too much credit.)
Commentary by the director, producer and editor: The main topic of conversation seems to be the fast shooting schedule and miniscule budget. Point taken, but that's no excuse; some of the best movies ever were done quick and cheap.
Deleted Scenes (5:50): These six scenes answer a couple of the gaping questions left by the movie, not that anybody is going to beat themselves up over it.
Extra Tidbit: Jason London, who has a bit part as a cop, is not T.S. from MALLRATS. Thatís actually his twin brother Jeremy London. The more you knowÖ