The next Meryl Streep?

No horror film delivers as many battles with demons as the family drama “The Glass Castle.” Based on Jeannette Walls’ 2005 memoir about growing up with an alcoholic father (Woody Harrelson) and an out-of-touch mother (Naomi Watts), the film by director/writer Destin Daniel Cretton is a compelling story of the power of hope and the human will, and the strength that comes from family. Brie Larson, as the adult Jeannette, shows all the skills to be the next Meryl Streep.

Rick Bentley, Tribune News Service