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The Glass Castle

2017

A young girl comes of age in a dysfunctional family of nonconformist nomads with a mother who's an eccentric artist and an alcoholic father who would stir the children's imagination with hope as a distraction to their poverty.

127 min

Poor Kids

N/A

The Motel

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Volver

After her death, a mother returns to her home town in order to fix the situations she couldn't resolve during her life.

Crazywise

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A family of small-time crooks take in a child they find outside in the cold.

Parasite

Greed and class discrimination threaten the newly formed symbiotic relationship between the wealthy Park family and the destitute Kim clan.

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Following the death of her adoptive parents, a successful young black optometrist establishes contact with her biological mother -- a lonely white factory worker living in poverty in East London.

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Lieutenant John Dunbar, assigned to a remote western Civil War outpost, befriends wolves and Indians, making him an intolerable aberration in the military.

EXPLORE TOPIC

Dysfunctional Childhood