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Entertainment Hillbilly Elegy, Starring Amy Adams and Glenn Close, Divides Critics as It Hits Netflix

20:55  24 november  2020
20:55  24 november  2020 Source:   people.com

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Starring : Amy Adams , Glenn Close , Gabriel Basso. Coming November 24. Amy Adams , Glenn Close and Gabriel Basso star in a film from Oscar winner Ron Howard, based on J.D. Vance's bestselling memoir.

Hillbilly Elegy is a 2020 American drama film directed by Ron Howard, from a screenplay by Vanessa Taylor, based on the 2016 memoir of the same name by J. D. Vance.

Ron Howard's new Netflix film Hillbilly Elegy has critics divided — with some saying it's Oscar-worthy and others deeming it the worst movie of the year.

The adaptation of J.D. Vance's controversial 2016 memoir of the same name debuted on the streaming service Tuesday, telling the story of Vance's upbringing in Middletown, Ohio, and how he went on to become a successful Yale Law School grad. Vance, 36, served as an executive producer on the movie, which also stars Amy Adams as his troubled mother Bev and Glenn Close as his eccentric grandmother Mamaw.

a man standing on top of a grass covered field: The new movie, based on J.D. Vance's bestselling 2016 memoir, is now available to stream on Netflix © Provided by People The new movie, based on J.D. Vance's bestselling 2016 memoir, is now available to stream on Netflix

"Hillbilly Elegy plays like 'privileged' Hollywood outsiders looking in with pity so as to assuage their white liberal guilt. By ignoring the very specific politics and personal observations that made the book allegedly valuable as a memoir, the film negates its very reason for existing," wrote Scott Mendelson for Forbes.

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With Haley Bennett, Amy Adams , Glenn Close , Freida Pinto. Stars : Haley Bennett, Amy Adams , Glenn Close | See full cast & crew ». Based on the bestselling memoir by J.D. Vance, HILLBILLY ELEGY is a modern exploration of the American Dream and three generations of an Appalachian

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David Sims, in his review for The Atlantic, wrote that the movie boasts an "Oscar-friendly narrative of personal triumph" but argued that it is "also one of the worst movies of the year."

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The A.V. Club's Katie Rife called the movie "bootstrapping poverty porn" that "reinforces the stereotypes it insists it’s illuminating."

On Rotten Tomatoes as of Tuesday morning, Hillbilly Elegy holds an unfavorable 26 percent score, with a summary of reviews on the site reading: "With the form of an awards-season hopeful but the soul of a bland melodrama, Hillbilly Elegy strands some very fine actors in the not-so-deep South."

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Starring : Amy Adams , Glenn Close , Gabriel Basso. Coming November 24. Amy Adams , Glenn Close and Gabriel Basso star in a film from Oscar winner Ron Howard, based on J.D. Vance's bestselling memoir.

Netflix and third parties use cookies and similar technologies on this website to collect information about your browsing activities which we use to analyse your use of the website, to personalize our services and Hillbilly Elegy . 1h 55mDramas. Starring : Amy Adams , Glenn Close , Gabriel Basso.

"The intentions are admirable: the filmmakers want to make room for J.D. at the table ... and to give his family story a fair hearing. But it can be hard to figure out what story the filmmakers think they should be telling," said The New York Times' A.O. Scott.

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Many reviewers, however, agree the performances are standouts. The Chicago Sun-Times' critic Richard Roeper said Adams, 46, and Close, 73, are "near locks to be nominated for their great work."

"Adams makes Bev's every resentment, disappointment and pleasure thoroughly believable," wrote Sheri Linden in The Hollywood Reporter's review, adding that Adams "digs in just as intensely" into her role as Close does.

As TIME's critic Stephanie Zacharek put it: "Hillbilly Elegy isn’t as terrible as the trailers make it look, but as an enterprise it’s just all-around sad, a movie that courts sympathy for its characters yet ends up only as a requiem for itself."

Hillbilly Elegy is now available to stream on Netflix

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