Hillbilly Elegy Review

Hillbilly Elegy is available to stream on Netflix. [poilib element="accentDivider"] Based on J. D. Vance's acclaimed memoir, Ron Howard's Hillbilly Elegy features powerful "reverse makeover" performances from Glenn Close and Amy Adams (that are sure to shine up nicely come awards season) but ultimately the film is a somewhat hollow, overly-glossy attempt to encapsulate J.D.'s struggles to escape a life of abuse and poverty. There are interesting, and important, themes at play in Hillbilly Elegy, about the difficulties of escaping cycles of violence and how destitution itself is a disease but the narrative bounces back and forth between J.D.'s past and present a bit too loosely, to the point where you start disengaging emotionally because we're only getting the bullet points of hill folk strife. Again, Close and Adams are very good, and when you see actual footage of J.D's "Mamaw" and mother during the final credits, you'll note just how close these high-caliber performers came to mirroring the actual people.

Topics:  mamaw   i could have done better   netflix   based    j    ron howard's hillbilly elegy   glenn close   amy adams    j     j     j    told    j    yale owen asztalos   the big c's gabriel basso    j     j     j     j    bev the    j    hollywood   freida pinto    j     j    kentucky   ohio    j    appalachia    j    hillbilly elegy   j    ron howard   d.s    hillbilly   close   adams   bev   usha   middletown   hillbilly   review   j.d.   present   j.d   mother   life   story   performances   actual   widget   path="global/article/imagegallery   film   long   deliver   good   family   bit   movie   place   fully   quick   care   
BING NEWS:
  • Movie Review | Hillbilly Elegy
    Although Ron Howard’s newest movie, Hillbilly Elegy, is set in rural Ohio and Kentucky and not Cambria County, locals may find people and places in the film that look very ...
    01/14/2021 - 4:00 pm | View Link
  • Hillbilly Elegy
    IMDb, the world's most popular and authoritative source for movie, TV and celebrity content.
    01/14/2021 - 11:00 am | View Link
  • The common ground of human dignity
    A Memoir of a Family and Culture in Crisis, have been scratching their heads over the critical response to director Ron Howard’s new film of the same name. Under normal circumstances, critics and ...
    01/14/2021 - 5:16 am | View Link
  • COMMUNITY NEWSLETTER: Be aware of the language you use with substance abuse disorders
    I recently watched “Hillbilly Elegy” on Netflix, and, though I haven’t read JD Vance’s memoir that the movie is based on, I do recall when the book came out and the outcry about the language of ...
    01/9/2021 - 2:16 am | View Link
  • ‘Hillbilly Elegy’ author J.D. Vance giving virtual talk at NDSU
    J.D. Vance, author of the New York Times best-seller “Hillbilly Elegy,” will give a virtual presentation to North Dakota State University on Tuesday, Jan. 19, at 3 p.m. on Zoom.
    01/7/2021 - 4:33 am | View Link
  • More
BING SEARCH:
  • 'Hillbilly Elegy' critics show they despise 'deplorables'
    By ­humanizing those lower-class whites, Netflix’s “Hillbilly Elegy” calls the whole enterprise into question. Humanizing the working class was once what Democrats were about.
    01/17/2021 - 11:51 am | View Website
  • 'Hillbilly Elegy' Movie vs. the True Story of J.D. Vance's Family
    The Hillbilly Elegy true story confirms that Bev Vance married her high school boyfriend and entered into a life beset by fighting, drama, and violence, similar to the dysfunction she had observed in her parents' relationship. She gave birth to J.D.'s sister, Lindsay, at age 19 and filed for divorce that same year.
    01/17/2021 - 8:52 am | View Website
  • Hillbilly Elegy (2020)
    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 family as told by its youngest member, a Yale Law student forced to return to his hometown.
    01/17/2021 - 8:45 am | View Website
  • Hillbilly Elegy: A Memoir of a Family and Culture in Crisis ...
    Hillbilly Elegy is a passionate and personal analysis of a culture in crisis—that of poor, white Americans. The disintegration of this group, a process that has been slowly occurring now for over forty years, has been reported with growing frequency and alarm, but has never before been written about as searingly from the inside.
    01/17/2021 - 7:55 am | View Website
  • Hillbilly Elegy (film)
    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.The film stars Amy Adams, Glenn Close, Gabriel Basso, Haley Bennett, Freida Pinto, Bo Hopkins, and Owen Asztalos, and follows a Yale law student who must return to his family in Ohio after a family emergency.
    01/17/2021 - 7:48 am | View Website
  • More
Welcome to Wopular!

Welcome to Wopular

Wopular is an online newspaper rack, giving you a summary view of the top headlines from the top news sites.

Senh Duong (Founder)
Wopular, MWB, RottenTomatoes

Subscribe to Wopular's RSS Fan Wopular on Facebook Follow Wopular on Twitter Follow Wopular on Google Plus

MoviesWithButter : Our Sister Site

More Movies News