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Hillbilly Elegy
Hillbilly Elegy

Year Released: 2020

Staring: Amy Adams, Glenn Close, Gabriel Basso, Haley Bennett

Director: Ron Howard

Plot

An urgent phone call pulls a Yale Law student back to his Ohio hometown, where he reflects on three generations of family history and his own future.

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"If you enjoy reading my Spoiler-Free reviews, please follow my blog @ https://www.msbreviews.com This film is based on a memoir of the same title written by J.D. Vance, the man who gives name to the main character or, in better words, the character whose point of view is what the movie describes. As I always do, my preparation for any film means I don't watch trailers nor try to know too much about the story. I knew this movie was based on a supposedly true story or in some sort of book, and"

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"Interesting and hearty story, which helps <em>'Hillbilly Elegy'</em> overcome the fact it probably isn't that great a film as a whole. I enjoyed watching the cast. Gabriel Basso gives a good performance in the role of J. D. Vance, though is outshone by Owen Asztalos; who plays the younger version of Vance. Elsewhere, star names Amy Adams and Glenn Close support strongly. Freida Pinto is even involved, albeit in a minor and largely unimportant part. I don't love the way the story is told, o"

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"This is another entry in the wrenching genre of Oprah book club family dysfunction fare. The dysfunction extends through two generations here, plenty of material to mine for lousy parenting and distressing reality show-worthy bad behavior. It is well done I suppose, as you would expect from Ron Howard, but I confess I have a low threshold for this genre and had to force myself to finish it. One bright light was that at least the brother and sister were there fir each other and counterbalanced"

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