Hillbilly Elegy

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Cinema 21 Northwest Portland (Portland)
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This not-very-well-received Netflix adaptation of J. D. Vance's bestselling (but also contentious) 2016 memoir centers around the Appalachian values of his white, working-class, Kentucky-based family. Here's an outtake from Alissa Wilkinson's Vox review: "I am surprised it’s as bad as it is. Written for the screen by Vanessa Taylor (The Shape of Water, Hope Springs) and directed by Ron Howard, it is distractingly Hollywoodified, a rich person’s idea of what it is like to be a poor person, a tone-deaf attempt to assuage a very particular kind of liberal guilt by reifying the very thing that caused the guilt in the first place. And, perhaps worst of all, it’s a very dull movie." Some people think Glenn Close is good in it.


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