Directed by Ron Howard.
Starring Amy Adams, Glenn Close, Gabriel Basso, Haley Bennett, and Freida Pinto.
Hillbilly Elegy should be one of the best movies of the year given its cast, but join our host EJ Moreno as he explains why this Amy Adams and Glenn Close-led film is one of the year’s weakest offerings. We could be entering the 2021 Academy Awards season with another Green Book on our hands.
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J.D. Vance (Gabriel Basso), a former Marine from southern Ohio and current Yale Law student is on the verge of landing his dream job when a family crisis forces him to return to the home he’s tried to forget. J.D. must navigate the complex dynamics of his Appalachian family, including his volatile relationship with his mother Bev (Amy Adams), who’s struggling with addiction. Fueled by memories of his grandmother Mamaw (Glenn Close), the resilient and whip-smart woman who raised him, J.D. comes to embrace his family’s indelible imprint on his own personal journey.