Hill Billy Elegy Review-IGN

Based on JD Vance’s acclaimed memoirs, Ron Howard’s Hillbilly Elegy features a powerful “reverse makeover” performance from Glenn Close and Amy Adams (which should shine well in the award season). But in the end, the movie is a rather hollow, overly shiny attempt to encapsulate JD’s struggle to escape a life of abuse and poverty.

Hill Billy Elegy presents interesting and important themes about the difficulty of escaping the cycle of violence and how poverty itself is ill, but the story goes back and forth between JD’s past and is a bit loose. Too much, we’re just getting the bullets of the hill people’s struggle, so you start to release emotionally.

Again, Close and Adams are very good, and when you look at the actual footage of JD’s “Mamaw” and his mother on the last credit, how well these talented performers can show real people. You can see if you are approaching. But Hillbilly Elegy had to be a little rough and a little tolerant. I can’t modify the structure of the story, but I feel that someone could have dug more out of this story on a smaller budget than this optimistic and soupy Ron Howard’s work.

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Spoken through JD’s eyes as both teenagers and young adults attending Yale University (Owen Astaros and Gabriel Basso of Big C, respectively), Hillbilly Elegy lands on the runway long enough to resonate. Never do. In particular, he receives a flash of mania performance from Adams as JD’s mother’s torrent, the horribly unbalanced addict Bev, but sitting with something long enough to care about. Never. This movie relies on a simple montage to keep us completely up to the present at the end of life after JD decides to put together his s ***.

Close’s Mamaw, JD’s ultimate hard-nose caregiver, excels as a chain smoker, blasphemous grandma, and some of the best moments in the movie are Mamaw’s trying to do better with JD than Bev. It comes from the choice. The story goes past most of Mama’s ominous shortcomings as a real mother, raising Beb in a miserable home of emotional horror, flashing it back quickly and “I might have done better”. I left it to a few lines like ( very (At least), but the relationship between Mama and JD is the most formidable and satisfying part of the movie. Even if it was performed in a very rotten Hollywood way.Freida Pinto plays a kind of thankful role as JD’s “current” girlfriend Usha. Most of her scenes take place over the phone as JD tries to return JD to an internship interview while taking care of his addicted mother, if Usha knows the whole family history. I’m afraid to leave. JD actually grew up in a dilapidated and depressed area of ​​Middletown, Ohio, while spending the summer in the hills of Kentucky. This place was more harmful to my family than if I actually returned to the mountains.

JD’s life begins to take a savage turn in the midst of an unemployed, lonely Middletown. Therefore, Utopia, a small town where his mom once fled, makes his clan a kind of “Hillbilly royal family” and more dangerous than Appalachia. Hillbilly Elegy isn’t a complete loss, mainly due to its vibrant performance, but it can’t even deliver the message it wants to deliver. It’s so sophisticated and out of focus that you can’t completely immerse you in that gravel. By splitting the story into past and present (now 2011), we provide scatter shot screenshots of JD’s life in a way that keeps the distance.

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