Hillbilly Elegy Reviews Are In

Nov 10, 2020 19:00


Amy Adams and Glenn Close elevate well but #HillbillyElegy is just the wrong movie at the wrong time and feels like the cinematic equivalent of "all lives matter" & there are "very fine people on both sides." J.D. Vance's story unfolds like a Hallmark channel Sunday morning reel. pic.twitter.com/gY3jBl1LJd
- Clayton Davis (@AwardsCircuit) November Read more... )

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justrachna November 10 2020, 20:57:34 UTC
This movie looks so bad. Amy Adams deserves better

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t_snake November 10 2020, 20:58:43 UTC
Wrong movie, wrong timing.. So she's Winning this time.

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chungkingxpress November 10 2020, 22:52:34 UTC
It should've been Arrival, gdi.

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__nocturna November 10 2020, 20:59:03 UTC
maybe i need to see more of her work, but i've never really gotten all the hoopla over amy adams. she's a good actress but not amazing imo

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jensonanckles November 10 2020, 21:05:59 UTC
I think I've only seen her in Arrival and Sharp Objects but I think she gives amazing performances in both!

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emptyobsidian November 10 2020, 21:07:03 UTC
I feel like she plays Amy Adams in any role and any context. Like, zero range, though likable enough. And, its fine to basically play the same character every time, but I don't get why she is branded the best actress of our generation sometimes because of it lol.

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__nocturna November 10 2020, 21:09:39 UTC
yea, i feel the same way

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jontargaryen November 10 2020, 21:06:17 UTC
This part of the metacritic summary is so weird to me:

Fueled by memories of his grandmother Mamaw

Mamaw is just an Appalachian word for grandmother. Why is it written like it's her name? Would you say "his grandmother Grandma"?

Anyway, fuck JD Vance.

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babyyoda November 10 2020, 21:14:20 UTC
I’m from Texas and had a grandma called mamaw, I think it’s used as a name some places

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jontargaryen November 10 2020, 21:21:05 UTC
I think they're using it as her name because her first name isn't said in the movie, but it's just mildly disorienting to read "his grandmother Grandmother." That said, I probably only noticed it because Vance thinks he's a very special snowflake for calling his grandmother "mamaw." He thinks it's some kind of quirky thing because not everyone in suburban Ohio does that, but like, it's pretty basic/uninteresting Southern slang.

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babyyoda November 10 2020, 21:30:37 UTC
Tbh it was news to me that it’s an Appalachian word, I’m also unfamiliar with this film maker but from what I’m reading the book and movie do not interest me. Just weighing in on the mamaw aspect lol

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polynucleotide November 10 2020, 21:07:21 UTC
we all knew this was going to be unwatchable trash, but getting it confirmed is so sweet lmaoo.

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