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Hillbilly Elegy

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Hillbilly Elegy#1
Posted: 12/16/20 at 9:20am

Has anybody seen "Hillbilly Elegy" on Netflix? I watched it the other night and it was not great but still enjoyable. I got a "kick" out of Glenn Close playing "Mamaw" and thought Freida Pinto as "Usha" (JD Vance girlfriend) was really good

Updated On: 12/16/20 at 09:20 AM
Alex Kulak2
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Hillbilly Elegy#2
Posted: 12/16/20 at 9:24pm

I haven't seen it yet, but I've definitely heard the controversy with it. My main umbrage is the depiction of his mother's drug use. I'm the son of a recovering alcoholic, and the idea of exploiting a loved one's addiction to further one's political agenda (especially one that's been shown time and time again to hurt those suffering from addiction) just really rubs me the wrong way.

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Hillbilly Elegy#3
Posted: 12/17/20 at 4:06pm

The book was more politically aware, Mamaw figures prominently, but his mother is more of a peripheral character.  The story was really rewritten. That being said, the film was OK., book was better but differently purposed.

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Hillbilly Elegy#4
Posted: 12/24/20 at 8:24pm

EW magazine thought it was a mess.