Hillbilly Elegy

Hillbilly Elegy

Good grief this was bad.

Oscar bait, poverty porn twaddle that asks us to sympathise with a venture capitalist who has the personality of a toaster as it apporaches its hackneyed material in the most banal way imaginable. The direction is bland, the editing is awful, the script is packed with forced conflict and every single character is a walking stereotype (with Amy Adams and Glenn Close delivering perfromances that are laughably histrionic). To say this is superficial would be an understatement.

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