meezahns’s review published on Letterboxd:
Hillbilly Elegy is a fragmented and poorly paced and focused (relating to central characters not Maryse Alberti’s beautiful cinematography) film that offers some great moments (ie the meals on wheels scene) but mostly a lot of “Ehh” moments (ie flashbacks to events that took place minutes prior).
This is a story about a man who grew up in a specific context. It’s not truly capturing a broader scope or culture.
This wasn’t an elegy; “reflective” is not a word associated with this film.