This is so visually unappealing and hard to get through. I wanted to enjoy the music, and perhaps a good story, but I honestly just couldn't. Maybe I'll listen to the record.
Considering a viewing of this? Don't do it. Just stay away. Your life will be much better for it.
And Tom Hooper - why must you fucking betray us like this. Why!? I loved Les Miserables, but Cats just made me want to cry, and not in the way Les Mis did. SMH 😭😭😭
Is Hillbilly Elegy a failed opportunity for class analysis as well as a lesson about generational trauma that stems from poverty and addiction? No, because that wasn't the point. The point is we can all be opportunistic pricks like JD Vance. We can all sell out our shitty lives and families, "crawl" out of poverty and become scum Republicans that reproduce the same misery we escape. Ah yes, that smells about right.
Hillbilly Elegy is garbage. Believe me, I tried…