Hillbilly Elegy

Hillbilly Elegy ★★

Sanding whatever good edges there were in Vance's book away to a dull nub of a white trash, rags to riches drama leaves us nothing else other than a pretty bad script, an inordinant amount of bad hair, a lot of drug use, way too many Appalachian rednecks (growing up and living in the South, I'm gonna say it's not offensive for me to use the word lol), and balls to the wall showpiece acting plastered all over the whole thing. I know Ron Howard knows how to make a movie, but he doth protest too much here.

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