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Amy Adams Responds to 'Hillbilly Elegy' Criticism & Negative Reviews Surrounding the Film

Amy Adams Responds to 'Hillbilly Elegy' Criticism & Negative Reviews Surrounding the Film

Netflix’s Hillbilly Elegy, starring Amy Adams and Glenn Close and directed by Ron Howard, is being critically panned and the stars are now reacting to the movie’s reviews.

Many of the criticisms of the movie are from how the film portrays its Appalachian setting and characters in that region of the country.

One review from NME states that the movie “betrays the very people it’s trying to celebrate” by “failing to acknowledge the legitimate problems they face.”

When asked about the movie’s reviews by NME, Amy responded, “I think the themes of this movie are very universal. Whether it be generational trauma, whether it be just examining where we come from to understand where we’re going and who we are. I think the universality of the themes of the movie far transcend politics.”

Glenn added that the movie “wasn’t made with politics in mind, it was made with Ron’s intent. I think he succeeded magnificently to tell the story of a very specific family.”

“I never would presume to say what critics should or shouldn’t do,” Amy said when asked if critics should have put politics aside when watching the movie. “Everybody has a voice and can use it how they choose to use it.”

The film currently has a 26% on Rotten Tomatoes and you can check out the trailer here.

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Posted to: Amy Adams, Glenn Close, Netflix

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