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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.

Amy Adams Reveals Which of Her Films She Still Loves to Quote!

Amy Adams is looking back on the movies she’s starred in!

While promoting her new movie Hillbilly Elegy, the 46-year-old six-time Oscar nominee talked about her cult classic movie Drop Dead Gorgeous.

The 1999 mockumentary was about the Mount Rose beauty pageant and the tragedies that happen behind the scenes. Amy starred in the movie alongside Kirsten Dunst, Kirstie Alley, Brittany Murphy, Allison Janney, and Denise Richards. It was also the first movie she ever made.

In her new interview, Amy talked about how Drop Dead Gorgeous is still popular with fans, over 20 years after it was released.

“I am constantly quoting the film so it doesn’t surprise me,” Amy explained to E! News, adding that whenever she’s dressed up she quotes the film’s iconic line, “lights, camera, action and me without a stitch of makeup.”

Amy added that she also loves the line, “She’s skinny, not deaf!” which was said by Denise‘s character Becky Ann Leeman.

“It was before its time,” Amy shared of the controversial comedy, “but I love it and I’m so proud that was my first film.”

Amy Adams‘ new movie Hillbilly Elegy will be released on Netflix on Tuesday, November 24 – watch the trailer here!

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Amy Adams & Glenn Close Star in 'Hillbilly Elegy' - Watch the Trailer!

The trailer for Ron Howard‘s new film Hillbilly Elegy has just debuted!

The film stars Amy Adams, Glenn Close, Gabriel Basso, Haley Bennett, Freida Pinto, Bo Hopkins and Owen Asztalos.

Here’s a synopsis: J.D. Vance (Basso), a former Marine from southern Ohio and current Yale Law student, is on the verge of landing his dream job when a family crisis forces him to return to the home he’s tried to forget. J.D. must navigate the complex dynamics of his Appalachian family, including his volatile relationship with his mother Bev (Adams), who’s struggling with addiction. Fueled by memories of his grandmother Mamaw (Close), the resilient and whip-smart woman who raised him, J.D. comes to embrace his family’s indelible imprint on his own personal journey.

The film will debut on November 24 on Netflix.

Check it out…

Danny Pino Joins 'Dear Evan Hansen' Movie Cast in Role That's Being Reconceived from Broadway Show

Danny Pino has joined the star-studded cast of the upcoming Dear Evan Hansen movie!

The 46-year-old actor, best known for his work on shows like Cold Case and Law & Order: Special Victims Unit, will be playing a role that is being reconceived from the Broadway show.

The story revolves around “Evan Hansen, a high schooler with social anxiety. He unintentionally gets caught up in a lie after the family of a classmate who committed suicide mistakes one of Hansen’s letters for their son’s suicide note.”

Danny will be playing the stepfather of the student who commits suicide. Amy Adams will be playing the mother of the student.

In the Broadway musical, Larry Murphy is the father of the student, Connor, but the character will now be a stepfather, according to THR.

Ben Platt, Kaitlyn Dever, Colton Ryan, Amandla Stenberg, and Nik Dodani are also starring in the movie version of the Tony-winning musical.

Amy Adams Joins Cast of 'Dear Evan Hansen' Movie Musical!

Amy Adams is joining the cast of the upcoming film adaptation of the Broadway musical Dear Evan Hansen!

The story revolves around “Evan Hansen, a high schooler with social anxiety. He unintentionally gets caught up in a lie after the family of a classmate who committed suicide mistakes one of Hansen’s letters for their son’s suicide note.”

The Oscar-nominated actress will play Cynthia Murphy, the mother of Connor, the student who commits suicide, according to Deadline.

Ben Platt is reprising his Tony-winning role as Evan. Colton Ryan will playing Connor, a role he played on Broadway, while Kaitlyn Dever will play his sister Zoe. Amandla Stenberg has also joined the cast in a role that is expected to be expanded.

Earlier this month, Amy lined up a brand new project with Netflix.

'Justice League: The Snyder Cut' Gets a New Trailer, Will Be Released in Four Parts

The first teaser trailer for the upcoming Justice League: The Snyder Cut has been released!

Zack Snyder was the original director of the DC Universe movie Justice League, but he had to drop out in the middle of filming due to a family emergency and Joss Whedon was brought in to finish the movie.

The film was not well-received and fans have been asking Zack to release his own cut for years… and now he finally is doing that.

During the DC Fandome event on Saturday (August 22), Zack revealed that the film will be released on HBO Max in 2021 in four, one-hour segments. There will also be an option to watch the project as one, four-hour movie.

Featured in the trailer are Ben Affleck as Batman, Henry Cavill as Superman, Gal Gadot as Wonder Woman, Jason Momoa as Aquaman, Ray Fisher as Cyborg, and Ezra Miller as The Flash, as well as more franchise stars like Amy Adams, Amber Heard, Kiersey Clemons, and Diane Lane.

Zack revealed during the panel that Cyborg is the “heart of the movie,” and that the character “holds the team together in a lot of ways,” according to Variety.

Amy Adams Will Produce & Star in Netflix Limited Series 'Kings of America'

Amy Adams has lined up a brand new project at Netflix.

According to The Hollywood Reporter, the 45-year-old actress will star in one of the lead roles in limited series Kings of America.

Succession’s Adam McKay will also direct.

Kings of America will also tell the stories of a Walmart heiress, a maverick executive and a long-time Walmart saleswoman and preacher who fought against the retail giant in the biggest class action lawsuit in U.S. history.

Amy is also listed as an executive producer through her Bond Group Entertainment company.

Earlier this week, it was also revealed that Amy‘s already filmed movie, The Woman in the Window, is in talks to premiere on Netflix.

If you missed it, Amy has also been tapped to star in another flick who is convinced she’s turning into this animal.