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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.

Glenn Close Reveals the One Scene She Refused to Do in 'Air Force One'

Glenn Close is looking back on her role in Air Force One.

During a new interview with Vanity Fair, the 73-year-old actress revealed there was one scene written for her character Vice President Kathryn Bennett in the 1997 political action thriller that she refused to do.

In the movie, President James Marshall (Harrison Ford), his family, and some staff are aboard Air Force One when the plane is taken over by terrorists. Glenn‘s character is in Washington, D.C. overseeing the situation.

Glenn revealed that at one point, her character was supposed to start crying while sitting down with staff, but she refused to do it because she didn’t want Bennett to appear weak.

“One thing I remember, they had a scene around that table where she broke down crying,” Glenn explained. “And I said, ‘I will not do that. I don’t think that would happen. Not my vice president. My vice president would not break down into tears. She would step up to the challenge.’ So they changed it.”

Just recently, Glenn admitted that she was very surprised when this actress won an Oscar.

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Glenn Close Admits She Was Surprised by Gwyneth Paltrow's 1999 Oscar Win

Glenn Close is opening up about the Academy Awards.

The 73-year-old Hillbilly Elegy actress got candid in an interview with ABC News’ Popcorn with Peter Travers.

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During the discussion, she talked about her feelings about awards shows, as well as comparing different performances, and she used Gwyneth Paltrow‘s 1999 Best Actress win for Shakespeare in Love as an example of one that didn’t “make sense” to her.

“I honestly feel that to be nominated by your peers is about as good as it gets. And then, I’ve never understood how you could honestly compare performances, you know? I remember the year Gwyneth Paltrow won over that incredible actress who was in Central Station and I thought, ‘What?’ It doesn’t make sense,” she explained.

“So I think who wins has a lot of things to do with how things have been, you know, whether it has traction or whatever. Publicity, how much money did they have to put it out in front of everybody’s sight. I have to be philosophical about it, if I was upset about it,” she continued.

“I’m very proud of the times that my peers have felt that my performance was worthy of attention,” she added.

Gwyneth Paltrow recently posted a very emotional picture with her kids.

Glenn Close Disguises Herself as Joe Biden In Funny Instagram as Election Results Come In

Glenn Close is feeling really good on Election Day as she dressed up as Democratic nominee Joe Biden.

The 73-year-old Oscar nominated actress went all out to show her support for Mr. Biden, by using a cut out of his face for a face mask, plus a sweatshirt from the campaign which read “unity over division.”

“Joe is feeling GOOD,” Glenn captioned the slideshow of pictures showing just how good she imagined Biden was doing. “GO JOE AND KAMALA!!!!”

She also added a lot of hashtags following, including “#wewillgethtroughthistogether” and “#joebidenforpresident2020,” as well as “#ivoted,” “#voteblue2020,” and “#proudtovoteforawoman.”

Glenn has been active in her political support for years, and was raised in a Democratic family. During the 2016 election, she backed Hillary Clinton.

Earlier today, it was revealed that Biden had won two key states in the race for the Presidential office.

You can check out his speech to his supporters here!

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…

Mila Kunis Gets Ashton Kutcher's Support at 'Four Good Days' Sundance Premiere!

Mila Kunis hits the red carpet for the premiere of her movie Four Good Days during the 2020 Sundance Film Festival on Saturday night (January 25) at the Eccles Center Theatre in Park City, Utah.

The 36-year-old actress was joined inside the theatre by her husband Ashton Kutcher, 41, though he skipped the carpet.

Mila was joined at the event by her co-stars Glenn Close and Stephen Root, as well as writer and director Rodrigo García.

Earlier in the day, Mila, Glenn, and Rodrigo did some interviews at The IMDb Studio At Acura Festival Village and The Vulture Spot presented by Amazon Fire TV.

FYI: Mila is wearing a Catherine Gee tee while doing press. Glenn wore a Smythe coat and The Frye Company boots.

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Meryl Streep & Glenn Close Step Out For SAG Awards 2020!

Meryl Streep and Glenn Close looked so glamorous at the 2020 Screen Actors Guild Awards!

The two actresses attended the event on Sunday evening (January 19) at the Shrine Auditorium in Los Angeles.

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During the show, Meryl‘s show Big Little Lies was up for Outstanding Performance by an Ensemble in a Drama Series while Glenn took to the stage to present an award.

The SAG Awards honor the best performances in film and television and only actors vote for who wins. Make sure to tune in tonight at 8pm EST / 5pm PST on TNT and TBS.

FYI: Glenn is wearing an Oscar de la Renta gown, Zanotti shoes, Cartier jewelry and carrying a Tyler Ellis clutch.

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