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Hillbilly Elegy (2020)

R | | Drama | 24 November 2020 (USA)
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An urgent phone call pulls a Yale Law student back to his Ohio hometown, where he reflects on three generations of family history and his own future.

Director:

Ron Howard

Writers:

J.D. Vance (based on the book by), Vanessa Taylor
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Amy Adams ... Bev
Glenn Close ... Mamaw
Gabriel Basso ... J.D. Vance
Haley Bennett ... Lindsay
Freida Pinto ... Usha
Bo Hopkins ... Papaw
Owen Asztalos ... Young J.D. Vance
Jesse C. Boyd ... Matt
Stephen Kunken ... Phillip Roseman
Keong Sim ... Ken
Morgan Gao ... Travis
Ethan Suess ... Chris
Jono Mitchell ... Kevin (as Jonothon Mitchell)
Bill Kelly ... Uncle Pet
David Dwyer ... Uncle Arch

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Based on the bestselling memoir by J.D. Vance, HILLBILLY ELEGY is a modern exploration of the American Dream and three generations of an Appalachian family as told by its youngest member, a Yale Law student forced to return to his hometown. Written by Netflix

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Drama

Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated R for language throughout, drug content and some violence | See all certifications »

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Trivia

A list of popular cuss words and insults that Mamaw Bonnie regularly used were submitted to the production company by the family. Some, though popular behind the scenes, were too much for public consumption. See more »

Goofs

When JD arrives at the swimming hole, a boy greets him and then disappears, then when three bullies push him under the water, the next scene shows other kids at the swimming hole, but when JD makes it to shore, only he at the three bullies are on land. See more »

Quotes

J.D. Vance: Where we come from is who we are but we choose every day who we become.
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Soundtracks

Winds of Change
Written by Michael Fitzpatrick and Chris Seefried (as Christopher Seefried)
Performed by Fitz and The Tantrums
Courtesy of Dangerbird Records
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Well I enjoyed it.
24 November 2020 | by splotsmomSee all my reviews

Don't know why there are such low scores and reviews, it was a very engaging movie, and the acting all round was top notch.


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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

24 November 2020 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Hillbilly Elegy See more »

Filming Locations:

Macon, Georgia, USA See more »

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Sound Mix:

Dolby Atmos

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

2.39 : 1
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