We maybe at the end of 2020, which to majority us we cannot wait, this time also means Awards Season. Netflix have just released the Trailer for Ron Howard‘s Hillbilly Elegy and have they unveiled one of the Oscar Contenders?
The film stars Amy Adams and a unrecognisable Glenn Close whose playing the matriarch of a dysfunctional Appalachian family. She is also a Terminator loving grandmother to JD Vance who wrote a bestselling novel of the same name which the film is based on. Set around his life growing up in the area exploring the highs and lows of the family a story of survival and triumph.
The one thing about been working class, regarding of our financial or job status our families stay together. We may fight, we may argue but we travel the same road together and survive even be triumphant.
The big question will be, is this Ron Howard‘s film his best to date and worthy of Oscar recognition? A question you can answer from next month!
J.D. Vance (Gabriel 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 (Amy Adams), who’s struggling with addiction. Fueled by memories of his grandmother Mamaw (Glenn 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.
Based on J.D. Vance’s #1 New York Times Bestseller and directed by Academy Award winner Ron Howard, HILLBILLY ELEGY is a powerful personal memoir that offers a window into one family’s personal journey of survival and triumph. By following three colorful generations through their unique struggles, J.D.’s family story explores the highs and lows that define his family’s experience.
The film also stars Gabriel Basso, Haley Bennett, Freida Pinto, Bo Hopkins and Owen Asztalos.
Hillbilly Elegy will receive a limited cinema release in the UK, with the film moving to Netflix from 24th November.