Hillbilly Elegy

Hillbilly Elegy
  • 2020
  • US
  • 1h 56min
  • 15
  • Directed by: Ron Howard
  • Cast: Amy Adams, Haley Bennett, Glenn Close

Domestic drama examining the American dream across three generations of an Appalachian family.

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Ron Howard: I could 'relate' to Hillbilly Elegy

20 Nov 2020

Film gossip

Ron Howard could "relate" to 'Hillbilly Elegy'. The 66-year-old filmmaker has helmed the Netflix drama based on the memoir of author J.D. Vance and the movie explores J.D.'s (Gabriel Basso) relationship with his troubled mother Bev (Amy Adams) and her…

Hillbilly Elegy

10 Nov 20203 stars

Amy Adams and Glenn Close steal the show in a beautiful but formulaic family drama

An idiosyncratic autobiography becomes a rather more formulaic film with safe-pair-of-hands Ron Howard behind the camera. Superb supporting performances from Amy Adams and a virtually unrecognisable Glenn Close – which seem sure to feature in any awards…

Freida Pinto joins Hillbilly Elegy

18 Jun 2019

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Freida Pinto has joined 'Hillbilly Elegy'. The movie – which has been in development since 2017 – is based on the 2016 bestselling memoir of the same name by author J.D. Vance, and the 34-year-old actress will be directed by Ron Howard in the motion…

Amy Adams to star in Hillbilly Elegy

5 Apr 2019

Film gossip

Amy Adams is set to star in 'Hillbilly Elegy'. The movie – which has been in development since 2017 – is based on the 2016 bestselling memoir of the same name by author J.D. Vance, and 44-year-old actress Adams will be directed by Ron Howard in the…

Ron Howard to direct and produce Hillbilly Elegy

11 Apr 2017

Film gossip

Ron Howard is set to direct and produce 'Hillbilly Elegy'. The 63-year-old actor and filmmaker will step behind the camera to both direct and produce the upcoming contemporary economic drama, which is based on the 2016 bestselling memoir of the same…

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