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Netflix “Hillbilly Elegy” starring Amy Adams and Glenn Close - OMG!

It’s like a parody of an Awards Bait movie!

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by Anonymousreply 13810/20/2020

[italic]Sordid Lives[/italic] meets [italic]Kath and Kim[/italic]!

by Anonymousreply 110/14/2020

Damn, did Amy put on weight for this role or did she just pack on some pounds?

by Anonymousreply 210/14/2020

I thought that was Amy Schumer.

by Anonymousreply 310/14/2020

Glenn has never looked better!

by Anonymousreply 410/14/2020

This is every DL'ers Southern Grandma and Aunt .

by Anonymousreply 510/14/2020

Like hell, R5. Those people are Pure-D trash!

by Anonymousreply 610/14/2020

I refused to read his book because he's a Repug asshole and his social analysis wasn't very complex or deep.

But if they went more in this direction for the film.....I may be enticed to watch.

[quote] This is every DL'ers Southern Grandma and Aunt .

Not really the South, though. This is western PA, W Virginia, Ohio......Appalachia........

by Anonymousreply 710/14/2020

I’ll be watching. Amy Adams is my favorite actress. Being from hill billy NC I could relate to a lot! Glenn close looks like me great aunt.

by Anonymousreply 810/14/2020

Looks good.

by Anonymousreply 910/14/2020

Damn. The guy playing the older version of the son is HOT.

by Anonymousreply 1010/14/2020

Is this Glenn Close's version of August: Osage County?

by Anonymousreply 1110/14/2020

Glorification of the trailer park trash lifestyle, and alas poor downtrodden white people bullshit.


by Anonymousreply 1210/14/2020

The books is actually supposed to be pretty good.

His take on the true drivers of the shift from strongly democrat to rabidly rethug for that population are interesting if a little superficial.

by Anonymousreply 1310/14/2020


After a lifetime of trials and tribulations, the whole family comes together to vote for Donald Trump.

by Anonymousreply 1410/14/2020

r11 - Bingo.

by Anonymousreply 1510/14/2020

Too many Academy Award nominees in this movie, aren't they? But real G in the movie, this movie is DOA for the Oscar for makeup then.

by Anonymousreply 1610/14/2020

WOW, Gabriel Basso is playing a lawyer now, Nick Robinson is still in high school. hahahahahahahah

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by Anonymousreply 1710/14/2020

At least G didn't have to sit in the make-up chair for hours or bother with wigs.

by Anonymousreply 1810/14/2020

"His take on the true drivers of the shift from strongly democrat to rabidly rethug for that population are interesting if a little superficial."

Making lame excuses and rationalizations for the laziness, stubbornness, arrogance and sheer stupidity/gullibility of his drug addled friends, relatives and neighbors is hardly the sign of a good writer.

by Anonymousreply 1910/14/2020

I thought Glenn Close was Cloris Leachman at first glance.

by Anonymousreply 2010/14/2020

[quote]Is this Glenn Close's version of August: Osage County?

If it is, hopefully it's the good one. Cause Meryl's was freaking terrible.

by Anonymousreply 2110/14/2020

Hillbillies and a bombastic score by that hack Hans Zimmer just don't go together well. Bring back the fucking banjos!

by Anonymousreply 2210/14/2020

Omg I can’t wait! I haven’t been this excited since I first saw High on Crack Street

by Anonymousreply 2310/14/2020

I see Glenn Close is playing a male role again

by Anonymousreply 2410/14/2020

So they elevate poverty and ignorance, infuse it with nobility, and ignore the insularity and suspicion that govern their existence...

by Anonymousreply 2510/14/2020

The book boiled down to these hillbillies hating Obama, not because he was Black (the very idea!) but because they felt that he and the coastal elite "spoke down to them". Fuck the elegy, let me know when the last of these opiod and meth-addicted wastrels are buried so we pave over the graveyard and put in a Starbucks.

by Anonymousreply 2610/14/2020

Is that what this is about? Why white trash hate Obama and love Trump?

Do they realize that Trump is a coastal elite albeit a trashier one than the norm?

by Anonymousreply 2710/14/2020

I had a Trumper neighbor named Pam who looked just like Amy Adams does in this movie. Spitting image. She is not very book smart and she's still sending out crazy Trumper shit via FB.

by Anonymousreply 2810/14/2020

Thanks but four years of enabled trash is quite enough for me. Hard pass.

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by Anonymousreply 2910/14/2020

It's the trailer that's making it so corny. The music is too much and they keep showing one dramatic clip after another. They needed to be a bit more chill and let it build up.

by Anonymousreply 3010/14/2020

I live in the burbs south of Dayton. I drove through that area of Middletown once on my way back from visiting a cute little nowhere town NE of Cincy. It scared the shit out of me. I was unaware it existed. There is an old steel mill nearby and the whole area is total backwoods. Trump signs everywhere. But a few miles past it and one is back into the shiny bland mid-western sprawl. It was very strange.

by Anonymousreply 3110/14/2020

The sweeping music! Too much.

by Anonymousreply 3210/14/2020

Any photos of them in costume and makeup - that candid glamor photo of the two at the top of thread isn't helpful

by Anonymousreply 3310/14/2020

The movie is getting burned on Twitter

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by Anonymousreply 3410/14/2020

Yay! I started the thread a0 few days go asking if this would finally land Glenn an Oscar. From the trailer it looks like she is co-lead instead of Supporting and may be giving a fantastic performance!

by Anonymousreply 3510/14/2020

Too close to home for me.

by Anonymousreply 3610/14/2020

R20 Indeed, indeed!

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by Anonymousreply 3810/14/2020

Glenn Close is doing a great job as Cloris Leachman.

by Anonymousreply 3910/14/2020

I can see an infinite number of Deplorables for free. On YouTube and at my local Wal-Mart.

by Anonymousreply 4010/14/2020

R39 There are no pictures of them together anywhere! I think Cloris Leachman as Goodie Phyllis Lindstrom has danced with the devil and dropped 10-20 years from her age which she can magically grow back when she wants to play a wacky senior!

by Anonymousreply 4110/14/2020

Oh wait. Glenn Close is now a wacky senior. Oops.

by Anonymousreply 4210/14/2020

Look at Glenn thinking she’s Cloris fucking Leachman.

by Anonymousreply 4310/14/2020

Sorry. I should have read all the comments first. I guess I’m not alone in my assessment.

by Anonymousreply 4410/14/2020

Glenn Close losing again

by Anonymousreply 4510/14/2020

YIKES! Is there a John-Boy in this movie?

by Anonymousreply 4610/14/2020

R7 "Not really the South, though. This is western PA, W Virginia, Ohio......Appalachia."

The Appalachian South is south of the Mason-Dixon line and southeast of the Ohio River, that was the traditional definition before the App. Regional Commission was created and made everything in the mountain range "Appalachia", which is not a cultural region but a mountain range.

by Anonymousreply 4710/14/2020

This is why I wish they had never banned blockbusting.

by Anonymousreply 4810/14/2020

I, too, am getting sick and tired of these poor white trash melodramas as if we are supposed to care about any of these “people.“ They are literally everything wrong with America from its inception to the present day, and if we don’t do something drastic to get rid of them, they’re going to drag us all into the gutter with them.

by Anonymousreply 4910/14/2020

Amy Adams not playing Tonya Harding was the biggest missed opportunity ever. After that, Rose Byrne not playing Sharon Tate.

by Anonymousreply 5010/14/2020

Glenn will definitely win for this. There is not even a hint of the sexy Alex Forest in her.

by Anonymousreply 5110/14/2020

The Academy always awards beauties who "ugly up" for role. Glenn is a shoo-in. She ws too polished and pretty in "The Wife".

by Anonymousreply 5210/14/2020

My mother used to own glasses like those on Glenn. Then she went blind and died

by Anonymousreply 5310/14/2020

Amy has completed her transition into Tonya Harding. They are now one person.

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by Anonymousreply 5410/14/2020

I want to see this! I love Amy Adams and will watch!

Also: I recall reading that Amy’s mother abandoned Amy and her siblings and just took off when she was a kid. (They re-connected somehow when Amy was an adult, but it was apparently a very traumatic part of her life and screwed up her childhood).

It will be interesting to see what she brings to the part of a fucked up mother character....

by Anonymousreply 5510/14/2020

Oscar, come to Mamma!

by Anonymousreply 5610/14/2020

Give me bangs and a perm!

by Anonymousreply 5710/14/2020

Any nudity?

by Anonymousreply 5810/14/2020

Btw, Ron Howard is a *big time*, lifelong Democrat (as is Glenn Close), so there is no way this is going to be some “celebration of Republicanism” as some of you are suggesting.

Howard will cut any political stuff from the book out and just make it an autobiographical family drama. I want to see it.

by Anonymousreply 5910/14/2020

No thank you. I prefer my hillbillies to be French.

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by Anonymousreply 6010/14/2020

Ron Howard is a terrible director.

by Anonymousreply 6110/14/2020

[quote]WOW, Gabriel Basso is playing a lawyer now, Nick Robinson is still in high school. hahahahahahahah

Apparently, r17 didn't notice that The Kings of Summer was released in 2013, when Nick Robinson probably WAS still in high school when it was made - since he's only 25 now.

by Anonymousreply 6210/14/2020

If it wasn’t for the fucking GOP we could’ve just let the south leave the union without a war so that they would be part of Mexico by 1900 like they deserve. Then the rest of us could have joined Canada and put an end to this nightmare of American imperialism once and for all.

by Anonymousreply 6310/14/2020

They give a beautiful woman like Amy the role of a homely looking woman and they "transform" her for the role, when a legion of normal looking woman can't get job and they are forced to get plastic, (and sometimes) bariatric surgery. The diversity means nothing in this cases

by Anonymousreply 6410/14/2020

I have a feeling that this is mostly Adams' film and Close will be put in the supporting category.

by Anonymousreply 6510/14/2020

It's so charming of y'all to assume this film will be nominated for Academy Awards.

by Anonymousreply 6610/14/2020

Uh, I believe the preferred term these days is Hill-william.

by Anonymousreply 6710/14/2020

R66 if an awful movie like "The Fighter" can actually win Oscars then it isn't much of a stretch for this one to be nominated. Although it actually helped Melissa Leo that she actually looks like a hillbilly.

by Anonymousreply 6810/14/2020

I don’t think the boy is cute and so I shan’t watch.

by Anonymousreply 6910/14/2020

[quote]Any nudity?

Just Glenn's, unfortunately.

by Anonymousreply 7010/14/2020

I don't think the movie is going to be any big celebration of hillbilly trash. I hope it shows them in Full Deplorable Hypocrisy as they claim self-reliance but then have their hands out for all the gubmint cheese they can get, including joining the military.

The trailer does look a bit scenery chewing. Like an Afterschool Special on the dangers of meth.

by Anonymousreply 7110/14/2020

[quote]I have a feeling that this is mostly Adams' film and Close will be put in the supporting category.

Yes. Hose.

by Anonymousreply 7210/14/2020

If Glenn finally wins she will complete her Triple Crown

by Anonymousreply 7310/14/2020

The usual cliches: Ain't nuthin' more emportint then fambly. I bin tryin' to save this fambly tho' I got these demons the Lord forgimme fer. We're the real People of Murca, the backbone of this country.

by Anonymousreply 7410/14/2020

I thought it was Robin Williams.

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by Anonymousreply 7510/14/2020

I want Glenn to win an Oscar. She deserves it

by Anonymousreply 7610/14/2020

If Glenn's character has a heartfelt deathbed scene where she tearfully reunites the hillbilly family, she can get her tears dry-cleaned out of this gold monstrosity

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by Anonymousreply 7710/14/2020

It would be so fucked up if Amy Adams and Glenn Close were both nominated for Best Actress from this movie (especially when they hold the record for receiving the most nominations without any wins) and lose again.

by Anonymousreply 7810/14/2020

Well, has Amy Adams ever got her baps out in pursuit of her art?

by Anonymousreply 7910/14/2020

Fuck no. Hard pass.

by Anonymousreply 8010/14/2020

It's Glenn playing the Mama's Family version of Mrs. Doubtfire.

by Anonymousreply 8110/14/2020

Been there, done that.

by Anonymousreply 8210/14/2020

stupid book, starts out autobiiographical about Grandma, etc., gradually becomes more and more about him, pogue marine, GOP strategist dickhead, publicist etc. Probably stupid film as well. Glenn and Amy needed a little more seed money for future ventures I guess. Ron Howard...well, he's Ron Howard.

by Anonymousreply 8310/14/2020

Glennie still copying my every move.

I already did this years ago, and better.

by Anonymousreply 8410/14/2020

I'll never forget Armond White once called Ron Howard's films Cinema D'Opie.

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by Anonymousreply 8610/14/2020

Yes. Prankster Ron Howard presents hole during the closing credits. It's very subtle and most people will mistakenly think it's Glenn doing an impression of a shrunken apple head woman.

by Anonymousreply 8710/14/2020

A group of writers & artists published a book called "Appalachian Reckoning" as a response to "Hillbilly Elegy". Lots of Appalachian folks thought HE was garbage & have been pretty vocal about it.

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by Anonymousreply 8810/14/2020

What R88 said. They MIGHT make a decent movie out of it but a lot of the book is blaming poor people for being poor while billionaires bleed us all dry.

by Anonymousreply 8910/14/2020

R63 - If the south had successfully seceded, slavery would still be around ..... or it would have ended much later than it did.

by Anonymousreply 9010/14/2020

[quote]when a legion of normal looking woman

without Academy Awards.

by Anonymousreply 9110/14/2020

Y’all think imma be quiet if this old WHITE bitch win?!

by Anonymousreply 9210/14/2020

G's accent was random. Was that a corn-cob pipe she was smoking at the end of the trailer? If Renee won for this hillbilly-inspirational shit in "Cold Mountain", G can probably do the same (for supporting) , and maybe Adams too (for lead). I'm still recovering from "Cold Mountain", so I'd better skip it.

by Anonymousreply 9310/14/2020

Oof. This looks like a terrible Lifetime movie.

by Anonymousreply 9410/14/2020

Will Amy be acting Glenn under the broken table in the trailer too?

by Anonymousreply 9510/14/2020

R91 Do you mean without Academy nominations, right?

by Anonymousreply 9610/14/2020

Boyhood meets Forest Gump + Mana’s Family?

by Anonymousreply 9710/14/2020

Ron Howard productions are always devoid of gay characters so I assume there be zero gay hillbillies in this one.

by Anonymousreply 9810/14/2020

Is Amy a drug addict and the son becomes a Republican, while Glen does comedy bits and busts her chin out when screaming? Oh Glenn. RIP

by Anonymousreply 9910/14/2020

I thought this was Cloris Leachman playing Granny in the Beverly Hillbillies again.

by Anonymousreply 10010/14/2020

Wow, Twitter really went after the trailer. It will be interesting to see people’s opinions when the film comes out next month.

by Anonymousreply 10110/15/2020

Amy Adams is probably the most overrated actress of the past 20 years (and that includes overrated Jennifer Lawrence). When she's good, she's barely passable. When she's not, she's downright awful.

And I thought Glenn was above awards grubbing.

by Anonymousreply 10210/15/2020

The only thing Glenn is above is ground. For now.

by Anonymousreply 10310/15/2020

Mountain William is correct R67.

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by Anonymousreply 10410/15/2020

I agree that Adams is very milquetoast but anyone who's been in Drop Dead Gorgeous gets a lifetime pass from me (yes, unfortunately that also includes that crazy cunt Kirstie Alley).

by Anonymousreply 10510/15/2020

So Glenn is playing Granny and Amy is Elly May? Who is playing Jed and Jethro?

by Anonymousreply 10610/15/2020

Rural Juror

by Anonymousreply 10710/15/2020

Why isn't the movie released yet? The Netflix link just goes to a preview with no release date. WTF?

by Anonymousreply 10810/15/2020

I think November 28

by Anonymousreply 10910/15/2020

I went to see 'Yellow Rose' in the theatre yesterday (I was the only one in the audience of a 3pm matinee...the film was cute and heartfelt). One of the previews was for 'Nomadland' starring Frances McDormand, being released in December. Literally the whole 30-second trailer was her quietly walking thru an RV park, and only speaking to one lady very briefly. I immediately thought to myself, "There's her third Oscar." Frances doesn't need a trailer chock-full of chewing the scenery and impersonating the Terminator to win her third Oscar...she literally walked thru an RV park and simply *acted*. Poor Glenn...this might do her in, although as someone mentioned above, they'll submit her in the Best Supporting Actress category. Even then, she might get beat by Anna Kendrick for 'Trolls: World Tour'.

by Anonymousreply 11010/15/2020

R102 sure thinks he is something.

by Anonymousreply 11110/15/2020

Freida Pinto is in this? Is she playing the Indian Hillbilly from across the street?

by Anonymousreply 11210/15/2020

The author of the book married an Indian woman and moved to San Francisco R112.

by Anonymousreply 11310/15/2020

I’d rather see a dramatic adaption of The Wild and Wonderful Whites of West Virginia. Glenn could play Bertie Way who weeps where her children get high at her birthday party. Amy could play Sue Bob “the sexy one” and they could even include Jennifer Lawrence as Mousie or Kirk

by Anonymousreply 11410/15/2020

Glenn shows her titties

by Anonymousreply 11510/16/2020

They are waaaaaay too articulate for hillbillies.

by Anonymousreply 11610/16/2020

Glenn will lose again to Olivia Coleman

by Anonymousreply 11710/16/2020

Meryl wasn't awful awful in August. She was out acted but it wasn't necessarily her fault. John Wells the director allowed her to act in her own movie. But a lot of the actors followed her into that nonsense. Julia and Margo were acting in an entirely different movie. Closer to the play too.

by Anonymousreply 11810/17/2020

Glenn looks just like my Boston-born nana in that photo. Gave me a fright.

Though her wigs were nicer and she wore shirtwaist dresses and pumps like a proper lady.

by Anonymousreply 11910/17/2020

Glenn went braless in this, eww

by Anonymousreply 12010/17/2020

Get out on the highway Headin' down a mile away Passin' everything in sight

I push it to the max Gettin' ready to relax 'Cause it's gonna be a Saturday night

I know a place just over the hill If you want to have a good time, you will

Way down south (way down south) Just across the border (just across the border) Said, way down south (way down south) Don't need no law and order (don't need no law and order) Once you get down there, then you'll know Way down south is the way to go

You can have the fast lane I don't want the stress and strain Gonna leave it all behind

You get a little lazy Afterwards you're crazy Ain't nobody going to mind

Don't need a lot of cash or a flashy car. The folks, they'll take you just the way you are

Said, way down south (way down south) Just across the border (just across the border) Way down south (way down south) You don't need no drink o' water (need no drink o' water) Now, once you get down there, then you'll see Nothing like southern hospitality

Ooh, yeah

Way down south (way down south) Almost to the border (almost to the border) Way down south (way down south) She knows more than momma taught her (more than momma taught her) All the way from Nashville to New Orleans We got cheap-talkin' belles and delta queens Way down south (way down south) Almost to the border (almost to the border) Way down south (way down south) Don't need no law and order (don't need no law and order) Now, once you get down there, then you'll see Nothing like southern hospitality


by Anonymousreply 12110/17/2020

Glenn is lead and Adams supporting. Heart it here first.

by Anonymousreply 12210/17/2020

“Submit me as lead, goddammit! I will not lose to that horrible horse faced Brit again!!!”

by Anonymousreply 12310/17/2020

Glenn is going supporting since she is barely in the film.

by Anonymousreply 12410/17/2020

Olivia C. and Anthony H. should have it in the bag.

by Anonymousreply 12510/17/2020

If she goes supporting, Glenn is going to have to duke it out with Ellen Burstyn over who will be the more beloved acting veteran. Ellen is getting rave reviews for Pieces of a Woman.. Mary J Blige is also getting buzz for Dinah Washington in Respect and could net her a third oscar nomination. Other contenders include Olivia Colman, Toni Collette, Marisa Tomei, and yes Meryl Streep for The Prom.

If Glenn goes lead, she faces stiff competition from the never rewarded Michelle Pfeiffer, acting legend Sophia Loren, McDormand, Jennifer Hudson, Viola Davis, Kate Winslet and her own costar Amy Adams.

Honestly, she should just film Sunset Boulevard already. It would give an automatic oscar. Does she really want to win for THIS?

by Anonymousreply 12610/17/2020

If Laura Dern could win for doing next to nothing in the overrated "Marriage Story" it would be a crying shame for Glenn to lose for this. She's more impressive in this trailer than Dern was in that whole movie.

by Anonymousreply 12710/17/2020

Amy Adams and CNN’s Erin Burnett could be sisters.

by Anonymousreply 12810/17/2020

Sunset Boulevard can’t get any financing.

by Anonymousreply 12910/17/2020

Hated the book. Apologia pro sua for white racists.

by Anonymousreply 13010/17/2020

If you want to see real hillbilly trash in action, then watch the wild n wonderful whites of West Virginia today.

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by Anonymousreply 13110/17/2020

I’ve heard nothing about this book, its author or the movie until now.

Thanks, OP, for posting the trailer and bringing it to attention.

This is significant for me as both my parents are boomers from the hollers of West Virginia. My father had an outhouse at home, and I recall going over English grammar books with my Mum’s grandfather who was a coal miner with only a 2nd grade education.

Hence, I have great empathy for the circumstances that the author, JD Vance describes. And I sense with my parents similar threads: they are both Republicans with similar- sounding outlooks. I sense an anger and resentment in the both circumstances that shaped them and the surprising lack of generosity of spirit embodied the hard-right wing ethos.

That said, my folks have been incredibly generous with my sibling and me. Incredibly so; to the point it is hard to reconcile their political leanings with their deeply intimate ones.

My sibling and I are both graduates of higher education (physician and attorney) and are progressive in our outlooks and political beliefs; as well as having lived many places in the world.

I don’t know if I will see the film. The trailer seems overwrought and the Hans Zimmer score too much.

We’ll see.

Also,Usha Chilukuri is the author’s wife. She clerked for Justice Roberts and Kavanaugh. My sibling knows of her through colleagues “on the other side of the fence”.

Lastly, JD Vance recently converted to Catholicism. Wonder what his thoughts are on Amy Covid? Suppose I’d rather not know.

by Anonymousreply 13210/17/2020

And JD Vance was the protégé of Amy Chua, the Tiger Mom fascist.

by Anonymousreply 13310/17/2020

R131 I’ve alway been the sexy one...

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by Anonymousreply 13410/17/2020

R132 are you a fan of Glenn?

by Anonymousreply 13510/18/2020

For R121:

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by Anonymousreply 13610/20/2020

Given how many DLers self-report coming from this sort of background, I will be curious to see what the response is on here

by Anonymousreply 13710/20/2020

Glenn only has 3 Golden Globes lol

by Anonymousreply 13810/20/2020
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