It’s like a parody of an Awards Bait movie!
Netflix “Hillbilly Elegy” starring Amy Adams and Glenn Close - OMG!
|by Anonymous||reply 138||10/20/2020|
[italic]Sordid Lives[/italic] meets [italic]Kath and Kim[/italic]!
|by Anonymous||reply 1||10/14/2020|
Damn, did Amy put on weight for this role or did she just pack on some pounds?
|by Anonymous||reply 2||10/14/2020|
I thought that was Amy Schumer.
|by Anonymous||reply 3||10/14/2020|
Glenn has never looked better!
|by Anonymous||reply 4||10/14/2020|
This is every DL'ers Southern Grandma and Aunt .
|by Anonymous||reply 5||10/14/2020|
Like hell, R5. Those people are Pure-D trash!
|by Anonymous||reply 6||10/14/2020|
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 Anonymous||reply 7||10/14/2020|
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 Anonymous||reply 8||10/14/2020|
|by Anonymous||reply 9||10/14/2020|
Damn. The guy playing the older version of the son is HOT.
|by Anonymous||reply 10||10/14/2020|
Is this Glenn Close's version of August: Osage County?
|by Anonymous||reply 11||10/14/2020|
Glorification of the trailer park trash lifestyle, and alas poor downtrodden white people bullshit.
|by Anonymous||reply 12||10/14/2020|
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 Anonymous||reply 13||10/14/2020|
After a lifetime of trials and tribulations, the whole family comes together to vote for Donald Trump.
|by Anonymous||reply 14||10/14/2020|
r11 - Bingo.
|by Anonymous||reply 15||10/14/2020|
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 Anonymous||reply 16||10/14/2020|
WOW, Gabriel Basso is playing a lawyer now, Nick Robinson is still in high school. hahahahahahahah
|by Anonymous||reply 17||10/14/2020|
At least G didn't have to sit in the make-up chair for hours or bother with wigs.
|by Anonymous||reply 18||10/14/2020|
"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 Anonymous||reply 19||10/14/2020|
I thought Glenn Close was Cloris Leachman at first glance.
|by Anonymous||reply 20||10/14/2020|
[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 Anonymous||reply 21||10/14/2020|
Hillbillies and a bombastic score by that hack Hans Zimmer just don't go together well. Bring back the fucking banjos!
|by Anonymous||reply 22||10/14/2020|
Omg I can’t wait! I haven’t been this excited since I first saw High on Crack Street
|by Anonymous||reply 23||10/14/2020|
I see Glenn Close is playing a male role again
|by Anonymous||reply 24||10/14/2020|
So they elevate poverty and ignorance, infuse it with nobility, and ignore the insularity and suspicion that govern their existence...
|by Anonymous||reply 25||10/14/2020|
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 Anonymous||reply 26||10/14/2020|
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 Anonymous||reply 27||10/14/2020|
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 Anonymous||reply 28||10/14/2020|
Thanks but four years of enabled trash is quite enough for me. Hard pass.
|by Anonymous||reply 29||10/14/2020|
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 Anonymous||reply 30||10/14/2020|
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 Anonymous||reply 31||10/14/2020|
The sweeping music! Too much.
|by Anonymous||reply 32||10/14/2020|
Any photos of them in costume and makeup - that candid glamor photo of the two at the top of thread isn't helpful
|by Anonymous||reply 33||10/14/2020|
The movie is getting burned on Twitter
|by Anonymous||reply 34||10/14/2020|
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 Anonymous||reply 35||10/14/2020|
Too close to home for me.
|by Anonymous||reply 36||10/14/2020|
R20 Indeed, indeed!
|by Anonymous||reply 37||10/14/2020|
|by Anonymous||reply 38||10/14/2020|
Glenn Close is doing a great job as Cloris Leachman.
|by Anonymous||reply 39||10/14/2020|
I can see an infinite number of Deplorables for free. On YouTube and at my local Wal-Mart.
|by Anonymous||reply 40||10/14/2020|
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 Anonymous||reply 41||10/14/2020|
Oh wait. Glenn Close is now a wacky senior. Oops.
|by Anonymous||reply 42||10/14/2020|
Look at Glenn thinking she’s Cloris fucking Leachman.
|by Anonymous||reply 43||10/14/2020|
Sorry. I should have read all the comments first. I guess I’m not alone in my assessment.
|by Anonymous||reply 44||10/14/2020|
Glenn Close losing again
|by Anonymous||reply 45||10/14/2020|
YIKES! Is there a John-Boy in this movie?
|by Anonymous||reply 46||10/14/2020|
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 Anonymous||reply 47||10/14/2020|
This is why I wish they had never banned blockbusting.
|by Anonymous||reply 48||10/14/2020|
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 Anonymous||reply 49||10/14/2020|
Amy Adams not playing Tonya Harding was the biggest missed opportunity ever. After that, Rose Byrne not playing Sharon Tate.
|by Anonymous||reply 50||10/14/2020|
Glenn will definitely win for this. There is not even a hint of the sexy Alex Forest in her.
|by Anonymous||reply 51||10/14/2020|
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 Anonymous||reply 52||10/14/2020|
My mother used to own glasses like those on Glenn. Then she went blind and died
|by Anonymous||reply 53||10/14/2020|
Amy has completed her transition into Tonya Harding. They are now one person.
|by Anonymous||reply 54||10/14/2020|
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 Anonymous||reply 55||10/14/2020|
Oscar, come to Mamma!
|by Anonymous||reply 56||10/14/2020|
Give me bangs and a perm!
|by Anonymous||reply 57||10/14/2020|
|by Anonymous||reply 58||10/14/2020|
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 Anonymous||reply 59||10/14/2020|
No thank you. I prefer my hillbillies to be French.
|by Anonymous||reply 60||10/14/2020|
Ron Howard is a terrible director.
|by Anonymous||reply 61||10/14/2020|
[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 Anonymous||reply 62||10/14/2020|
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 Anonymous||reply 63||10/14/2020|
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 Anonymous||reply 64||10/14/2020|
I have a feeling that this is mostly Adams' film and Close will be put in the supporting category.
|by Anonymous||reply 65||10/14/2020|
It's so charming of y'all to assume this film will be nominated for Academy Awards.
|by Anonymous||reply 66||10/14/2020|
Uh, I believe the preferred term these days is Hill-william.
|by Anonymous||reply 67||10/14/2020|
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 Anonymous||reply 68||10/14/2020|
I don’t think the boy is cute and so I shan’t watch.
|by Anonymous||reply 69||10/14/2020|
Just Glenn's, unfortunately.
|by Anonymous||reply 70||10/14/2020|
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 Anonymous||reply 71||10/14/2020|
[quote]I have a feeling that this is mostly Adams' film and Close will be put in the supporting category.
|by Anonymous||reply 72||10/14/2020|
If Glenn finally wins she will complete her Triple Crown
|by Anonymous||reply 73||10/14/2020|
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 Anonymous||reply 74||10/14/2020|
I thought it was Robin Williams.
|by Anonymous||reply 75||10/14/2020|
I want Glenn to win an Oscar. She deserves it
|by Anonymous||reply 76||10/14/2020|
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
|by Anonymous||reply 77||10/14/2020|
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 Anonymous||reply 78||10/14/2020|
Well, has Amy Adams ever got her baps out in pursuit of her art?
|by Anonymous||reply 79||10/14/2020|
Fuck no. Hard pass.
|by Anonymous||reply 80||10/14/2020|
It's Glenn playing the Mama's Family version of Mrs. Doubtfire.
|by Anonymous||reply 81||10/14/2020|
Been there, done that.
|by Anonymous||reply 82||10/14/2020|
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 Anonymous||reply 83||10/14/2020|
Glennie still copying my every move.
I already did this years ago, and better.
|by Anonymous||reply 84||10/14/2020|
I'll never forget Armond White once called Ron Howard's films Cinema D'Opie.
|by Anonymous||reply 85||10/14/2020|
|by Anonymous||reply 86||10/14/2020|
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 Anonymous||reply 87||10/14/2020|
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.
|by Anonymous||reply 88||10/14/2020|
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 Anonymous||reply 89||10/14/2020|
R63 - If the south had successfully seceded, slavery would still be around ..... or it would have ended much later than it did.
|by Anonymous||reply 90||10/14/2020|
[quote]when a legion of normal looking woman
without Academy Awards.
|by Anonymous||reply 91||10/14/2020|
Y’all think imma be quiet if this old WHITE bitch win?!
|by Anonymous||reply 92||10/14/2020|
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 Anonymous||reply 93||10/14/2020|
Oof. This looks like a terrible Lifetime movie.
|by Anonymous||reply 94||10/14/2020|
Will Amy be acting Glenn under the broken table in the trailer too?
|by Anonymous||reply 95||10/14/2020|
R91 Do you mean without Academy nominations, right?
|by Anonymous||reply 96||10/14/2020|
Boyhood meets Forest Gump + Mana’s Family?
|by Anonymous||reply 97||10/14/2020|
Ron Howard productions are always devoid of gay characters so I assume there be zero gay hillbillies in this one.
|by Anonymous||reply 98||10/14/2020|
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 Anonymous||reply 99||10/14/2020|
I thought this was Cloris Leachman playing Granny in the Beverly Hillbillies again.
|by Anonymous||reply 100||10/14/2020|
Wow, Twitter really went after the trailer. It will be interesting to see people’s opinions when the film comes out next month.
|by Anonymous||reply 101||10/15/2020|
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 Anonymous||reply 102||10/15/2020|
The only thing Glenn is above is ground. For now.
|by Anonymous||reply 103||10/15/2020|
Mountain William is correct R67.
|by Anonymous||reply 104||10/15/2020|
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 Anonymous||reply 105||10/15/2020|
So Glenn is playing Granny and Amy is Elly May? Who is playing Jed and Jethro?
|by Anonymous||reply 106||10/15/2020|
|by Anonymous||reply 107||10/15/2020|
Why isn't the movie released yet? The Netflix link just goes to a preview with no release date. WTF?
|by Anonymous||reply 108||10/15/2020|
I think November 28
|by Anonymous||reply 109||10/15/2020|
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 Anonymous||reply 110||10/15/2020|
R102 sure thinks he is something.
|by Anonymous||reply 111||10/15/2020|
Freida Pinto is in this? Is she playing the Indian Hillbilly from across the street?
|by Anonymous||reply 112||10/15/2020|
The author of the book married an Indian woman and moved to San Francisco R112.
|by Anonymous||reply 113||10/15/2020|
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 Anonymous||reply 114||10/15/2020|
Glenn shows her titties
|by Anonymous||reply 115||10/16/2020|
They are waaaaaay too articulate for hillbillies.
|by Anonymous||reply 116||10/16/2020|
Glenn will lose again to Olivia Coleman
|by Anonymous||reply 117||10/16/2020|
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 Anonymous||reply 118||10/17/2020|
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 Anonymous||reply 119||10/17/2020|
Glenn went braless in this, eww
|by Anonymous||reply 120||10/17/2020|
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
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 Anonymous||reply 121||10/17/2020|
Glenn is lead and Adams supporting. Heart it here first.
|by Anonymous||reply 122||10/17/2020|
“Submit me as lead, goddammit! I will not lose to that horrible horse faced Brit again!!!”
|by Anonymous||reply 123||10/17/2020|
Glenn is going supporting since she is barely in the film.
|by Anonymous||reply 124||10/17/2020|
Olivia C. and Anthony H. should have it in the bag.
|by Anonymous||reply 125||10/17/2020|
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 Anonymous||reply 126||10/17/2020|
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 Anonymous||reply 127||10/17/2020|
Amy Adams and CNN’s Erin Burnett could be sisters.
|by Anonymous||reply 128||10/17/2020|
Sunset Boulevard can’t get any financing.
|by Anonymous||reply 129||10/17/2020|
Hated the book. Apologia pro sua for white racists.
|by Anonymous||reply 130||10/17/2020|
If you want to see real hillbilly trash in action, then watch the wild n wonderful whites of West Virginia today.
|by Anonymous||reply 131||10/17/2020|
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.
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 Anonymous||reply 132||10/17/2020|
And JD Vance was the protégé of Amy Chua, the Tiger Mom fascist.
|by Anonymous||reply 133||10/17/2020|
R131 I’ve alway been the sexy one...
|by Anonymous||reply 134||10/17/2020|
R132 are you a fan of Glenn?
|by Anonymous||reply 135||10/18/2020|
|by Anonymous||reply 136||10/20/2020|
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 Anonymous||reply 137||10/20/2020|
Glenn only has 3 Golden Globes lol
|by Anonymous||reply 138||10/20/2020|