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Hillbilly Elegy on Netflix is a powerful and inspiring true story, based on J.D. Vance’s memoir of growing up in his Appalachian hometown, with his drug-addicted mother (played by 6-time Oscar nominee, Amy Adams) and eccentric grandmother (7-time Oscar nominee, Glenn Close).
Vance’s book made headlines across the globe in 2016, when reporters claimed it captured the American white working classes’ sentiments around the Trump vs. Clinton election. The hotly anticipated film adaptation is directed by Ron Howard and follows the family’s struggles with addiction, poverty and violence. “Family is the only thing that means a goddamn”. Hillbilly Elegy, now streaming on Netflix.
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What Is Hillbilly Elegy Based On? The True Story Behind The Movie | Netflix
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.

Sherri Hicks
Sherri Hicks 3 dögum síðan
Wow i lived in Middletown for 10yrs
03 AI
03 AI 12 dögum síðan
It was an average poverty drama, but the acting of Amy Adams and Glenn Close was great. They deserve Oscar.
عش اللحظة
عش اللحظة 16 dögum síðan
Amazing film
Aesthetic Flower Gaming
Aesthetic Flower Gaming 20 dögum síðan
Its true story
Helenshipsships 21 degi síðan síðan
All the problems facing the US is due to the exploitation of the lower classes by the rich, including racism. Sure America was racist to begin with, but modern racism is fueled by poverty and inequality. The country is so close to a revolution not dissimilar to the French Revolution. The question is which political party is willing to give that anger a voice before the country actually collapses into a civil war between the rich and the poor. Trump had the right messages but the wrong intent. He never intended on making anything better - his motive was first to establish a media empire when he was running to be president and then to stay in power after he won. If it does come to 20 years for a loaf of bread, then the country is pretty much done.
A Kayyy
A Kayyy 25 dögum síðan
This is probably the best cast films I’ve ever seen
Lisa 29 dögum síðan
It actually pisses me off critics hate it. They don't like normal life problems. So many families go through this! Us regular folk get it. Suffered with this for more years than I care to remember.
Vicki Black
Vicki Black Mánuði síðan
It was a good movie. Very emotional. I grew up in a family who step father had to have alcohol and cigs before anything else was paid.
King of Rivia
King of Rivia Mánuði síðan
The only thing i have to say is that this movie had nothing to do with politics or trump just with real life in the US
IslandGardener Mánuði síðan
Watched this last night, it’s a great movie about real life.
George Eslin
George Eslin Mánuði síðan
A movie the critics love,is probably a movie I wouldn’t want to see.
Sabrina Gonzalez
Sabrina Gonzalez Mánuði síðan
Grammy is right! They cancelled this movie out it Hollywood
Tina McNalley
Tina McNalley Mánuði síðan
The amount of speech that is being "cancelled" by corporate bullies is becoming very SCARY! Am I living in the U.S.S.R.?
Katherine Rockefeller
Katherine Rockefeller Mánuði síðan
Netflix should do an adaptation of Educated by Tara Westover next.
Jennifer Jones
Jennifer Jones Mánuði síðan
Great movie! Glenn Close needs an Oscar for her role.👍🏾👍🏾
Helen Boula
Helen Boula Mánuði síðan
I have Netflix and I think I'm going to be watching this movie tonight can't wait to see it
Chanel Marie
Chanel Marie Mánuði síðan
It's absolutely ridiculous that they have to explain, and defend this movie. Really though, how ignorant are the people in today's society? This is just plain dumb, and too bad if people are. Why should the world accommodate the gutter laden society? To hell with the commies.✌
Mai Mohamed
Mai Mohamed Mánuði síðan
Loved the movie😍🙌✨👌❤
Maha Mohamed
Maha Mohamed Mánuði síðan
Wow deserve watching I see👌💙
YTfancol Mánuði síðan
Brilliant film.
Matthaeus Acenas
Matthaeus Acenas Mánuði síðan
The film, the acting, the actors were all just brilliant. So heart breaking and moving
Ann Solander
Ann Solander Mánuði síðan
I LOVE the film ❤️
Blayne Marie
Blayne Marie Mánuði síðan
Best movie I’ve seen in a while! 👌🏼
Cory Defenders
Cory Defenders Mánuði síðan
Don’t do drugs and don’t get pregnant, kids.
Corey Sullivan
Corey Sullivan Mánuði síðan
You dont have to be black to be poor and have it hard in north america cnn
Pater Paul
Pater Paul Mánuði síðan
A really good movie. Greatings from Germany
Donald Sneed
Donald Sneed Mánuði síðan
the only reason people are mad at this movie is for years they've been trying to act like there are no poor white people in America.white people are the majority of the poor in the United States both by number and percentage of population.
Anne Sipe
Anne Sipe Mánuði síðan
Excellent! Glen Close and Amy Adams deserve a Golden Globe or Oscar! I have a sister who has struggled with addiction to opioids and Heroin...this rings true. She sadly is lost and still floating around as she is 50 something and has been doing drugs since she was in her teens...i thank Ron Howard for showing us the reality of addiction.
Anony mOus
Anony mOus Mánuði síðan
Dude is full of bs! Alot of fiction, all the drama was so exaggerated!
MsOneaglewings Mánuði síðan
Excellent movie
Aaron Cribbs
Aaron Cribbs Mánuði síðan
Great Movie Ron Howard !
GG Davis
GG Davis Mánuði síðan
I watched the movie, and it resonated with me . I grew up in El Paso texas, joined the navy after high school, experienced other cultures ( believe it or not , the culture in El Paso is very different from the rest of the country) and I learned that self drive and hard work will take you far. I think this movie deserves an Oscar and Close and Adams as well.
David Tate
David Tate Mánuði síðan
Here in the UK. Watched it last night and LOVED it. Def Oscar winning performances.
Anne Flynn
Anne Flynn Mánuði síðan
The movie doesn’t fit the leftist narrative.
Chris Emerson
Chris Emerson Mánuði síðan
Would that be because of your narrow mind?
John Carlson
John Carlson Mánuði síðan
Good luck getting the DVD mailed from Netflix here in the USA. It's listed as "unknown."
kotton kandy
kotton kandy Mánuði síðan
I was born and raised in central Kentucky..this movie is fantastic..I will never be ashamed of being a hillbilly..some of the best hearted people I've ever met in my life with true family morals!!
Kenyatta White
Kenyatta White Mánuði síðan
I can’t stand that people from American poverty vote Republican. It’s deplorable.
ester lascar
ester lascar Mánuði síðan
Great movie.
Dodong Goldblum
Dodong Goldblum Mánuði síðan
Glenn Close looks like Mrs. Doubtfire
reach communications
reach communications Mánuði síðan
This was an incredibly moving film. The politics was basically everyone should be able to pull themselves up from their bootstraps and become successful. This is a success story. There are many contributing factors whether someone will be able to make it out or not. White and black people have their own unique challenges. I wouldn't judge or make general statements until I know the facts of each family.. The father and daughter were passionate and understood each other on a level their family members couldn't comprehend. The isolation the father and daughter felt caused them to withdraw on some levels which hurt the rest of the family members. The withdraw hurt the grandson who needed guidance. The grandmother saw a cycle reoccurring with her grandson, similar to her daughters which she wasn't able to intervene with when she was young. The grandmother ultimately stop the cycle with her grandson and the families unity pulled them through a difficult time. Regardless of the pain they all experienced they did help each other in the way they new how and in a way their suffering allowed. Each character is unique and requires support and safety. Mental Health Care is important and leaving it unchecked can disrupt your life and others. Poverty, lack of physical and mental healthcare, lack of love and empathy, food insecurity, education having a stable home are all really important for ones development. I would argue no-one has them all but we have to do our best as a society to ensure people have a fighting chance.
Trudy Mánuði síðan
I grew up in that part of the country. Ron Howard nailed it. Thank God for the Strong Grandmothers who pushed us to fulfill our dreams. Glenn Close represented so many that wanted their grandchildren to live a better life than they gave their children. I would recommend this 100%. Amy did a fabulous job representing the drug culture in this oppressed community.
Karen Yaeger
Karen Yaeger Mánuði síðan
Why this movie and book became politicized is a mystery to me, but it probably has something to do with the myopic vision of the Democrats, who fail to see that Trump supporters (you know, those 74 million or so voters) come from extremely diverse backgrounds, that is, coming from the whole expanse of socio-economic backgrounds, not to mention crossing racial and ethnic lines. So, I hope that the left's criticism of the movie as a means to demonize half our citizens can be seen for what that criticism is (expletive, expletive, expletive).
Someone Somewhere
Someone Somewhere Mánuði síðan
Critics hated this movie because it was about poor white people. They want everyone to believe white people have no struggles and everything is perfect. Rotten tomatoes gave it 24% and viewers gave it 81%.
june2420111 Mánuði síðan
why are people so negative in the comments? why the need to generalize your negative personal experiences? Why can't we focus on our similarities? I am from a middle-class Latin American family and as a human, I really admired the author's real story, his gratitude and respect for his strong grandmother, his ability to overcome the challenges in his life, and his struggle to understand his own identity once he reached those upper echelons of society (thinking of that recruiting event with law firms). I don't think he represents all Trump supporters or all racists. There are good and bad people everywhere, there's no need to dehumanize those who think differently.
Jenny Marie
Jenny Marie Mánuði síðan
I loved this film, and had no idea Glenn Close was Grandma. All the actors were great.
The Trump Dimension
The Trump Dimension Mánuði síðan
This movie moved me to tears.
Brogan Daugherty-Kelly
Brogan Daugherty-Kelly Mánuði síðan
IM from WV and this rings so true! I cant believe people are saying this isnt good..also they nailed mamaw and bev!!
Mindy M.
Mindy M. Mánuði síðan
I grew up 20 miles from Middletown. While people from parts of southwestern Ohio are considered hillbillies, it is the southeastern part of the state that is considered Appalachian. I will never forget the smell of that steel mill in Middletown when it was operating.
Tabo Beeran
Tabo Beeran Mánuði síðan
In a strange way I felt so close to this movie. The generational trauma, the misfortunes and hardships faced by some, the pain of having kin that let you down. It made me cry and the performances were chilling.
Serena Sacchi
Serena Sacchi Mánuði síðan
Thank you God for giving us all these talents. Glenn Close is superb!
Bevyful Mánuði síðan
This was actually a really good movie 🎥
Miss Adams
Miss Adams Mánuði síðan
Great movie 👍🏻👍🏻
R Y Mánuði síðan
I always knew and said that if you're poor and white, you are screwed. No, that is not A racist comment. I'm happy that someone made A movie about it.
Anna Maria
Anna Maria Mánuði síðan
Goes to show that you can be a white man in America and still be poor, have a rough life and have obstacles to overcome.
Anna Maria
Anna Maria Mánuði síðan
This movie could have been so boring but Ron Howard and his team are so skilled that I enjoyed watching it.
KiKi Mánuði síðan
This movie was very good...
Sylvia Ramirez
Sylvia Ramirez Mánuði síðan
This is a great movie !
La Jo
La Jo Mánuði síðan
It was a good movie.
Dawn Taylor
Dawn Taylor Mánuði síðan
I came across this and thought I’d give it a watch....A good watch👌
Jenny Mack
Jenny Mack Mánuði síðan
my friends are extremely upset about the misrepresentation of those from Appalachia.
Johnny Whitsel
Johnny Whitsel Mánuði síðan
A boy from a broken home, son to an addict mother, raised in some po-dunk town with little money. He goes on to become a fucking lawyer at Yale and a best-selling author??? Yea... I'd say that he pretty much proved the American Dream is still a thing and isn't out of reach to anyone as long as you want it enough.
Mari Isabel
Mari Isabel Mánuði síðan
I will have to watch this now.
Joy Lastname
Joy Lastname Mánuði síðan
I watched this last week and who ever was in charge of casting for the first time in Hollywood for a biopic in my opinion, did a pretty damn good job. Fantastic!
Tee Tuc
Tee Tuc Mánuði síðan
This movie was do good, I life n cry at the same time.
debra finlay
debra finlay Mánuði síðan
Will not watch. Is this the white privilege? Or are you blaming Trump. I think you need to see the net worth of obama. Why in hell did you politicize it? Then the only comments you read about is awards wuuhoo. So typical Oscars and crap
Monette Hubbard
Monette Hubbard Mánuði síðan
Sooooo good!! Oscar material
adriana lainez
adriana lainez Mánuði síðan
It captures the US European white American experience. Americans are the Indigenous people of the continent of America. From Alaska to Chile. US citizens are US Americans. Because there are 35 American nations in America. The USA is the United States of America it's not AMERICA.
M Hare
M Hare Mánuði síðan
This film was panned by critics for one reason and one reason ONLY- it showed that white people can struggle to. Like its literally been said, THATS why critics didn't like it. And these days you can't show white people struggling. It's just not "done".
Anna Maria
Anna Maria Mánuði síðan
Exactly what I was thinking.
Joe Human
Joe Human Mánuði síðan
For a "forgotten part of the country" we sure do hear about them EVERY FUQN DAY. smdh
Gabriela Hernandez
Gabriela Hernandez Mánuði síðan
Oscar winners this has to be good!!
Justaname Mánuði síðan
The feel of the movie is beautiful. No one is making movies like this anymore. Everything is just junk now
kathy weis
kathy weis Mánuði síðan
I have been watching it...i am rivited.. I think it's brilliant. Its every family who has had drug addict in the family. Glenn and Amy so deserve Oscars for their performance.
Only Jesus Can Save Us
Only Jesus Can Save Us Mánuði síðan
John 3:16 For God so loved the world, that he gave his only begotten Son, that whosoever believeth in him should not perish, but have everlasting life. Romans 6:23 For the wages of sin is death; but the gift of God is eternal life through Jesus Christ our Lord. Romans 10:9 That if thou shalt confess with thy mouth the Lord Jesus, and shalt believe in thine heart that God hath raised him from the dead, thou shalt be saved. Amen.. Repent and turn from sin! Follow God's sacred 10 Commandments! Time is running out!
Muzaffor Robin
Muzaffor Robin Mánuði síðan
I wish she to be get Oscar
DAVE Mánuði síðan
Looks like a pretty good movie. However Ohio being in the Appalachian area I am not sure that it is. UNLESS it is in the South East part of the state. I grew up in the Appalachian mountains in southern West Virginia.
DAVE Mánuði síðan
@DarkAngel Michael Ohio is barely in the region. However I haven't looked this supposed place up on the map.
DarkAngel Michael
DarkAngel Michael Mánuði síðan
I grew up in the Appalachian region of Pennsylvania and now live in the Appalachian region of Virginia in the Shenandoah Valley. I think the mountain range goes all the way from New York down to Mississippi and passes through every state in between. One third of Ohio is in the range and West Virginia is the only state entirely within the mountain range.
melinda thomure
melinda thomure Mánuði síðan
Having come from generations of Missouri Ozark hillbillies that gave my generation of the 1950's a better chance at education and life, I can't wait to see this.
Richard Bowers
Richard Bowers Mánuði síðan
True story hell!!! This was raw life!!!
Joseph Dionigi
Joseph Dionigi Mánuði síðan
Critics ratings and comments for this movie are nothing more than rants by parasites that most of the times have their head up their ass! Glenn Close, Amy Adams, Gabriel Basso and the rest of the cast are nothing short of brilliant in bringing us the struggles of J.D. Vance and his family! A story that is relatable to many of us from around the globe that grew up poor!!
Minmin R
Minmin R Mánuði síðan
Once again, the ever to tired required journalist line, 'so and so who is a Republican, but he didn't vote for Trump.' line. Over and over again. The MSM's way of attempting to diminish the appeal of Trump. Just think for a moment, have you ever heard the opposite? So and so is a life long Democrat, but he didn't vote for Obama. No, you never heard that line. That should FINALLY reveal to every one the undeniable agenda of the MSM.
Layla Ali
Layla Ali Mánuði síðan
I have seen the preview it looks beautiful I will definitely watch it
Sam k
Sam k Mánuði síðan
Oscar worthy!
Carrie Fox
Carrie Fox Mánuði síðan
This was an awesome movie and book, thank you J.D. Vance.
VINCENTON Mánuði síðan
Liberal elite reviewers and Oscar people who hate Trump and protected Jeffrey Epstein have decided this is a right-wing movie. And I'm even an ASIAN hahaha. Something's wrong with America's democrats and liberals.
Janet Mountain
Janet Mountain Mánuði síðan
I don’t know any liberal who protected Jeffery Epstein. Donald Trump knew Jeffery Epstein and lied and said he didn’t. JD Vance is a republican but didn’t vote for Trump and has criticized his campaign. And what would you, a communist Asian know about democracy anyway?
Lapis Lazuli
Lapis Lazuli Mánuði síðan
Besides the clique “white male goes to non white female for etiquette aid”...it was fabulous. Edit: the critics didn’t like it, because it does not support the communist “white privilege” theory.
Alexander Palmer
Alexander Palmer Mánuði síðan
This movie is about a shitty kid who treats his whole family like garbage and act like hes the victim -3/10
Dahlia Mánuði síðan
Amy outdid herself on this one. She an amazing actress, one minute you’re hurting for her, next you just want her gone. It’s an amazing must watch movie.
G0K3001 Mánuði síðan
Apparently director Ron Howard left out much of many sub plots in this movie. I did not read the book, though it was a best seller and caused a sensation . I will read it eventually. In the movie version of the book Ron Howard's directorial depiction of this movie had all of the leading actors give a great performance with a solid storyline, regardless of the left out subplots. Based on a true life story viewing this movie was powerful for me. Yes, the struggles and the triumphs are real and happen frequently in this country; on grander and smaller scales. All three lead actors deserve nominations and wins in their categories.
Khloe Mánuði síðan
This was an excellent movie though sad because its based on real events, it had a positive ending.
Jeannie Markech
Jeannie Markech Mánuði síðan
I wouldn't watch this if somebody paid me! I am SICK of hillbillies and their stupidity. The author is a Republican? HAH! Dumb@$$.
Debra Frakes
Debra Frakes Mánuði síðan
glenn close is creeeeeepy.
JeremyWK Mánuði síðan
This is movie is a perfect example of why critics cannot be trusted and should not be listened to. They have ulterior motives, they want to push their own agenda and propaganda.
Lady Dyke Vader
Lady Dyke Vader Mánuði síðan
I read it this summer because I'm an anthropology student researching class and social inequality. Vance truly is a dumb, ignorant little fucker.
toomuchtime Mánuði síðan
I think the problem Netflix as hard as that they’re showing up to everyone. For example, I had no idea this movie existed, but they won’t stop trying to get me to watch the Selena series because I'm Hispanic.
Joanna Radacina
Joanna Radacina Mánuði síðan
Wonderful story, beautifully acted
Kari Ellison
Kari Ellison Mánuði síðan
You god forsaken Brits...you got it wrong again, politically. You should focus on your own severe problems, your vast ignorance and the overt modern day symptoms of your historic inbreeding and quit your indoctrinated perceptions and obsession with America!
Bella S.
Bella S. Mánuði síðan
Does EVERYTHING have to be political? Strong family is political? Family support is political? I have a MIND OF MY OWN. This movie was OUTSTANDING! Do NOT, NOT, NOT listen to these biased puppet critics. This movie was REAL, HONEST & TRUE TO MANY LIVES. The Oscars are a joke. You'll NEVER see a moderate win ever again! GO SEE THIS MOVIE. IT'S A 10!
Grafxgrl Mánuði síðan
Clearly JD doesn’t understand why we voted for Trump.
tiktok11150 Mánuði síðan
@Elizabeth Owens Us against them. We will see how that works out for you.
Elizabeth Owens
Elizabeth Owens Mánuði síðan
@tiktok11150 lol you're on an anti trump station why dont you go watch oann or newsmax with all the other cultist
Elizabeth Owens
Elizabeth Owens Mánuði síðan
@tiktok11150 where's trumps tax returns he promised in 2015? Ah um because trumps an empty suit who's leveraged by putin and Saudi Arabia you idiot cultist
tiktok11150 Mánuði síðan
@Elizabeth Owens When you resort to profanity you lost.
C Nam
C Nam Mánuði síðan
@Elizabeth Owens Demonrat, you are. Demonrat.
Math /Think
Math /Think Mánuði síðan
Only people who hate this movie are the elite critics ...no wonder the elites of this country are hated, those NYC east -west coast scum ( Harvard grads etc ) who brought us a "global economy" numerous wars, starting with Viet Nam on .....
June Sorenson
June Sorenson Mánuði síðan
I didn't even recognize Glenn Close. This looks like a good one.
Diver Down under
Diver Down under Mánuði síðan
Absolutely grand awesome
Diver Down under
Diver Down under Mánuði síðan
That's Glenn Close???
stranger_than fiction
stranger_than fiction Mánuði síðan
I liked it too, worth the watch.
Judith MacFadzen
Judith MacFadzen Mánuði síðan
It's fantastic!
O.Alden Productions.
O.Alden Productions. Mánuði síðan
My God and all that’s good bless the grandmothers...without them we would perish 💕
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