Ron Howard’s Hillbilly Elegy is not nearly as bad as many of the critics have made it out to be. Not that I like it. I dislike it for different reasons than most of the critics do, though.
I wish I loved Hillbilly Elegy, the movie, because I love the Vance family’s story. It’s just too bad a filmmaker like Jeff Nichols or Debra Granik didn’t adapt J.D.’s book instead of Howard.
Read “One Hillbilly’s Perspective on Netflix’s Hillbilly Elegy.”
Thank you to Tyler Hummel and Cultural Revue for publishing my article here.