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.
Thank you to Tyler Hummel and Cultural Revue for publishing my article here.