Prior to this week, everyone was talking up this long time A list mostly movie actress to finally win an Oscar after so many nominations without a win.

Now that people have seen the movie, she is more likely to win a Razzie.

It is a horrific movie.

The alliterate actress who is also in it and who is an Oscar winner/nominee wants no part of it.

Glenn Close

Hillbilly Elegy

Amy Adams

Critics Call Ron Howard’s ‘Hillbilly Elegy’ ‘Laughably Horrendous,’ ‘Worst Film of His Career’

Film critics have no love for Ron Howard’s “Hillbilly Elegy;” reviews call the film “laughably horrendous,” “awful,” and “one of the most shameless films of the year.”

The drama, based on J.D. Vance’s best-selling memoir, will land in select theaters and on Netflix on November 24.

Reviews currently give “Hillbilly Elegy” a 20% Fresh rating on Rotten Tomatoes and a 41 on Metacritic. The film follows J.D. Vance (Gabriel Basso), a former Marine from southern Ohio and current Yale Law student, who is on the verge of landing his dream job when a family crisis forces him to return to the home he’s tried to forget. J.D. must navigate the complex dynamics of his Appalachian family, including his volatile relationship with his mother, Bev (Amy Adams), who’s struggling with addiction. Fueled by memories of his grandmother Mamaw (Glenn Close), the resilient and whip-smart woman who raised him, J.D. comes to embrace his family’s indelible imprint on his own personal journey.

“It isn’t interested in the systems that create poverty and addiction and ignorance; it just wants to pretend that one straight white guy’s ability to rise above his surroundings means that there’s no excuse for everyone else not to have done so as well,” wrote TheWrap’s Alonso Dulrade in his review of the film.

“Director Ron Howard has made what’s arguably the worst film of his career with a banal, trite story of family dysfunction devoid of any nuance or normalcy. It takes two of our greatest actors — Amy Adams and Glenn Close — and saddles them with such cartoonish characters that we’re left questioning the talent of actors we know are talented. Nothing about this movie works, but it does offer some unexpected and unintended laughs,” wrote Matt Goldberg for Collider.- Source

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