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Hillbilly Elegy

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Original title
Hillbilly Elegy
Year
Running time
116 min.
Country
United States United States
Director
Screenwriter
Vanessa Taylor (Book: J.D. Vance)
Music
David Fleming, Hans Zimmer
Cinematography
Maryse Alberti
Cast
Producer
Imagine Entertainment, Netflix (Distributor: Netflix)
Genre
Drama | Small Town Life (North-american). Family Relationships. Drugs. 1990s. Based On A True Story
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Synopsis / Plot
A man recalls his life growing up in the Midwest with Appalachian values. J.D. Vance, a former Marine from southern Ohio and current Yale Law student, 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 realize that to achieve his dreams, he must embrace his roots. Based on J.D. Vance’s #1 New York Times Bestseller.
Awards
2020: Golden Globes: Nominated for Best Supporting Actress (Glenn Close)
2020: Critics Choice Awards: Nominated for Best Sup. Actress (Close) & Make-up
2020: Screen Actors Guild (SAG): Nom. for Best Actress (Adams) & Supp. Actress (Close)
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