Netflix’s new feature drama, Hillbilly Elegy sees Ron Howard step behind the camera to direct an all-star cast of talents including Amy Adams and Glenn Close. The film revolves around 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.
However, a family crisis soon forces him to return to the home he’s tried to forget. Now, 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.
Fuelled 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.
Based on J.D. Vance’s #1 New York Times Bestseller and directed by Academy Award winner Ron Howard, Hillbilly Elegy is a powerful personal memoir that offers a window into one family’s personal journey of survival and triumph.
By following three colourful generations through their unique struggles, J.D.’s family story explores the highs and lows that define his family’s experience.
Hillbilly Elegy also stars Haley Bennett, Freida Pinto, Bo Hopkins and Owen Asztalos. Check this one out when it arrives on Netflix beginning 24 November 2020. Check out the trailer below.