Amy Adams, Glenn Close speak out against criticism of Netflix’s ‘Hillbilly Elegy

Amy Adams, Glenn Close speak out against criticism of Netflix's 'Hillbilly Elegy'

Amy AdamsGlenn Close are speaking out in defense of乡巴佬的悲歌,” a new film they star in.

Ron Howard-directed movie was met with a slew of negative reviews following its release on Netflix公司 本周早些时候. The film follows a Yale law student who returns to his home state of Ohio where he contemplates his family generations and his future. It’s based on J.D. Vance‘s book, “乡巴佬的悲歌: A Memoir of a Family and Culture in Crisis,” which became a top seller after it was published in 2016.

Reviews claim the movie falls short in depicting the working class. “The politically conservative, anti-welfare streak in the author’s writing feels surgically removed,” 滚石‘s David Fear writes, 而 The Independent critic deemed it anirresponsible parade of death and despair.

然而, Adams, who portrays Bev Vance in the flick, called the themes of the movievery universal.

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“Whether it be generational trauma, whether it be just examining where we come from to understand where we’re going and who we are. I think the universality of the themes of the movie far transcend politics,” 女演员, 46, 告诉出口.

Amy Adams confirmed she's not offended by the harsh criticism of her new film, "Hillbilly Elegy." The movie is currently streaming on Netflix.

Amy Adams confirmed she’s not offended by the harsh criticism of her new film, “Hillbilly Elegy.The movie is currently streaming on Netflix. (路透社)

Oscar-nominated actress Glenn Close plays Mamaw Vance. She said the filmwasn’t made with politics in mind.

霍华德, who has remained mum on criticsperception of the movie, “succeeded magnificently to tell the story of a very specific family,” 的 “Wife” 已添加星标.

Adams went on to brush off those who have criticized the film’s intent.

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Ron Howard hasn't spoken out about the negative reviews of his film based on J.D. Vance's bestselling memoir.

Ron Howard hasn’t spoken out about the negative reviews of his film based on J.D. Vance’s bestselling memoir. (盖蒂图片社)

Everybody has a voice and can use it how they choose to use it,” Adams said.

The movie, which was first released in select theaters on Nov. 11 before its digital release on the streamer, received a Critics Consensus of 25% on Rotten Tomatoes. Despite criticsharsh reviewsan article in The Atlantic dubbed itone of the worst movies” 的 2020 — Howard has responded to positive reactions from viewers on his Twitter account.

霍华德, 66, was a successful child actor who found even greater success as a director. His films include “Splash,” “Parenthood,” “Backdraft,” “Apollo 13” and “The Da Vinci Code.”

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