Film Preview: Hillbilly Elegy (2020)

Film Poster

Page Revisions:

(October 18, 2020) Original
(November 22, 2020) New Poster (#2)

Release Date:

November 24, 2020


From IMDb: “A Yale law student drawn back to his hometown grapples with family history, Appalachian values and the American dream.”

Poster Rating: C-/ D+

Review: (#1) The winding road is symbolic, but it doesn’t aid the overall design. It all feels unnecessarily dull and thematically weak.

(#2) A rather dull design that, while looking a bit like the back-woods setting the film is placed in, looks a bit too much like Hollywood dressing up for what they think yokels look like.

Trailer Rating: B-

Review: Apart from what look to be stellar performances, the trailer never quite picks up on what it wants to be. Is it a treatise on circumstance and improvement or a look at a wayward mother at odds with her own mother and her child. The trailer looks to be a bit of both, but without being completely compelling.

Oscar Prospects:

Ron Howard is always in the Oscar conversation, even when he disappoints. However, this doesn’t look that disappointing and both Amy Adams and Glenn Close could be Oscar winners with this film after both having secured several nominations and no wins.

Trailer #1


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