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  • Official Trailer
  • Clip: Family

Movie Info & Cast

Synopsis

An urgent phone call pulls a Yale Law student back to his Ohio hometown, where he reflects on three generations of family history and his own future.

Cast

  • Amy Adams
  • Glenn Close
  • Gabriel Basso
  • Freida Pinto
  • Sunny Mabrey
  • Bo Hopkins
  • Dylan Gage
  • David Atkinson

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Metacritic

10
Dec 23, 2020

Howard’s film is nothing more than a sensational snapshot, one that feels even less authentic than many of the think pieces that followed the release of Vance’s book in 2016. To Hollywood, J. D. is just another cookie-cutter hero, one who’s defeated the haziest of villains—adversity itself.

David Sims
The Atlantic
50
Nov 10, 2020

Elegy . . . embraces the emotional messiness of a heart-wringing country song, but lacks a haunting refrain to get under your skin.

Metacritic review by Sheri Linden
Sheri Linden
The Hollywood Reporter
50
Nov 10, 2020

The main audience takeaway here will be the two main performances by Adams and Close.

Fionnuala Halligan
Screen Daily