GordoFlower’s review published on Letterboxd:
I know nothing about Appalachia so can't judge this on its representation.
What I can judge it on is how exhausting it is. The type of movie where the only acting done is through shouting. The screaming matches also come so suddenly that you get whiplash. But I guess that could be attributed to the movie being the main character remembering his childhood and this is how it feels to him many years later but it's still clunky?
It's also the second movie in as many days I've seen where they romanticize shitty families. Moving away, not talking to them, and not having to thank their shitty behavior making you the great person you are today is OK.