Hillbilly Elegy ½

not to state the obvious but rich people who have never stepped foot in Appalachia should not be making films about appalachia... especially when they choose to adapt a story from a capitalist republican who exploited his family trauma to stereotype an entire region as “poor just because they’re lazy” while completely ignoring the systems that consistently fail them... it’s very much a neoliberal mockery that is beyond embarrassing and nearly impossible to sit through... what was anyone involved in this thinking 😭 fuck this movie and fuck jd vance 

(also appalachia is visually beautiful and it’s actually okay to show that sometimes)

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