Ron Howard says 'Hillbilly Elegy' critics are looking for 'political thematics' that are irrelevant to the film
Ron Howardsays that critics of his new movie "' Hillbilly Elegy" are too focused on political optics that are irrelevant to the story.
- The 66-year-old director said that he was aiming to make a "family drama that could be very relatable" and was not interested in the politics of the film's real-life inspiration J.D. Vance.
- Vance is a controversial political pundit who has been named "the Trump whisperer." The film is based on his memoir of the same name.
Ron Howard has defended his new
During an interview with CBS This Morning, the 66-year-old director said: "I do feel like they're looking at political thematics that they may or may not agree with that honestly aren't really reflected or aren't front-and-center in this story."What I saw was a family drama that could be very relatable. Yes, culturally specific, and if you're fascinated by that, I hope you find it interesting. If you're from the region, I hope you find it authentic, because that was our aim and effort. But I felt it was a bridge to understanding that we're more alike than we are different."
In turn, Vance was transformed into an overnight conservative celebrity and was even dubbed "the Trump whisperer."The film follows Vance through his teenage years as his mother, played by
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