(CNN) "Hillbilly Elegy," J.D.
Vance's 2016 memoir, won praise for its insight into the forgotten folk whose poverty and hopelessness prompted them to embrace Donald Trump as a political force.
That sociology aspect is mostly lost in Netflix's dreary movie adaptation, which focuses on one family trapped in a circular pattern of dysfunction, and how the son escaped it.
at Yale, interviewing for positions with snooty law firms and feeling conspicuously out of place alongside the blue-blooded, legacy candidates, who know which fork to use.
Haley Bennett, Gabriel Basso and Amy Adams in 'Hillbilly Elegy' (Lacey Terrell/Netflix)At the same time, J.D.
Donald Trump, Vance, Gabriel Basso, Owen Asztalos, Bev, Amy Adams, Glenn, Haley Bennett, Lacey Terrell, Mamaw
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