The film Hillbilly Elegy has been almost universally panned by critics, torn to shreds in a way possibly not seen since Cats.
Problems abound. First off, the movie is, somehow, fairly boring. It's almost entirely lacking in aesthetic style, and it's also completely devoid of politics. Why is that a problem?
Like the average moderate Democrat, it attempts to "humanize" and "understand" entire demographics but somehow falls short of anything approaching inspiration or genuine connection.
Like the average moderate Republican, it preaches an ethos of comeuppance and valorizes capitalist success.
Combine both of these things with a desire to avoid any sort of political statement and you get...whatever Hillbilly Elegy is.