Amy Adams sees her newest movie outside of politics, and the movie’s director is in agreemet.
In a new interview with NME, the star of “Hillbilly Elegy” is asked about some of the negative criticism of the film centred on its perceived politics.
“I think the themes of this movie are very universal,” Adams says.
“Whether it be generational trauma, whether it be just examining where we come from to understand where we’re going and who we are,” she continues. “I think the universality of the themes of the movie far transcend politics.”
Adams’ co-star Glenn Close also chimes in to say the film “wasn’t made with politics in mind, it was made with Ron [Howard]’s intent.”
Close adds, “I think he succeeded magnificently to tell the story of a very specific family.”
As for the critics of the film, Adams says, “I never would presume to say what critics should or shouldn’t do, everybody has a voice and can use it how they choose to use it.”
Howard also weighed in to share his thoughts on the criticism.
“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-centre in this story,” Howard told Entertainment Weekly.
“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,” he added. “But I felt it was a bridge to understanding that we’re more alike than we are different.”