Why does Hillbilly Elegy feel so inauthentic and performative?

Why does Hillbilly Elegy feel so inauthentic and performative?

The reviews for Ron Howard’s Netflix adaptation of J.D. Vance’s memoir Hillbilly Elegy (including Vox’s) have not been kind. That’s largely because the movie is not good. Not only is it a surprising clunker to watch, it also fails to compensate for flaws in its…