Oscar veterans Amy Adams and Glenn Close lead this multi-generational drama as mother and grandmother to a young boy fighting through years of family woes to achieve his dream of being a Yale law student. Based on the best-selling memoir by JD Vance and directed by Academy Award winner Ron Howard.
JD Vance (Gabriel Basso, The Kings of Summer), a former Marine from southern Ohio and current Yale Law student, is on the verge of landing his dream job when a family crisis forces him to return to the home he’s tried to forget. JD must navigate the complex dynamics of his Appalachian family, including his volatile relationship with his mother Bev (Adams), who’s struggling with addiction. Fueled by memories of his grandmother Mamaw (Close), the resilient and whip-smart woman who raised him, JD comes to embrace his family’s indelible imprint on his own personal journey.