Why did poor white Americans vote for Trump in 2016? Hillbilly Elegy explains

The film's lead actresses believe the film can still reveal something about society and politics in America today. PHOTO: NETFLIX
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LOS ANGELES - Amy Adams and Glenn Close star in Hillbilly Elegy, a drama about a rural white working-class family living in the dirt-poor Appalachia region of the United States.

It is based on a controversial book many believe explains why poor white Americans voted for President Donald Trump in 2016.

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