Predictions are already running rampant that "Hillbilly Elegy" will net Oscar nomations for two of its lead stars, Glenn Close and Amy Adams.
And it's easy to see why - both actresses transform into their characters, Close undergoing perhaps the more significant physical change.
"It started with me knowing that I didn't want to be distracted by my own face," Close told Yahoo Entertainment.
"Hillbilly Elegy" is based on a memoir by J.D. Vance about his own family. Ron Howard said of adapting his book, "the reality is we had to tone our Mamw down a little bit ... we felt like ... if we went full mammo, no one would buy it."