2015 "In America, the ordinary needs the extraordinary every single day."
6.6| 2h4m| PG-13| en| More Info
Released: 25 December 2015 Released
Producted By: Fox 2000 Pictures
Country: United States of America
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A story based on the life of a struggling Long Island single mom who became one of the country's most successful entrepreneurs.


Drama, Comedy

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David O. Russell

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Claysaba Excellent, Without a doubt!!
Jonah Abbott There's no way I can possibly love it entirely but I just think its ridiculously bad, but enjoyable at the same time.
Kamila Bell This is a coming of age storyline that you've seen in one form or another for decades. It takes a truly unique voice to make yet another one worth watching.
Mathilde the Guild Although I seem to have had higher expectations than I thought, the movie is super entertaining.
merelyaninnuendo JoyOne of the most acclaimed and artsy genre; drama, has had a wider range of features, each of them conveying a message but there never has been such an empty (it's not actually empty, but the rudimentary procedure in here undermines every aspect of it) and shallow, like this particular one. It fails on technical aspects like production and costume design, background score and editing. The writing is loosely placed on this overlong of almost two hours of journey that makes the audience sweat before reaching its destination and the real culprit in here is the premise that never had enough crisp to make it on screen in the first place. The attempt to pull off such an eerie project is appreciative and David O. Russell gives it all through his brilliant execution skills but it barely moves a muscle in the bigger picture. On being aware of the safe hands and the opportunity the actors have got, all of them are giving their best in, like Jennifer Lawrence, Robert De Niro, Bradley Cooper and Edgar Ramirez. Having said that, it doesn't mean that it doesn't have its moments, there are few amazingly shot sequences that are plausible. Joy is neither joyous nor intriguing enough to invest in it and addition to that misses a huge opportunity to create something colossal with such a huge and potential cast.
skyisthelimit925 I'll just try to be simple and clear.Jennifer Lawrence did an outstanding job in her leading role, once again. But it's definitely hard to say the same thing for the movie itself.I think it has the right and perfect idea to film but it's is mediocre that even an actor like Robert De Niro seems to be extinguished.If you're either a Jennifer Lawrence fan or you just like her acting, you should watch it. Otherwise, there's no need to waste your time.
whomichaelwho Lol.I guess you have to be slightly more sensitive than a brick to get this movie. I was relatively bored at the start and came close to switching it off but it developed into a very emotionally satisfying and inspiring movie mainly thanks to the performance of the lead actress and the character who never did give up. I don't care if it is fictional. Maybe there were so many bad reviews because she didn't see herself as a victim. Haters always gonna hate.
Floated2 Joy may have been considered somewhat of a disappointment and letdown compared to David O'Russell's latest films of these decade. It did not receive as much praise or box office revenue as his other films, as well as Oscar nominations, although the film may be underrated in general (Though Jennifer Lawrence did receive a nomination). Not as a great as Silver Lining Playbook and a completely different film in comparison to the Fighter and American Hustle, though Joy once again delivers a very good movie due to the performance of Jennifer Lawrence. This is a film in where the lead was needed to deliver a strong performance since this is her film as she is in about every scene and she is the complete main focus. It works because she is playing a strong independent role where we are rooting for her, as we see her struggle and everyday chaos at her household. Unlike O'Russell's other films, the story may not be as interesting and entertaining but the more the film goes, the better it becomes and the more we are intrigued in where it is heading. Seeing as it is based on a true story, where a rags to riches tale, the subplots and scenes involving Joy's dysfunctional family are some of the best. The film features Bradley Cooper but in a much smaller role where he isn't in the film for the first half, though once he gets introduced, the film arguably becomes greater as it centers more towards Joy's invention and the stakes it takes in wanting to be great, where the first half was an introduction to her family. Also delivered by a great performance from Robert De Niro as her father, David O'Russell is able to get another solid performance from him. Perhaps something was missing from the film, it is an entertaining watch but in comparison to SLP, it is noticeably weaker.