Joy

Joy

Joy

Writer-director David O. Russell reteams with Jennifer Lawrence, Bradley Cooper and Robert De Niro (after 2012's Silver Linings Playbook and 2013's American Hustle) for this comedic biopic, based on the life of Joy Mangano – inventor and founder of a family business dynasty that has raked in over $1 billion in sales.

Best Actress, Musical or Comedy (Lawremce) at the 2016 Golden Globes
2015Rating: M, Offensive language124 minsUSA
ComedyDramaTrue Story & Biography

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Joy / Reviews

Variety

Variety

It’s hard not to wish Joy were better...

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Time Out

Time Out

Lawrence is gritty, real and totally genuine. And, after ‘Brooklyn’ and ‘Carol’, here’s another film that passes the Bechdel Test for proper female characters with flying colours.

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The Telegraph

The Telegraph

The ringmaster of The Fighter, Silver Linings Playbook and American Hustle seems to have mellowed a little, which means fewer outright belly laughs, but a more layered and involving emotional landscape.

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The Guardian

The Guardian

An intriguing but weirdly subdued and stylised film.

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Hollywood Reporter

Hollywood Reporter

Keeps firing on all cylinders in the manner of the writer-director's previous few outings.

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Herald Sun

Herald Sun

There is a lot of story to be covered throughout Joy. And being a story that is principally concerned with making sales, the film owes everything to Lawrence's proven ability to seal a deal when the acting chips are down.

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FilmInk

FilmInk

Devoid of special effects, but supercharged through the wit of its writing, the richness of its characterisation, and the evangelical profundity of its subtext, this film about one truly amazing woman rates as an eye-popping, breathtaking achievement.

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Empire Magazine

Empire Magazine

Another dazzling Jennifer Lawrence performance anchors a blue-collar parable that boasts some inspired moments but never quite gels.

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