Review: Joy

By mondoolix
04 Feb 16

If you think (and you should!) that women aren't represented strongly in cinema, then Joy is the film for you. Jennifer Lawrence plays strong female lead in this story about a woman's drive to invent, create, and win. David O'Russell's starting team of Lawrence, Bradley Cooper and Robert DeNiro are back in this films arc of one woman's success against the odds. There are plenty of laughs to be had in this drama and a fun soundtrack (typical of Russell) to make this story one heck of a ride. Not one of his best, and had a hard task following Silver Linings Playbook, but a great addition to Russell's and Lawrence's filmography.