Director: David O. Russell
Stars: Jennifer Lawrence, Robert De Niro, Bradley Cooper, Diane Ladd, Virginia Madsen, Isabella Rossellini, Susan Lucci, Donna Mills
Joy is the wild story of a family across four generations centered on the girl who becomes the woman who founds a business dynasty and becomes a matriarch in her own right. Betrayal, treachery, the loss of innocence and the scars of love, pave the road in this intense emotional and human comedy about becoming a true boss of family and enterprise facing a world of unforgiving commerce. Allies become adversaries and adversaries become allies, both inside and outside the family, as Joy’s inner life and fierce imagination carry her through the storm she faces.
I did not understand what all of the hypes was for this movie. It is not a bad movie at all, but it was not one of the best from that year. It was not even close. This was an average movie with a great cast. Nothing more or less.
This movie is based on a true story, so why is it so forgettable? It is one of those movies that you do not much of a desire to watch again. The cast is what sold the movie to the audience. It was not the movie. The cast was wonderful, and the acting was solid. The movie, itself, was the main problem with the movie. It just drug itself out too long, and it was boring. It just laid there like a dead fish. That that interesting.
I would not recommend this movie to anyone. It was worth watching once, just barely. There is no chance for me to watch this movie again. The sad part is that I really wanted to see this movie. It seemed interesting. I love biopics. Just not this one. I watched, so you don't have to.
Joy (2015) Trailer