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Joy (2015)

PG-13 | | Drama | 25 December 2015 (USA)
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Joy is the story of the title character, who rose to become founder and matriarch of a powerful family business dynasty.

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Storyline

Joy has always been fascinated by creating things, This pursuit was always supported emotionally by her maternal grandmother, Mimi. Joy feels that lack of practical support has led to others making fortunes on ideas she came up with years ago but could not act upon manufacturing. Despite being broke, Joy is the person in her extended family to whom everyone has always turned, in the process forgoing her own life, including not having attended college to help see her parents through their divorce. She works in an unsatisfying job as an Eastern Airlines ticket clerk; and lives with her mother Terry who spends all day in bed watching soap operas; her ex-husband Tony, a less than successful aspiring Latino Tom Jones wannabe; and their two children. Added to this mix is her father Rudy, the owner of a failing heavy-duty garage, which is managed by Joy's older half-sister Peggy, with whom she has somewhat of a strained relationship, and for which Joy does the books. Sharon, Rudy's latest ... Written by Huggo

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Taglines:

In America the ordinary needs the extraordinary every single day.

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Drama

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Rated PG-13 for brief strong language | See all certifications »

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Release Date:

25 December 2015 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

Untitled Joy Mangano Project  »

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Box Office

Budget:

$60,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend USA:

$17,500,000, 27 December 2015, Wide Release

Gross USA:

$56,451,232

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$101,134,059
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1.85 : 1
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Trivia

David O. Russell's and Jennifer Lawrence's third film together. See more »

Goofs

The character mispronounced Lancaster, PA, the way it is pronounced in Pennsylvania (locals pronounce it Lankister). See more »

Quotes

[first lines]
Clarinda: [TV soap opera scene] It doesn't make sense, I don't understand how something like this happened. I don't know what I'm going to do. This has been my whole life, and now it's gone I don't know what I'm supposed to do. Pendleton Industries is all I've ever known, and now it's all been taken away.
Danica: When someone sees a weakness in me, I turn that weakness into a strength.
[holds up a gun]
Clarinda: Danica, you're so strong. I don't think I can do anything like this.
Danica: You can imagine changing your ...
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Crazy Credits

The 20th Century Fox fanfare abruptly cuts into the background music. See more »

Connections

Referenced in Jeopardy!: 2016 Teen Tournament Quarterfinal Game 2 (2016) See more »

Soundtracks

A Little Less Conversation
Written by Mac Davis and Billy Strange
Performed by Elvis Presley
Courtesy of RCA Records
By arrangement with Sony Music Licensing
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Stiff, two-dimensional, boring... Save your money...
29 December 2015 | by See all my reviews

Both the plot and acting in Joy are incredibly two-dimensional and stiff, and the time spent on different parts of the plot is grossly imbalanced. This means the film is particularly boring and completely fails to engage. Lawrence, Cooper, De Niro and others are so weak and uninteresting to watch here that it's amazing they've ever done good work. I'm so tired of seeing De Niro crinkle his brow and smirk his mouth as an expression of acting talent. He's gotten as bad as Jack Nicholson. And, Cooper and Lawrence are unbelievably lame here, too, as are the script and editing. There's no meaningful character development -- just "drama" that fails to engage or make you care and "comedy" that fails to make you laugh. All that time in the theater watching supposed stars and nothing but a yawn. This thing is LAME!! Don't waste your money...


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