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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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1995. Joy has always been fascinated by creating things, this pursuit always supported emotionally by her maternal grandmother, Mimi. Joy feels that lack of practical support has led to others making fortunes on ideas she had come up with years ago but could not act upon manufacturing. Despite being broke, Joy is the person in her extended family to who 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 who she has somewhat of a strained relationship, and for which Joy does the books. Sharon, Rudy's ... Written by Huggo

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In America the ordinary needs the extraordinary every single day.


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

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$60,000,000 (estimated)

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$17,015,168 (USA) (25 December 2015)

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$56,443,482 (USA) (11 March 2016)
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Final film of Ken Howard. See more »

Goofs

QVC is said to be in Lancaster, PA, and Amish buggy drivers are shown on a winding back road. It's actually in West Chester, just outside Philadelphia. See more »

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Joy: Don't ever think that the world owes you anything, because it doesn't. The world doesn't owe you a thing.
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One of the worst
20 February 2016 | by (Ireland) – See all my reviews

This film is nothing more than a bunch of clichés strung together. I didn't believe one minute of it.

It wasn't the actors fault there was just nothing for them to act with and don't get me wrong I love a good "poor girl done good" story like Erin Brockovich but this was just tedious.

I am also a big fan of Jennifer Lawrence, but this is the worst film to date I have seen her in and I can't believe there was talk about an Oscar for her performance in it.

It has nothing to redeem it. Some of the cinematography was interesting but again didn't add anything to the story. Everybody was cardboard and every scene just made me more and more angry that I was wasting my time watching it.


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