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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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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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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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25 December 2015 (USA)  »

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Untitled Joy Mangano Project  »

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Budget:

$60,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend:

$17,015,168 (USA) (27 December 2015)

Gross:

$56,451,232 (USA)
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Trivia

The red wine brought onto the boat, which inspired the creation of the Miracle Mop, appears to be a 1975 Mouton Rothschild "Andy Warhol". In 2015, it sold for about four hundred dollars per bottle. See more »

Goofs

The television cameras seen in the background at QVC weren't released until a few years after the events of the film take place. These cameras are also shown with LCD teleprompters, which weren't manufactured until the early 2000's. See more »

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[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

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Soundtracks

From the Terrace Love Theme
Composed by Elmer Bernstein
Courtesy of Twentieth Century Fox Film Corporation
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Absolutely Disappointing
5 February 2016 | by (Rio de Janeiro, Brazil) – See all my reviews

"Joy" is one of the most disappointing films of the year (if not the most). The great cast with names such as Jennifer Lawrence, Robert De Niro, Bradley Cooper, Diane Ladd, Virginia Madsen and Isabella Rossellini gives the sensation to the viewer that "Joy" might be a great film. However, the storyline of a creative woman that lives with her dysfunctional family and invents a mop, becoming a successful woman, has a boring and dull story and consequently screenplay; in addition, the soundtrack is annoying. In the end, "Joy" is a waste of time and talented cast. My vote is three.

Title (Brazil): "Joy: O Nome do Sucesso" ("Joy: The Name of the Success")


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