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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
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Peggy (as Elisabeth Rohm)
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Danica
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Clarinda
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Ridge
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Priscilla
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Touissant
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Mop Executive
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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)  »

Also Known As:

Untitled Joy Mangano Project  »

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Budget:

$60,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend:

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

Gross:

$56,443,482 (USA) (11 March 2016)
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Trivia

In real life, Joy's ex-husband, Tony Miranne, was a fellow business student and former classmate at Pace University, not a Venezuelan singer. 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

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

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

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Young At Heart
Written by Carolyn Leigh and Johnny Richards
Performed by The 101 Strings Orchestra
Courtesy of Countdown Media
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A dumb movie.
31 December 2015 | by (Montreal) – See all my reviews

I had no idea what this film was about-I just thought it might be good because of Jennifer Lawrence. Boy was I wrong. I suppose if compared to being in a hurricane or a flash flood-this movie would definitely come out on top-but as a 'movie for entertainment purposes' it belittles the audience and the people on the screen rendering them mere caricatures of people-not real people at all. That is strange to see-actors with talent wasted on what is basically nothing but a dumb movie project that isn't even worth being a movie of the week on some family orientated cable station. There were other things that didn't work in relationship to this movie-an endless 45 minute "preshow" from the movie chain that treated the adult audience as if they were all in grade seven. Going to the movies has become virtually a waste of time-especially if this is the type of thing they expect people to go for. I heard the positive reviews by critics but I don't see any positive reviews from an cinema goers. Everybody seemed to think this movie was ridiculous. I know I do. Its a movie about a woman who designs a mop. That's right-a mop. Unbelievable.


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