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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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25 December 2015 (USA)  »

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Untitled Joy Mangano Project  »

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$60,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend:

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

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

Except for Neil Walker, none of the principals' last names are ever stated. See more »

Goofs

The cab that pulls up during the funeral has a phone number with a 631 area code, which was first used in 1999. See more »

Quotes

Young Joy: [Young Joy to Joy during a nightmare] When you're hiding you're safe, because people can't see you. But funny thing about hiding: you're even hidden from yourself.
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The 20th Century Fox fanfare abruptly cuts into the background music. See more »

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Features A Place in the Sun (1951) See more »

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Something Stupid
Written by C. Carson Parks
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Where was the plot?
8 February 2016 | by (Prague, Czech Republic) – See all my reviews

I really tried to liked or at least understand this movie but it seem to be an impossible task. I keep it brief - imagine that the screenplay is written by several schizophrenics who fight over whether they write a comedy, drama, melodrama or anything in between throughout the film. Characters come and go without realizing what they should bring to the story. Add poor Isabella Rossellini to the mix (the most bizarre act I have seen in years) who has lines so unbearably surreal no one could possibly carry them without looking like a lunatic. Add nightmarish soap opera merging with the plot. Boom! No sense what-so-ever. Jennifer tried really hard to keep this scrambled mess of a movie bearable and to watch she is only reason it is not a complete disaster. I feel dizzy now!


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