Thursday, January 7, 2016

Joy: Movie Review

Entertaining bio-pic of the human spirit - flaws and all.

Joy is the story of Joy Mangano – a literal rags-to-riches story of a broke, single mother of two who took the business world, and Home Shopping Network, by storm. And that type of story needs to be in the hands of frantic director David O. Russell and his actress collaborator Jennifer Lawrence. Two people, who arguably (tenuous argument) have lived that type of story and know how to bring it to the big screen with the ferocious comedic energy that it needs.   2015

Directed by: David O. Russell

Screenplay by: David O. Russell and Annie Mumolo

Starring: Jennifer Lawrence, Robert De Niro, Bradley Cooper and Edgar Ramirez