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 …
Plot Keywords: divorce / soap-opera / reference-to-fox-television-network / shooting-practice / grandmother-granddaughter-relationship
Taglines: In America the ordinary needs the extraordinary every single day.
Certificate: Argentina:Atp | Australia:M | Austria:8 | Brazil:10 | Canada:PG (Alberta) | Canada:PG (British Columbia) | Chile:TE | Denmark:7 | Finland:S | France:Tous publics | Germany:12 | Hong Kong:IIA | India:U | Ireland:12A | Malaysia:P13 | Mexico:B | Netherlands:6 | Norway:7 | Philippines:PG-13 | Portugal:M/12 | Singapore:PG13 | South Korea:12 | Sweden:7 | Switzerland:8 | Taiwan:PG-12 | Turkey:G | United Kingdom:12A | United Kingdom:12 (video) | United States:PG-13
Cast: Jennifer Lawrence , Robert De Niro , Bradley Cooper , Edgar Ramírez , Diane Ladd , Virginia Madsen , Isabella Rossellini , Dascha Polanco , Elisabeth Röhm , Susan Lucci , Laura Wright , Maurice Benard , Donna Mills , Jimmy Jean-Louis , Ken Howard , Ray De La Paz , John Enos III , Marianne Leone , Melissa Rivers , Drena De Niro , Isabella Crovetti , Emily Nuñez , Madison Wolfe , Aundrea Gadsby , Gia Gadsby , Tomas Elizondo , Zeke Elizondo , Alexander Cook , Lori McCoy-Bell , Suzanne Frazier Wilkins , Luisa Maria Badaracco , Jamell Washington , Will Le Bow , Johnnie Mack , Pedro Martinez Campos , Carlos Sala Valencia , Alvaro Benavides , Edgar Pantoja Aleman , Shonda Schilling , Grant Schilling , Gary Zahakos , Josef Boreland , Robert Sabino , Mateo Gómez , Marcela Jaramillo , Jim Frangione , Melissa McMeekin , Erica McDermott , Carla Antonino , Michele Egerton , Marianne Bayard , Fiore Leo , Steven DeMarco , Collin Knight , Barbara Feeney , Damien Di Paola , Patsy Meck , Jeremiah Kissel , Dale Place , Mitchell Rosenwald , Thomas Matthews , Matthew Russell , Bates Wilder , Paul Herman , Christy Scott Cashman , Colleen Camp , Richard McElvain , Mark Nemeskal , Patrick Pitu , Michael DeMello , Ken Cheeseman , Daniel Bowen , Naheem Garcia , Raymond Alongi , Johnny Lee Davenport , Sonny Mirabella , Bill Thorpe , Sam Weisman , Jeff Avigian , Barry Primus , Eliana Adise , Calidore Robinson , Jasmine Brooke White , Kristen Annese , Stephanie Atkinson , Jeff Bellin , Steve Bertorelli , Amanda Blattner , David S. Bookbinder , Jim Boyd , Eliane Brick , John J. Burke , Joe Cali , Tom Carrigan , Joanie Catalano , Angel Connell , Guy Cooper , Jeffrey Corazzini , Christopher Coulouras , Taber Cross , Edgar Damatian , Alexandre Dornback , Steven Dougherty , Stephanie Eaton , Kimberly Evan , Tayla Fernandez , Charlie Flannery , Victor Franko , James Gaiero , William Galatis , Grace Gallant , Susan Garibotto , Tom Granger , Maria Green , Alin Halajian , London Hall , Paul Held , Arthur Hiou , Rosemary Howard , Lin Hultgren , Ian Dylan Hunt , Frankie Imbergamo , Gege Jackson , Kate Jurdi , Tom Kilgallen , Mary Koomjian , Gwen Kosak , Hashim Lafond , Ashley Lanzoni , Lauren Laperriere , Jimmy Malcolm , Allie Marshall , Tanja Melendez Lynch , Sarah Elizabeth Mitchell , Adrian M. Mompoint , Meera Moran , Alyson Muzila , David Sean O’Donnell , Richard Pacheco , Arissa Page , Derek Pratt , Stew Replogle , Alan Resnic , Lexie Roth , Anastasia Mousis Sanidopoulos , Nicole Sarmiento , Leonel Severino , Chaunty Spillane , Gloria Koehn Straube , Paul Taft , Lino Tanaka , Carole Taylor , Karen Valovcin , Adam Vera , Kayla Rae Vesce , George J. Vezina , Walley Walkker , Ainsley Washek , Dora Winifred , Darryl Wooten , Amanda Zocco
Company: Fox 2000 Pictures
Country: United States
Language: English , Spanish , French
Released Date: 19 Feb 2016 (Vietnam)
Film Location: Haverhill, Massachusetts, USA
Runtime: 124 min
Soundmix: Dolby Digital | Dolby Surround 7.1 | Dolby Atmos
Aspect Ratio: 1.85 : 1
moveebuff1953 » I was not drawn to Joy when it was first released because it just looked like a made for TV movie. I was surprised when Jennifer Lawrence was nominated for an Academy Award for her performance and still had no real desire to see Joy. Joy popped up on my new releases list on Apple TV today so I thought I would just watch the first 10 minutes to get an idea whether it would be watching or not. After 10 minutes I knew this was worth watching so my husband and I watched it and to both of our surprise we really liked it. Jennifer Lawrence was outstanding in her role as Joy. I've always thought Lawrence was an amazing actress since I saw her in Winter's Bone. She is the real deal. She is destined for more success with each film she is in. DeNiro is amazing as always. It is a wonderful story that should have received better reviews. I can understand why it wasn't a box office hit but it is definitely worth watching.
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