CAST & CREW
Fighting against all odds is something that is always inspirational. And when that is a woman the inspiration becomes double. Women are challenged by reality on a day-to-day basis, and she tries her best to make her dreams come true. Joy is one such film which is a tribute to womanhood. Now, let’s take a look at what the movie has in store for us.
Jennifer Lawrence essays the titular role Joy Mangano. She is a single mother whose family is broken. Everyone in her family has no interest in Joy’s well-being except her grandmother Diane Ladd, who proves to be a source of motivation for Joy. Joy meets all the hurdles that come in her way with great mental grit and chases her dream to commence a business of her own; ultimately she invents a Miracle Mop (which is there in use).
Joy has an ensemble of good actors and actresses, but it’s all in all a Jennifer Lawrence’s film. When you see women are not compromising their ideals, it is indeed heartening. And Jennifer has done a wonderful job as a self-made woman who is brave. She has carried the film on her shoulders with utmost earnestness. Robert De Niro plays Jennifer’s father with utmost conviction. The chemistry that he shares with Jennifer is commendable. Gia Gadsby, who enacts Joy’s daughter, is at her cute best while Ramirez (Joy’s ex-spouse), Virginia Madsen (Joy’s mother), Elisabeth Rohm (Joy’s good friend Peggy), and Bradley Hooper ably support the film.
David O Russell, the director of this film, has made Jennifer Lawrence the protagonist of the movie yet another time. The movie is narrated by the grandmother in a great tone. The life of Lawrence since she is a small girl to a woman of grits is shown in the film. Her family life acts as the hindrance when she tries to make it big in professional life. But the real test lies in emerging a winner right? And that’s what Joy does in this film.
What’s not there?
Well, when you look a the previous works of David O Russell including the Fighter,
American Hustle, and Silver Linings Playbook, you would surely expect that Joy could have been a much better piece. However, it works in bits and pieces.
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