• Joy (2015)


Release Date: December 25th, 2015

DVD Release Date: May 2nd, 2016

PG-13 |2 hr 3 min

Plot Summary

A story of a family across four generations, centered on the girl who becomes the woman (Jennifer Lawrence) who founds a business dynasty and becomes a matriarch in her own right. Facing betrayal, treachery, the loss of innocence and the scars of love, Joy becomes a true boss of family and enterprise. Allies become adversaries and adversaries become allies, both inside and outside the family, as Joy's inner life and fierce imagination carry her through the storm she faces.

Cast: Jennifer Lawrence, Robert De Niro, Edgar Ramirez, Diane Ladd, Virginia Madsen, Isabella Rossellini, Bradley Cooper, Elisabeth Rohm

Director: David O. Russell

Genres: Comedy drama

Production Co: Davis Entertainment, 10 by 10 Entertainment

Distributors: 20th Century Fox

Keywords: 2010s, 1970s, Husband, 1990s, 1980s, Office, 2000s, Family, Brooding, Car, Quest

Ratings & Reviews

  • 60
    Tim GriersonScreen International

    The improvisational flair, unpredictable tonal shifts and overt emotional lurches that highlighted American Hustle and Silver Linings Playbook are here less consistently inspired and affecting, resulting in a heartfelt fairy tale that only soars in spurts. show more

  • 40
    Joe MorgensternWall Street Journal

    Joy is at its annoying worst when it’s clamoring to be antic, and at its brilliantly funny best when Joy and her adversaries — including one played by Bradley Cooper — are deadly serious about business as mortal combat. show more

  • 70
    Todd McCarthyThe Hollywood Reporter

    That the film itself is nearly as chaotic as the clan it examines can either be regarded as an admirable artistic correlative or a crippling defect, but the splendidly dextrous cast ensures that this goofy success story, which could just easily be titled American Hustle 2, keeps firing on all cylinders in the manner of the writer-director's previous few outings. show more

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Winner Best Performance By an Actress in a Motion Picture - Musical or Comedy
Nominated Best Motion Picture - Comedy or Musical
Nominated Actress in a Leading Role