Joy tells the tale of a family across four generations and the woman who rises to become founder and matriarch of a powerful family business dynasty. In the titular lead, Jennifer Lawrence stars as Joy and the story is inspired by the life and times of inventor entrepreneur Joy Mangano, creator of Ingenious Designs with over $1 billion in sales, as well as inspired by elements from the lives of other historic business pioneers.
David O Russell directs Lawrence alongside Bradley Cooper, partnering them for the umpteenth time onscreen after they’ve appeared together American Hustle, Silver Linings Playbook and Serena to name but three, and there’s also Robert De Niro, Elisabeth Röhm, Virginia Madsen, Isabella Rossellini, Édgar Ramírez, Donna Mills and Diane Ladd.
Personally, I’m not sold on Joy, but it’s early days, and this is just a teaser trailer.
Joy is released in the UK on January 1st 2016, exactly a week after the US get it on Christmas Day.
Check out the trailer below and click on the above poster, of sorts, for the full-size version:
Reviewer of movies, videogames and music since 1994. Aortic valve operation survivor from the same year. Running DVDfever.co.uk since 2000. Nobel Peace Prize winner 2021.