Joy is a 2015 American biographical comedy-drama film directed by David O. Russell and produced by John Davis, Megan Ellison, Jonathan Gordon, Ken Mok and David O. Russell. The screenplay was written by David O. Russell and is based on the story by Annie Mumolo and David O. Russell.
Rated: PG-13 (movie contains brief strong language)
Run Time: 2h 4min
Release Date: December 25, 2015 (USA)
Genre: Biography, Comedy, Drama
Director: David O. Russell
Studio: 20th Century Fox
Joy stars Jennifer Lawrence, Bradley Cooper, Robert De Niro, Edgar Ramirez, Virginia Madsen, Isabella Rossellini, Dascha Polanco, Diane Ladd, Elisabeth Rohm, Susan Lucci, Donna Mills, Ken Howard and Melissa Rivers.
Joy is the story of Joy Mangano (Jennifer Lawrence), an airline booking agent residing in Peconic, New York juggling a complicated family life and struggling financially. Living with Joy and her two children are her single mother, Terri (Virginia Madsen), who spends all day in bed watching soap operas, her maternal grandmother, Mimi (Diane Ladd), and her under-employed ex-husband, Tony (Edgar Ramirez), a wannabe singer who sleeps in the basement.
Amidst the confusion, Joy perseveres and was always fascinated with creating things, a pursuit always supported by Grandma Mimi. Feeling buried by her life, Joy decides to make some changes in her life, and expects the unquestioning practical support of her family. Those changes include manufacturing a new product of her own design. She designs a revolutionary new self-wringing mop and sells it on QVC which leads to all sorts of adventure, good and bad.
“We got here from hard work, patience and humility. Don’t think the world owes you anything because the world owes you nothing.” – Joy Mangano
“You are in a room and there is a gun on the table. The only other person in the room is an adversary in commerce. Only one of you can prevail. Do you pick up the gun, Joy?” – Trudy
“I pick up the gun.” – Joy Mangano
“Listen to me. Never speak… on my behalf… about my business… again.” – Joy Mangano
“You know what you are, Terry? You’re like a gas leak. We don’t see you. We don’t smell you. But you’re silently killing us all.” – Rudy Mangano
Official Movie Trailer
Jennifer Lawrence as Joy Mangano
Bradley Cooper as Neil Walker
Robert De Niro as Rudy Mangano
Edgar Ramirez as Tony Miranne
Virginia Madsen as Terri
Isabella Rossellini as Trudy
Dascha Polanco as Jackie
Diane Ladd as Mimi
Elisabeth Rohm as Peggy
Susan Lucci as Danica
Donna Mills as Priscilla
Ken Howard as Mop Executive
Melissa Rivers as Joan Rivers