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.

Joy | Joy Movie Poster | 2015 | 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 | Melissa Rivers | David O. Russell | |
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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.

Movie Quotes

“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

Movie Stars

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