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A wild story of a family across four generations centered on the girl who becomes the woman who founds a business dynasty and becomes a matriarch in her own right. Betrayal, treachery, the loss of innocence and the scars of love, pave the road in this intense emotional and human comedy about becoming a true boss of family and enterprise facing a world of unforgiving commerce.
Publisher: Beverly Hills, CA : Twentieth Century Fox Home Entertainment, [2016]
Branch Call Number: DVD F JOY
Characteristics: digital, optical, surround, stereo, Dolby digital 5.1, Dolby digital 2.0, rda
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May 20, 2019

This movie didn't interest me at all. It was very slow moving and just didn't seem like it was going anywhere.

Apr 23, 2019

I enjoyed the quirks of the characters and the somewhat ridiculous antics at times. Knowing that in the end she ends up successful, it kept me guessing as to how the story would resolve. Worth watching.

Feb 26, 2019

Weird movie

Feb 26, 2019

Good film, Jennifer Lawrence is great.

Feb 20, 2019

Based on a true character, I loved how they painted her character. This movie is inspirational and reminds us that humble beginnings can become something special-and to never give on your dreams! Thanks Joy, keep making those mops.

Aug 14, 2018

There two types of movie that I find worth watching stories about music and life stories of the ordinary to extraordinary as David O Russell puts it. So I really enjoyed this movie It gives you hope that anything can be accomplished if you never give up.

Jul 21, 2018

Jennifer Lawrence might be Ape Shit off screen but as a actress she as good as its gets as . I really enjoyed this movie a lot.

Jun 29, 2018

Rated 1/10. Did not like this movie. Quite depressing, with iffy acting.

Jun 17, 2018

A little slow start, But it held my interest. I'm glad I watched it till the end.

Mar 11, 2018

Excellent depiction of a survivor of a disfuntional abusive manipulative family.
She remains true to herself, even through all the disappointments in her life. She is codependent. She chooses to be the caretaker and thus punching bag for the family. She forfits her own future and dreams, doesn't go to a great school,on a scholarship to care for her mom.

She cares for her dad, and x husband, barely makes ends meet, and finally discovers and creates a mop. She perseveres through betrayal, greed , discouragement and theft... from her family, business partners and uses her brain, skills and tenacity to overcome.

She finds a way to survive and profit from the circumstances and choices of codependency and disfunction.

It is raw and emotional.
Excellent motivation, especially for women and girls who often give up their own dreams to care for others.

Only critical observation is that the character supposed to be Joy, is so demure, silent, quiet and soft spoken. Anyone who has seen the real Joy (just watch hsn) knows she is the opposite. She is passionate, vocal, loud, easily excited, and very demonstrative.

So it is very unlikely that she was so quiet and peaceful her entire life in a house hold of vocal yellers, while being the caretaker for wveryone as well. This is just unbelievable. Other than that the story is very credible.

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Feb 24, 2018

Well acted film about a woman who takes acre of everyone around her at the expense of her own self, desires, dreams, etc.

She pushes her true self down for so many years, then finally reclaims that part of herself, through creating an invention.

Faced with constant blame, disaproval, manipulation, guilt (typical dysfuncional family) she pursues her dream, her life vision, it is what drives her and keeps her alive, she refuses to give up.

As she succeeds in business, she mentors and gives back to those with aspirations.

Motivational, inspiring, uplifting story about life, challenges, being true to yourself and not giving up.

Aug 26, 2016

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britprincess1ajax Jul 01, 2016

"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."

britprincess1ajax Jul 01, 2016

"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?"


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