Runtime: 124 minutes
Directed by:David O. Russell
Starring: Jennifer Lawerence, Robert De Niro, Edgar Ramirez, Diane Ladd, Virginia Madsen, Isabella Rossellini, Bradley Cooper
Joy is pretty joyless. Had to go there, not even sorry.
Joy is a semi-biographical that is loosely based on Joy Mangano. First off, why would you make it loosely based on the lady in question? Seems completely pointless to me.
The lack of commitment to either making a dramatic, tension film or the true story of Joy Mangano. It makes me wonder what events were true and if the portrayal of the characters in the film were true.
Even before I discovered it was only loosely based, I found it unrealistic, as if they’d made events over the top to create drama. Yet our Main Character seemed stifled. I don’t understand how this story needed two hours to be told. I’m not quite sure what story it wanted to tell.
Everyone seemed stifled in their roles. And while Jennifer Lawerence did a good job with what she had, she looked too young for her role so I couldn’t fully invest in her.
It was OK, but not that good and will be forgotten soon enough.
To sum up, Confusing, not that bad, Forgettable
Was it worth the watch? No, particularly not at the cinema
Would I re-watch? No