Movie Review: Joy

This is going to be a very short review, because I don’t really have much to say about Joy, David O. Russell’s latest feature to star Jennifer Lawrence. I haven’t read any reviews of the film yet – the film finished less than an hour ago – aside from the fact that I’d heard that Joy wasn’t great. Russell’s previous two feature films, both of which starred Lawrence and Bradley Cooper were critical darlings – Silver Linings Playbook won Lawrence her first Oscar, and Lawrence, Cooper, Christian Bale and Amy Adams were all nominated for their work in American Hustle – and Joy is just… there. This is a shame, not only because of the people who were involved in making the film, but because Joy Mangano’s story is a great one to adapt to film.

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