Real and inspirational

Real and inspirational

English (U) , Cast: Jennifer Lawrence, Robert De Niro, Bradley Cooper
Director: David O Russell

“Joy” is based on the rags-to-riches real life inspired drama of ‘Miracle Mop’ inventor and entrepreneur Joy Mangano. Like any real life story, there are many ups and downs. So, you can expect family drama and emotional struggles as Joy tries to fulfil her dreams of becoming a successful woman.

The film has Jennifer Lawrence playing a largely positive side of Joy’s life who is seen as a mother hungry for success. Since her childhood days, Joy has always been positive, but life puts before her enough family problems. Despite the lack of a formal business degree, she never stops for looking for her eureka moment. We also get to see how having a bright idea alone does not make one successful. In fact, the most challenging part of her life comes when she starts production of the ‘Miracle Mop’ and connecting with womenfolk to buy her product.

It’s always good to watch a movie with a feel-good theme and director David O Russell adds his own energetic touch with a realistic setup. Jennifer is as always brilliant with her performance and her co-stars Robert De Niro as Joy’s father and Bradley Cooper as a telesales genius are convincing in their roles.

Joy’s success story would have been better told if the meandering script had been tightened to some extent. From a director who gave fans solid entertainment in “American Hustle” and many others, “Joy” at times feels a bit outstretched. However, the film remains inarguably inspirational and touching.

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