JOY is the 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.
Allies become adversaries and adversaries become allies, both inside and outside the family, as Joys inner life and fierce imagination carry her through the storm she faces. Like David O. Russells previous films, Joy defies genre to tell a story of family, loyalty, and love.
- " A success story whose fast-paced joyfulness in performance and pacing makes up for the bumpy execution. " – Richard Crouse
- " Hiccups in style and pacing can't bring down this strong female lead, brought to stimulating life by Lawrence's easygoing, levelheaded acting. " – Mike Massie
- " An incredible performance by Jennifer Lawrence aided by great David O. Russell direction. " – Ricardo Gallegos