Joy | Film Review

Please note the following review does not contain spoilers. 

“We got here from hard work, patience, and humility. Don’t think the world owes you anything because the world owes you nothing.”

Joy tells the tale of entrepreneur and inventor, Joy Mangano, who delivers us the self-wringing ‘Miracle Mop’. I found this film to be a rather empowering portrayal of a very strong individual. Joy is that film that makes you proud of an achievement that isn’t even yours. It stirs up the emotions, and takes you on a journey.

The film shows the progression that Joy had to undergo to achieve her dream, albeit a dream about a mop, but still a dream. She underwent a character changing struggle, and through the film you can see her inner strength grow, as she fights for her own piece of the “American Dream”.

The film is carried mostly by Jennifer Lawrence, as the cut between throwback memories hit quickly within the story line, and leaves you a second behind as your brain catches up to what is happening. Unfortunately, it also leaves you stranded with wondering if it is supposed to be completely dramatic with intermittent one-liners, and cliché moments, however, Joy is a heart warming tale which enriches your view on the mundane items within your household. The things that we take for granted, that others struggled to get on the market to us.

Please take a look at the trailer below, and if you haven’t seen the film already, it’ll be out on DVD soon enough if your local theatre isn’t screening it. I mean, Jennifer Lawrence did win a Golden Globe for Best Performance by an Actress in a Motion Picture – Comedy or Musical, for it, so it is a winner…

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