Joy (2016)

 ●  English ● 2 hrs 4 mins

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A story follows four generations of Joy Mangano, a single mother of three children, as she builds her business empire after creating the Miracle Mop.
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Cast: Bradley Cooper, Jennifer Lawrence, Robert De Niro

Crew: David O Russell (Director), Linus Sandgren (Director of Photography), David Campbell (Music Director), West Dylan Thordson (Music Director)

Rating: U (India)

Genres: Comedy, Drama, Biography

Release Dates: 22 Jan 2016 (India), 11 Feb 2016 (Malaysia), 07 Jan 2016 (Singapore)

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as Neil Walker
as Rudy
as Bartholomew
as QVC Call Taker
as Banquet Guest
as Traveler
as QVC Secretary
as Mop Factory Worker
as Wedding Guest
as Staten Island Girl
as Vintage Car Driver
as Girl in Toy Store
as Christie
as Todd
as Derek
as Kmart Shopper
as High School Party Goer
as Kmart Customer
as Boardroom Rep #2
as Marv Brickman
as Jackie
as K-Mart Shopper
as Production Assistant
as Mimi
as Priscilla
as Dallas Pedestrian
as Cindy
as Student at Party
as Tony Miranne
as QVC Assistant
as Peggy
as Young Jackie
as Parking Lot Woman
as Divorce Mediator
as Dallas Xmas Tree Salesman
as Christie-5 years old
as Mop Maker
as Junk Yard Shooter
as Banquet Guest
as Factory Worker
as Factory Worker
as Airline Supervisor
as Dallas Pedestrian
as QVC Attorney #1
as Wedding Guest
as Boardroom Rep #1
as Toussaint
as Manager at Mansion
as Roderick
as Banquet Attendee
as Dancer
as Gerhardt
as Mop Executive
as Dancer
as Clarinda
as Husband
as QVC Model
as Funeral Attendee
as Airport Customer
as Wedding Guest
as Angry Airline Customer
as Young Peggy
as Factory Worker
as Sharon
as Mrs. Rivera
as Ridge
as Banquet Guest
as Featured Extra
as Featured Extra
as Joan Rivers
as Funeral Guest
as Eerie Fabri-Pac Guy
Supporting Actress
as Banquet Attendee
as K-Mart Customer
as Tino
as Tony's Father
as Banquet Guest
as Background Actor
as Airport Traveler
as QVC Stage Hand
as QVC Wardrobe Staff
as Banquet Guest
as Dallas Pedestrian / Cowboy
as QVC Employee
as Wedding Guest
as Danica
as Beatrice
as K-mart Customer
as Wedding Guest
as Costume Designer
as QVC Employee
as QVC Production
as Tommy-3 years old
as Banquet Guest
as Terry
as Husband
as Dallas Businessman
as Tommy-3 years old

Direction

Director
Second Unit Director
First Assistant Director

Distribution

Writers

Screenplay Writer

Camera and Electrical

Director of Photography
Still Photographer
Assistant Cameraman
Lighting Technician

Sound

Sound Designer
Sound Effects Editor
Foley Artist
Sound Re-recording Mixer
Sound Mixer
Boom Operator

Casting

Casting Director
Casting Associate
Extras Casting
Casting Assistant

Costume and Wardrobe

Costume Stylist
Costume Designer
Costume Supervisor
Assistant Costume Designer

Editorial

First Assistant Editor
Post-Production Assistant
Assistant Editor

Post Production

Post Production Supervisor

Special Effects

Special Effects Coordinator

Stunts

Stunt Coordinator
Stunt Double

Thanks

Visual Effects

Visual Effects Supervisor
Visual Effects Producer
Visual Effects Studio
Visual Effects Coordinator
Film Type:
Feature Film
Language:
English
Colour Info:
Color
Sound Mix:
Dolby Digital
Camera:
ARRICAM Lite (LT), ARRICAM Studio (ST)
Frame Rate:
24 fps
Aspect Ratio:
1.85 : 1 (Flat), 2.35 : 1
Stereoscopy:
No
Goofs:
Errors in Geography
QVC is said to be in Lancaster, PA, and Amish buggy drivers are shown on a winding back road. It is actually located in suburban West Chester.

Miscellaneous
The yacht featured in the film (a Jeanneau Sun Odyssey DS) is incongruously modern - it did not enter production until the late 2000s or later, depending on the exact model.

Miscellaneous
When in the Dallas hotel, there is a Santander Bank in the background. Santander only started branding its banks with that name in 2013. Also, its banks are in the Northeast, not in Texas.

Continuity
When Robert DeNiro first enters, he is wearing Ray Ban sunglasses. Soon thereafter, the camera shoots from behind him, and he is wearing glasses with clear lenses. Seconds later, we see him again wearing the Ray Bans.

Factual Mistake
Joy says she make a phone call to Hong Kong at 3am in Long Angeles, while it was 3pm in Hong Kong. Hong Kong is 16 hours ahead of Pacific Standard Time

Miscellaneous
The cab that pulls up during the funeral has a phone number with a 631 area code. The 631 area code was not used until 1999
Trivia:
Working title was "Kay's Baptism".

David O. Russell's second film not to receive an R-rating (after Accidental Love (2015)), which he disowned after creative and financial disagreements).

When Joy is getting ready at the QVC studios, you can see Lori Greiner getting her makeup done. She is considered the Queen of QVC.

Virginia Madsen's offbeat character, Terry, was not inspired by the mother of the real Joy Mangano. She is instead a composite of several people in Mangano's life.

Joy's ex-husband, Tony Miranne (portrayed by Édgar Ramírez), was a fellow business student and former classmate at Pace University, not a Venezuelan singer

First film produced by Annapurna Pictures to receive a PG-13 rating, and 12A in the UK

The infamous red wine brought onto the boat and inspiration for the creation of the Miracle Mop, appears to be the 1975 Mouton Rothshield "Andy Warhol", (at least in the film). This wine goes for around $400 a bottle in 2015.

Joy's half-sister Peggy is entirely fictional and was created by writer/director David O. Russell

Filming took place in Boston, Massachusetts. Haverhill, Massachusetts was also used for filming. In July 2015, downtown Haverhill was transformed into 1980's Dallas. The Dallas Music Center from the movie was the former home of the Haverhill Music Center. David O. Russell's previous film, American Hustle, was filmed in various locations around the state notably Worcester.

Diane Ladd was decided to be the narrator of the story after she had already filmed all her scenes.

The real Mangano graduated with a degree in business administration from Pace University in 1978. After college, however, she did work in the reservations department of an airline, and prior to that, she worked as a waitress.

As shown in the movie, Mangano did sell over 18,000 mops during her first hour-long appearance on QVC, proving that she could connect with an audience.

Annie Mumolo's original script featuring the story of the Miracle Mop was based upon a real person: Joy Mangano, an Italian-American inventor and entrepreneur known for inventions such as the self-wringing Miracle Mop and Huggable Hangers. She is the President of Ingenious Designs, and appears regularly on US television shopping channel HSN. A graduate of Pace University, Mangano holds more than 100 patents for her inventions. When David O. Russell came onto the project, he added many more supporting characters and interwove Mangano's original biography with stories of other women daring to change their lives so much that only the basic plot outline still resembles Mangano's story (from working mother to business woman). Therefore, despite earlier reports about the film, this is not a biographical film about Mangano. Furthermore, Russell even admitted he was in no hurry to meet Mangano in real-life during the filming process, because he wanted to make the movie his own way, only speaking to her on the phone. Also, Joy's last name in the film is never given and movie Joy is not from Mangano's native Smithtown, on the North Shore of Long Island, New York.

The working title for this film was "Kay's Baptism"

Russell admitted that he was in no hurry to meet Mangano in real-life during the filming process, because he wanted to make the movie his own way, only speaking to her on the phone

Joy's last name in the film is never given and movie Joy is not from Mangano's native Smithtown, on the North Shore of Long Island, New York

When David O. Russell came onto the project, he added many more supporting characters and interwove Mangano's original biography with stories of other women daring to change their lives so much that only the basic plot outline still resembles Mangano's story

Annie Mumolo's original script featuring the story of the Miracle Mop was based upon a real person: Joy Mangano, an Italian-American inventor and entrepreneur known for inventions such as the self-wringing Miracle Mop and Huggable Hangers

Elisabeth Röhm was cast as Jennifer Lawrence's sister, making this the second collaboration between her, Jennifer, Bradley Cooper, and Robert De Niro under David O. Russell's direction.

Marks the 4th film Bradley Cooper and Robert De Niro have starred in together. Previously, they collaborated on "Limitless" (2011), "Silver Linings Playbook" (2012), and "American Hustle" (2013).

Some scenes were shot in Haverhill, MA.

Joy Mangano first developed the Miracle Mop in 1990, the same year actress Jennifer Lawrence was born.

The fourth collaboration between Bradley Cooper and Jennifer Lawrence. They previously starred together in Silver Linings Playbook (2012), American Hustle (2013), and Serena (2014).

This is the third time Robert De Niro, Bradley Cooper, and Jennifer Lawrence appeared in a film together. The first time was in "Silver Linings Playbook" and the second was in "American Hustle." Both directed by David O. Russell.

Under David O. Russell's direction, Robert De Niro, Bradley Cooper, and Jennifer Lawrence have all been nominated for Academy Awards. Lawrence won for Silver Linings Playbook.

This is Jennifer Lawrence third film collaboration with David O. Russell. They previously worked together on Silver Linings Playbook (2012) & American Hustle (2013).
Filming Start Date:
19 Feb 2015
Filming End Date:
14 Apr 2015