JOY is the wild true story of Joy Mangano and her Italian-American family across four generations centered on the girl who becomes the woman who founds a business dynasty by inventing the Miracle Mop 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 Joy's inner life and fierce imagination carry her through the storm she faces. Jennifer Lawrence stars, with Robert De Niro, Bradley Cooper, Edgar Ramirez, Isabella Rossellini, Diane Ladd, and Virginia Madsen. Like David O. Russell's previous films, Joy defies genre to tell a story of family, loyalty, and love.
Mangano did sell over 18,000 mops during her first hour-long appearance on QVC, proving that she could connect with an audience.
Russell admitted that he was in no hurry to meet Mangano in real-life during the filming process as he wanted to make the film his own way, while only speaking to her over the phone
A few of the scenes were filmed in Haverhill, MA.
This is the fourth collaboration between Bradley Cooper and Jennifer Lawrence who have 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 have appeared in a film together, the first being "Silver Linings Playbook" and the second being "American Hustle." Both directed by David O. Russell.
This is Jennifer Lawrence's third film collaboration with David O. Russell. They previously worked together on Silver Linings Playbook (2012) & American Hustle (2013).
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