Joy Review | The Reel Roundup

TRR: In David O. Russell's American Hustle, Jennifer Lawrence played a frustrated housewife who was married to Christian Bale's character, a conman masquerading as a legitimate businessman. But in Russell's latest film, Joy, Lawrence is a former housewife looking to make a name for herself as a legitimate businesswoman, in this fictionalized account of the life of Miracle Mop inventor Joy Mangano. Equal parts humor and emotion, Lawrence's portrayal of the title character is the main reason to see Joy. Although scenarios, plot points and even characterizations occasionally have a tendency to come across as ridiculously outlandish, there's one constant, and that's Lawrence, who delivers yet another knockout performance.

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