WOW247 | 'Joy' Review


Marking their third collaboration after Silver Linings Playbook and American Hustle, director David O. Russell re-teams with stars Jennifer Lawrence and Bradley Cooper for Joy, an engaging biopic of the inventor of the Miracle Mop, rendered in the director’s distinctive style.

Opening in the 1990s, the film stars Lawrence as Joy Mangano, a working-class single mother who lives in a suburban house with her invalid, soap opera-addicted mother Carrie (Virginia Madsen), her three young children, her beloved grandmother Mimi (Diane Ladd), her wannabe musician ex-husband Tony (Edgar Ramirez), and her father, Rudy (Robert De Niro), who has just moved into the basement with Tony after being dumped by his latest girlfriend.

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