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JOY (2015): Great Story & Performances

Joy (2015), Jennifer Lawrence
Joy (2015), Jennifer Lawrence

A determined woman taking charge of her destiny and going after her dreams – especially when no one else believes, that for me is the subject matter of David O. Russell’s Joy; the movie that just got Jennifer Lawrence another Best Actress Golden Globe win.

In Lawrence’s third movie with Oscar Winning director, Russell, she’s joined by his other two favourite actors, Bradley Cooper and Robert De Niro. There’s also Isabella Rossellini, Virginia Madsen, Elizabeth Rohm and Edgar Ramirez, all of whom deliver notable performances. I found Rossellinni and Madsen’s characters particularly entertaining

Joy (2015), Isabella Rossellini, Elizabeth Rohm
Joy (2015), Isabella Rossellini, Elizabeth Rohm

The journey you get to go on in the story of Joy will make you laugh, cry and cheer. As you do at least two of the above, you may also notice the beauty in the cinematography, filming style, dialogue and perfect pace of the movie. All of these elements come together and make Joy a lot of fun to watch. Another plus is the many useful lessons for aspiring business people with big lofty ideas / dreams.

Watch it because it’s good and because you know that making it in life and business can be hard but do you really know just how hard? Joy, who comes in the shape of a seriously badass Jennifer Lawrence is happy to show you, as well as remind you that it’s never really over until you decide.

Happy Film Loving 🙂

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JOY (2015): New Trailer From David O. Russell, Jennifer Lawrence, Robert De Niro, Bradley Cooper…

Joy (2015), Jennifer Lawrence
Joy (2015), Jennifer Lawrence

I loved the teaser trailer for David O. Russell’s latest film, Joy, when I saw it a few months ago. I’m happy to report that the latest trailer is the perfect tease and even more exciting…

Who doesn’t love to watch the perceived underdog take charge and silence the doubters with legendary action? I’m looking forward to everything, including the comedy, dialogue and… everything!

Jennifer Lawrence, Robert De Niro, Bradley Cooper, Edgar Ramirez and Isabella Rossellini are the stars.

Release Date (s): December 25th, 2015 (US), January 1st, 2016 (UK)…

Happy Film Loving 🙂

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JOY (2015): New Trailer For Jennifer Lawrence & Bradley Cooper Drama

Joy (2015), Jennifer Lawrence
Joy (2015), Jennifer Lawrence

‘Find people you like working with and work with them whenever possible’.

These are words that probably came out of acclaimed Director David O. Russell’s mouth at some point, for here comes another movie starring his two favourite Actors, Jennifer Lawrence and Bradley Cooper. Add Robert De Niro and you’ve got the cast of Silver Linings Playbook (2012)

Joy is the story of a family across four generations and the woman that rises to become founder and matriarch of a powerful family business dynasty.

Based on the trailer, it definitely looks filled with trying times for the family but I’m looking forward to seeing Jennifer Lawrence’s character make sweet, sweet lemonade out of it all.

Happy Joy 🙂

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AMERICAN HUSTLE (2013): Exactly As I Thought

American Hustle (2013), Bradley Cooper, Christian Bale
American Hustle (2013), Bradley Cooper, Christian Bale

Director David O. Russell’s film is good and Bradley Cooper, Christian Bale, Amy Adams, Jennifer Lawrence and Jeremy Renner are all great in their roles.

However, I did find myself not as hooked as the story unfolded – at least not early on in the film anyway.

American Hustle (2013), Amy Adams
American Hustle (2013), Amy Adams

It’s not that plenty was’t happening – and at a good pace. It’s likely that I just didn’t identify with or get especially attached to any of the characters. Things did get better, particularly at the moment ‘Edith’s veil’ comes down.

Watch it if you’re curious about the story of a con man trying to keep the upper hand and stay alive when forced to work with the FBI in 70s New Jersey.

Happy American Hustle 🙂

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