Watch: Jennifer Lawrence in Joy


Hollywood’s leading lady Jennifer Lawrence stars in this David O Russell film, a true-life story of can-do spirit, honesty, and mops.

‘JOY’ is the wild true story of Joy Mangano and four generations of her eccentric Italian-American family, centring on the titular entrepreneur as she founds a business dynasty after inventing the self-wringing ‘Miracle Mop’. The narrative focuses on Joy’s tumultuous personal and family lives, as she goes from living under the same roof as both her divorced parents and ex-husband to becoming a cleaning magnate.

Director David O. Russell brings back many of his long-time collaborators, with Robert DeNiro, Bradley Cooper, and Isabella Rossellini all putting in layered and involving performances. Emotionally resonant without being saccharine, Joy is a genre defying marriage of drama, comedy, and real life story that’s sure to be a contender this coming awards’ season.

JOY opens in the UK on the 1st of January, watch the trailer here.