I rate Jennifer Lawrence quite highly, sure I’m no Hunger Games fan but I thought it was about time I checked her 2015 film Joy. So without further ado here’s my Joy Blu-ray review.
- Joy (2015)
- Genre: Drama
- Directed by David O. Russell
- Written by David O. Russell
- Music by West Dylan Thordson & David Campbell
- Cinematography by Linus Sandgren
- UK Rating 12
- Discs: 1
- Released By 20th Century Fox
Joy (Jennifer Lawrence) is a single mother, well she would be if her ex-husband wasn’t living in the basement with her father. She works as a booking clerk for Eastern Airlines. However Joy has always seen herself as inventor, she designed a dog collar but never took any further.
One day Joy comes up with a revolutionary mob design and decides to sink everything she has into it. She also requires investment which comes from her father’s wealthy Italian friend whom he has just started dating.
Without spoiling the film there are going to be several hurdles along the way as Joy attempts to take her miracle mop to market. Could she really have her mob on QVC the television shopping channel?
Style / Direction
Joy is a drama that moves along at good pace, it’s a good looking film with some rather nice wintery scenes around Christmas time.
Music / Audio Effects
Nothing exceptional on the music front but it all seems to fit the mood of the film.
Acting / Characters
Jennifer Lawrence as Joy is both convincing and commanding in the role making viewing the film enjoyable enough.
In fact most of the cast do a pretty good job with their roles. Unfortunately De Niro seems to simply put out the stock De Niro performance we tend see in his more recent films which is a little bit of a shame.
- Jennifer Lawrence
- Robert De Niro
- Édgar Ramírez
- Diane Ladd
- Virginia Madsen
- Isabella Rossellini
- Bradley Cooper
Conclusion: Joy (2015) Film Review
I’ll be honest the story isn’t one I would get to excited about, that said Jennifer Lawrence’s performance does somehow make the story a little easier to enjoy.
I don’t exactly know what I was expecting but the ending was a bit of an anticlimax.
If you like my Joy blu-ray review you may want to check out these films:
- The City of the Dead (1960)
- Cuba (1979)
- To Live And Die In LA (1985)
- American Hustle (2013)
- The Hateful Eight (2015)
- SPECTRE (2015)
- Inferno (2016)
- Jason Bourne (2016)
Conclusion: Joy Blu-ray Review
Clearly the picture and sound are outstanding as it’s a brand new film but what else do you get when you purchase the Blu-ray version?
- Joy Strength and Perseverance
- Times talk with Jennifer Lawrence, David O. Russell and Maureen Dowd
The hour plus Times talk interview I found to be too long, I guess you really need to love the story way more than I did.
On to my movie rating for Joy (2015)
- Movie Rating: WORTH WATCHING
- Blu-ray Rating: EXCELLENT
- Extras: DECENT
Joy (2015) is available now on blu-ray.
For those of you yet to see the film I’ll leave you with a little taster with trailer…
Clip not be representative of the Blu-ray version
That’s my Joy blu-ray review, if you have any thoughts on this film leave them in the comment section below:
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Summary: Joy (2015) Blu-ray Review
Movie title: Joy (2015)
Duration: 124 mins
Director(s): David O. Russell
Actor(s): Jennifer Lawrence, Robert De Niro, Édgar Ramírez, Diane Ladd, Bradley Cooper
- Movie Rating
- Blu-ray Rating
Jennifer Lawrence is on top form bringing a less than appealing story to life.