#watched: JOY


The only reason why I watched this, was for director David O. Russell (who also wrote the screenplay) - whose "Three Kings" was/is one of my all-time fav films (other films he's done include "American Hustle", "The Fighter", "Silver Linings Playbook" / IMDb), hoping to grasp at and experience the "magic" I felt while watching that movie (watched it numerous times too on DVD) … and "JOY" the movie had a sprinkle of it perhaps, made buoyant no doubt by Jennifer Lawrence as lead protagonist "Joy", and was closer in tone to 'American Hustle'.

Aside from tearing my hair-out at the antics of her family (in particular her dad and sister), the quirkiness stood out a tad too much for an outing such as this, which could have easily been transplanted as a tele-movie but for the Hollywood stars in the film.

I was more intrigued by the behind-the-scenes machinations of the home shopping channel than of her own life, IMHO

The tv-soap-opera dream moments were more satisfying than "real life" tho, and that that was all they were; recanted "dreams" - perhaps being a reflect of her psyche and thoughts - which was slightly disappointing as I'd wish more could be done about that, or the interpretation of it...

A psuedo-autobiograpical-documentary of whomever-I-dun-care-who, "who rose to become founder and matriarch of a powerful family business dynasty" - via the power of television shopping network(s). … Decent rental at 2/5 Popcorns, but hardly celluloid-outing worthy, methinks. "'Different-Strokes' Disclaimers" apply, thank :)

FYI: Some sequences seen in below video did not make it's way to the version of the film I had watched online tho...


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