Run Time: 2h 4min.
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"Joy is one of those people who rejoiced in making things."
Joy is the true story of a young woman with an entrepreneurial spirit. She was creative from a young age and loved making things, particularly those that solved a problem. When she comes up with an idea for a new mop, she's thrown into the cut-throat world of business and quickly realizes she faces more obstacles than she thought possible.
Joy's story is told to us in a voice-over by her grandmother, which is rather appropriate since she was the one who instilled in Joy that she could do whatever she dreamed of.
Joy's family plays a big, albeit complicated, role in her business journey. We see how her friends and family can make all the difference when they're trying to help each other out. She cares for and houses her whole immediate family and they are ever-present. Her home is chaotic and she's constantly running around trying to keep everyone in line while also fixing everything herself. As a viewer, it's kind of funny to see how hectic everything is in her household because you'd think she wouldn't be able to get anything done with all the things that go wrong. And yet, Joy manages to think up a game-changing invention.
What started as a great idea being manufactured out of her father's garage, turned into a business empire. In order to get there though, Joy had to endure a whole lot of hardships. She faced the trials of starting a business, the frustration and heartbreak that come with the unsuccessful days and the failures, and the disappointment that comes when people give up on you.
Through it all, she comes up with creative ways of getting the word out about her business and she perseveres because she believes in her product. She grows a lot in the business world - she learns the ins and outs and never lets anyone walk all over her, taking matters into her own hands when things go wrong. No matter how many setbacks she faces, she keeps going. She finds a way.
Jennifer Lawrence, as always, gives a great performance as Joy, and she has an Oscar nomination to show for it.
My one complaint about this movie is that it was very long, and did drag on at times. Overall though, I really enjoyed it.
Joy is a film with a lot of heart. It's an inspirational, endearing, and often funny tale about creativity, hard work, brains, and a whole lot of perseverance.
Joy is now available on Blu-ray, DVD, and Digital HD. Check out the trailer below:
And now for the giveaway! ThinkJam and Fox Home Entertainment very kindly provided me with a Blu-Ray & Digital HD copy of Joy to give away.
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1. You must be following my blog - this giveaway is for my readers!
2. It is open to residents of Canada (Sorry to readers everywhere else, shipping from Canada is extortionate!)
3. If selected as the winner, you must be willing to provide me with your address so I can send you your prize.
4. I will email you if you are selected as the winner, and you must respond within 48 hours, otherwise another winner will be chosen.
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*A review copy was sent to me by ThinkJam and Fox Home Entertainment in exchange for an honest review.