Connect
To Top

The movie : Joy

Cast: Jennifer Lawrence, Robert De Niro, Isabella Rossellini, Edgar Ramirez, Virginia Madsen, Bradley Cooper

Director: David O. Russell
Genre: Comedy, drama
Duration: 124 minutes
Now showing: Cinema Magic Metroplex Mall Naalya and Century Cinemax Acacia Mall Kisementi

Joy is loosely based on Joy Mangano, the woman who came up with the self-wringing mop among other inventions. Loosely, meaning that while Jennifer Lawrence’s titular character is called Joy Mangano, and she does invent the mop in the movie, several other characters and events were added to the plot. This should be a relief for anyone who was thinking of dismissing the movie because it may seem dull.
Dull is the last word you would use to describe this movie. The movie follows Joy, a divorced mother of two, whose ex still lives in her house, along with her grandmother, and father. While she has a job with an airline, her finances are stretched, with good reason. In her free time, she loves to invent things and hopes one of her inventions will amount to something one day, despite her father and sister’s discouragement.
One day an accident with broken glass gives her the idea of a self-wringing mop, leading to a series of events that will make you laugh, feel sad, want to wring someone’s neck and all the other things a god movie can make you want to do.
Joy is a good movie, mainly because of its cast. Lawrence’s performance goes without saying. Her roles in American Hustle, Silver Linings Playbook and The Hunger Games movies prove that she is a chameleon. It is no different with Joy. De Niro as her father, Rudy, will make you laugh, hate him yet love him. The movie is also fast-paced in that it feels like something is happening every second, which bodes well for a non-action movie – it is unlikely that you would get time to feel bored.
However, amid all the talking, and there is a lot of it, it feels like some issues do not get to get as deep as they promise to be. This may explain why some people have criticised the movie for not living up to its promise.

 

More in Audio Visual

  • The movie: Live By Night

    The gangster and his lewd tricks Cast: Ben Affleck, Elle Fanning, Brendan Gleeson, Chris Messina, Sienna Miller, Zoe Saldana and Chris...

    Christine NakalungiJanuary 21, 2017
  • The disc: 24K Magic – Bruno Mars

    On 24K Magic, Bruno Mars is devoted to the resurrection of the soul, funk, and R&B of ’80s and ’90s. What...

    Christine NakalungiJanuary 21, 2017
  • The video: Masala – Naira Ali

    Save the best for last, in times when the tide swings out of favour, one finds comfort in these. They can...

    Christine NakalungiJanuary 21, 2017
  • The track : Body – Rabadaba ft Jody

    Rabadaba is back and he has a new club banger. Rumour had it the rapper went to Rwanda to resurrect his...

    Christine NakalungiJanuary 21, 2017
  • The dvd : The Trust

    Two cops; Sergeant David (Elijah Wood) and his boss Lieutenant Jim (Nicolas Cage) are evidently bored with their jobs in the...

    Christine NakalungiJanuary 21, 2017
  • The dvd: Equals

    Nia (Kristen Stewart) and Silas (Nicholas Hoult) work together. They live in a “world” known as The Collective. It is a...

    Christine NakalungiJanuary 14, 2017
  • The track: Kimala – Desire

    Desire Luzinda’s latest track “Kimala” might be a direct message to the public and media. Kimala means ‘enough’ in direct English...

    Christine NakalungiJanuary 14, 2017
  • The movie : Monster Trucks

    Cast: Lucas Till, Jane Levy, Thomas Lennon, Barry Pepper, Rob Lowe, Danny Glover Director: Chris Wedge Genre: Action, adventure Running time:...

    Christine NakalungiJanuary 14, 2017
  • The video: Emotoka – Lil Pazo

    The smell of fuel, the pleasures of driving, and the satisfaction derived from this iris of arrivalism. Lil Pazo in this...

    Christine NakalungiJanuary 14, 2017