Joy.

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I was conned into seeing this movie because of Robert De Niro and Jennifer Lawrence. The story, as inspiring as it is and heavily female oriented, could have been told in about 90 minutes and since that did not happen due to adding unnecessary characters to the tale, the picture takes over two hours to sit through and I found it tedious.

While Lawrence and Bradley Cooper deliver, all the rest of the cast are zombie like and most unappealing. Robert De Niro, despite being almost a cameo role, disappoings which is rare for him and I blame the story line and the fact that his part could have been done away with completely. I call this a con game that Bollywood usually indulges in when the producer knows that the finished product is likely to bomb and so throws in famous stars to add to the story line.

A very avoidable film.

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16 Responses to Joy.

  1. Thanks for the warning. 🙂
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  2. kylie says:

    I saw this a few weeks ago. I found it a bit flimsy but pleasant. Probably worthy of watching at home but not paying for it 🙂
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  3. tammy j says:

    thank you.
    I also like the stars involved. mostly de niro.
    I won’t be wasting my time. I trust your taste by now.
    if it comes on the tv years from now I might give a look…
    but not going to spend money on it. 🙂

  4. Mother says:

    Couldn’t agree more!
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  5. Max Coutinho says:

    Hey Rummy,

    Isn’t this the same cast from “Silver Linings”? I don’t like it when they do use the same cast of a great movie (Oscar Winner and all) in another movie to capitalise on the success of the first (besides, the strategy never works).

    Anyway, thanks for the review. I will try to avoid it.

    Cheers
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  6. Anna says:

    Thank for the warning, no Joy for me. I thought that I was missing out not seeing it. Now I can relax and see The Danish Girl and The Spotlight.

  7. It’s a ‘chick flick’ with stars! I’ll avoid it. Thanks for the heads up!
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