Here’s the first trailer for David O. Russell’s ‘Joy’ a biopic reuniting Jennifer Lawrence and Bradley Cooper for their third movie with the famed Oscar-winning director after ‘American Hustle’ and ‘Silver Linings Playbook.’ Robert De Niro also costars. As can be expected, this paring and this trailer have caused quite a buzz!
Perhaps it’s like our modern-day Spencer Tracy and Kathrine Hepburn. Sometimes great stars are even greater together and we follow them from one dramatic or comedic role to another in one movie to another, as much for their acting gravitas as their onscreen chemistry. As for Jennifer Lawrence and Bradley Cooper ‘Joy’ is their fourth movie together overall, including the Depression-era ‘Serena.’
So the ‘Joy’ trailer arrives with Jennifer Lawrence as the title character of this real-life story of Joy Mangano, the inventor of the Miracle Mop, and the single mother of three children, who went on to massive business success.
As we settle in and wait for a rousing feel-good American Dream-style success we are drawn into the drama of the trailer we find that all is not so joyful for Jennifer Lawrence’s Joy.
It opens with a wedding, and the words of Joy’s mother are heard, as she says, “You are going to grow up and become a strong, smart young woman. Go to school, meet a fine young man, have beautiful children of your own, and you all are gonna grow wonderful things. And that’s what’s going to happen.”
Well, it doesn’t quite turn out that way, unless a billion dollar business counts as growing “wonderful things,” In fact, it really should! It has to start somewhere, of course, otherwise we would not have a movie that covers four generations and in the midst of it a story of triumph against odds.
Watching the trailer and knowing the end results — but not the long years and the effort it took — just makes one want to get absorbed, but, alas, it’s just a teaser for what looks like another winner of a movie from David O. Russell.
‘Joy’ also stars Edgar Ramirez, Diane Ladd, Virginia Madsen, Isabella Rossellini, Elisabeth Röhm and others. It opens in theaters on Christmas Day, December 25th. And in the meantime, the first trailer video is below!
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